BAE Systems, SAIC to Build US Marine ACVs

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today BAE Systems, SAIC to Build US Marine ACVs BAE Systems, SAIC to Build US Marine ACVs View post tag: SAIC November 25, 2015 The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command awarded a total of $225.3M for the development and production of a new Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV).SAIC, the American-based government contractor, received a $121.5M contract and BAE Systems recieved $103.7M for the build of initial 13 prototypes.The two companies won the bid against three other competitors, which included Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics, according to the Washington Post.During the first phase, BAE Systems will produce 16 prototypes that will be tested by the Marine Corps beginning in the third quarter of 2016. Work on the vehicles will take place at BAE Systems’ facilities in Quantico, Virginia; San Jose, California; and York, Pennsylvania.According to a US Marines statement, the ACV will be an eight-wheeled vehicle that will provide protection akin to the Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles with landward maneuverability and mobility that is superior to that of the AAV. The ACV will also be outfitted with a precision weapons station, which will provide significant enhanced lethality, and will have a robust swim capability, allowing it to operate within the littorals.BAE Systems’ ACV 1.1 solution is an 8×8 open ocean-capable vehicle that is based on a platform developed by IVECO Defence Vehicles. View post tag: BAe Systems The contract includes options for 60 low-rate initial production vehicles and 148 full-rate production (FRP) vehicles and if all options were to be exercised the contract would reach the value of $1.1B dollars.[mappress mapid=”17457″]Naval Today Staff, Images: BAE Systems, Saic SAIC secured the bid with their TERREX 2 design which has Hybrid All-Wheel Steering for tight well-deck maneuvers and seats three crew members and up to 11 embarked Marines.TERREX 2 completes swim test in South Carolina, USA View post tag: US Marine Corps Authorities Share this articlelast_img read more

The Latest: Swimming body giving $6.5M in aid for athletes

first_imgFINA says it wants to help athletes who “endure hardships related to their training and competitive opportunities due to the pandemic.”The plan includes $4 million for at least 160 national federations to support athletes with expenses for training, competitions and living over the next year.A further $2 million will support 100 scholarships for athletes who currently do not have Olympic qualifying standards to prepare at national or continental centers. FINA supports regional bases in Russia, Senegal, Thailand and the United States.Grants totalling $460,000 will go to continental swimming bodies to distribute.___ The Latest: Swimming body giving $6.5M in aid for athletes July 21, 2020 The 2020-21 season in the Scottish league will start on Aug. 1. The 2019-20 league season did not resume after the lockdown and Celtic was declared champion based on average points per game.___More AP sports: and ___This season’s Scottish Cup final will be played midway through next season.The Scottish soccer federation says the pandemic-delayed competition will be completed on Dec. 20. That is more than seven months after the original date for the final on May 9.The competition was stopped at the semifinal stage. Defending champion Celtic will play Aberdeen and Edinburgh rivals Hearts and Hibernian will meet in the other semifinal on the weekend of Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at Hampden Park in Glasgow.Organizers say players who would ordinarily be barred from playing for a second team in the same competition can play for their new club even if they were earlier fielded by a different team.center_img The ISTAF track meet in Berlin has outlined plans to have up to 3,500 spectators in attendance on Sept. 13.Organizers say they have developed a wide-ranging plan to ensure spectators stay healthy but haven’t revealed specifics. They were hoping for up to 45,000 fans at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin before the pandemic.Meet director Martin Seeber says he hopes it will be “a first small step back to normality.”Pole vault world record holder Armand “Mondo” Duplantis is headlining the event.The announcement comes as other European track meets plan to bring fans back. Tickets are on sale for the Diamond League meet in Monaco next month and organizers in Lausanne are staging a pole vault competition in the city which could have 5,000 fans if Swiss authorities agree. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Swimming governing body FINA is giving almost $6.5 million to help athletes prepare for the postponed Tokyo Olympics. Associated Press last_img read more

City of West Palm Beach Makes Push to Prevent Texting and Driving

first_imgThe city of West Palm Beach and West Palm Beach Police are reminding drivers about the new texting and driving law.Watch press conference with West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James here.It went into effect on July 1, but citations won’t be issued until next January.Right now, everyone’s in a warning period.Police teamed up with the city to launch a Vision Zero Safety team.They will focus on three critical intersections in the city:Broadway between 36th and 59th Street.Palm Beach Lakes between Dixie and Village.Okeechobee Boulevard between Dixie and Indian Road.last_img read more

Cross that one off the Bucket List — A Trip to see Raider Nation in action

first_imgSome readers may wonder as to why The Nelson Daily would publish an article regarding a National Football League game in Oakland Sunday.Well The Nelson Daily owner/editor Bruce Fuhr was in the Bay Area during the weekend to cross a couple of items off the Bucket List.As a long-time Raider Nation inductee, Fuhr thought while he was there he’d give a hands-on view of the atmosphere of a business that dominates the USA every Sunday, with a couple of satellite days on Thursday and Monday.Here we go.Game preparation begins days before actual event.South of the 49th parallel team followers flock to sporting outlets to purchase their favourite team’s garb. I follow the flow grabbing a new Raiders hat for the game.I already have tons of other clothing, including my Los Angeles Raiders sweat shirt I packed for the game.And on the streets of San Francisco, where I stayed for the weekend, were flooded with Raiders fans, 49er believers and many other NFL teams.Sunday, the streets, public transit and highways were flooded with fans attending the game — close to 60,000 of my new person friends, give or take a few Carolina Panthers supporters sprinkled into to the stadium.North of the 49th parallel, from coast to coast, sports fans were celebrating everything Canadian about football as Ottawa and Calgary clashed in the 104th edition of the Grey Cup.South of the 49th, what Canadian saw Sunday is a ritual that occurs in most US cities from September to February.“We’re here every game, every season to tailgate,” Oakland native and long-time Raider Nation supporter Gary said from the front row of the tailgate party a few hours outside the Coliseum. Gary not only takes tailgating to a new level, but gets right into the game action with a full costume, including face painting prior to the game.“This is a full-meal deal, every single game,” adds the 6-foot plus giant of a man who could probably suit up on any of the lines for the Silver and Black.The Oakland area native said he started dressing up for Raider games in support of Fans Against Violence.Any why does he get up before sunrise to get to the gate a full hour before the 8 a.m. parking lot opening?“Because this is part of our culture. . .. This is so much fun sharing food and drink with my Raider friends.”“For most of us this is basically Sunday dinner for all of us because this is our family.”Some people have heard of the rise of crime south of the border. If so, there was none of that at the game as fans dressed in the Silver and Black High-Fived each other before, during and especially after the game as the Raiders rallied after a third-quarter collapse to win the game in dramatic style — ending on a Khalil Mack sack and fumble recovery of reigning Most Valuable Player Cam Newton after Oakland kicker Sebastian Janikowski kicked the game-winning field goal.Then the almost 60,000 fans trekked outside the stadium for the more than two-hour wait to head home on the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit).Not at all an inconvenience. Fans simply recanted the game from every angle, dissecting the third quarter when franchise quarterback Derek Carr injured his pinky finger, which forced him out of the game for an offensive series.Of course, many in the know realize the past decade has not been a banner time for the Silver and Black. The struggles have been well documented as the franchise has been mired in the bottom of the league.But Gary sees it all, wins and losses don’t matter. Tailgating at Raider games, as well at any other games in the US, is an institution.“Honestly, it’s the same . . .  but with a lot more smiles,” he said. “Even when we were 3-13 everybody was wonderful they were all having a good time out here.”Okay, I’m done.Cross that off the Bucket List.Next up, a trip down under. Hopefully, there’s an Aussie Rules game to check out.last_img read more

Filly & Mare Turf – Post-Race Interview Transcript – Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016

first_imgSir Michael StouteChris RichardsonLanfranco DettoriPress ConferenceTHE MODERATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, the winners of the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf is Queen’s Trust owned by Cheveley Park Stud. We’re joined by the winning trainer, Sir Michael Stoute, as well as winning jockey, Frankie Dettori, and Cheveley’s managing partner, Chris Richardson, on the left. Sir Michael in the middle and Frankie on the right as we look up at them. Sir Michael, if I could start with you, and perhaps you could just describe the race as you saw it for us? We’d just like to hear it in your words?SIR MICHAEL STOUTE: Yeah, well, Frankie and I had a good chat. You don’t tell him too much. He knows his way around here. I was a little bit concerned about the 11 draw, but fortunately it looked as though it was going to be a really honest pace, which there was.THE MODERATOR: Frankie, you alluded in your last post race interview that the hot pace might have helped you today, the fast pace of American racing. Could you just describe the trip that you had that looked like a good one?LAFRANCO DETTORI: Yeah, the pace was solid early. I was a little bit outpaced, but let her find her feet. When we got to the backstretch, basically tried to find the spot where I could get in a challenging position, and I was very fortunate mid-turn that I got behind the favorite. And then on the straight, the first jump on me, and my first reaction, I thought, well, I’ll be a good third. Then she started to motor and, you know, it’s funny. It’s a sure straight, but those last hundred yards make a big difference, and she got into top gear, and we flashed past the line, I was pretty much sure that we won.THE MODERATOR: Very good. And, Chris, it’s been perhaps a frustrating year not being able to break through at the highest level with this filly. Can you just talk about the campaign and then stepping up today?CHRIS RICHARDSON: Yes, no, well, she’s a very talented filly, as Sir Michael has always maintained. It’s very exciting to have had a homebred to be able to be competing at this level. Sir Michael has been with Mr. and Mrs. Thompson for over 35 years, and it’s wonderful having had a little bit of a mixed introduction to the Breeders’ Cup to come here and have a fantastic day.The filly is hugely talented. We’ve seen her perform. She’s had good draws and been a little unlucky in a number of the races that she’s been competing in at the Group 1 level. And she’s shown a terrific turn of foot, and past horses like her, a true champion in the final stages of her last three starts. That was certainly shown today.And, Frankie, you couldn’t have given her a more clever ride. It was just a joy to watch. And you turning in for home, she would run to the line, and my goodness, she certainly did. So it was just fantastic.THE MODERATOR: Michael, this is your third win in this race, and we were just asking about the decision to come over here for the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf. What specifically about this filly did you think suited her for this race?SIR MICHAEL STOUTE: Well, she’s run a great race in the Nassau behind Minding. She had every chance that day, she just wasn’t quite good enough. But it was an excellent performance. I looked at what was going to be lining up. She hadn’t had a tough season. She was unfortunate, again, in her final start in England. Came through it well, and I thought I really would like to have a crack at this Filly Mare Turf. But I needed to persuade, and I wasn’t optimistic about it, because I knew their stand. But fortunately they came up with an affirmative, and thank God they did.Q. Frankie, this is your first time racing on her. Did she show you anything that you weren’t expecting today?LAFRANCO DETTORI: No, I rode her before she came to America one morning, and she didn’t give me much of a feel, but Ted Durcan, who I was working with, said she’s not very flash working in the mornings. But her form has been solid. I’ve been watching her all year. I knew we had a chance because the way the race was going to set up.Q. Sir Michael, in terms of her run today, was it a lot like the Nassau? Was it the same sort of form as that particular race?SIR MICHAEL STOUTE: Well, the Nassau had six. There were 13 today, and we were drawn 11, so it was always going to be a different ball game. We were just very prominent in the Nassau. But here, Frankie had to be sharp and clever because the draw worried me a little bit.Q. Chris, I know it’s early to think about, but would you mind maybe laying out a few of her potential targets for next year if you’ve had a chance to think about that?CHRIS RICHARDSON: Well, I obviously haven’t spoken to David and Patricia Thompson as yet. Obviously we are — she has got a huge amount of potential. She certainly will be staying in training next year. No doubt Sir Michael will speak to them and we’ll map out a plan as long as she obviously comes out of this race well. You know, it’s a shame that Mr. and Mrs. Thompson, Pat and David Thompson, are not here, but they are fantastic supporters of breeding and racing on an international level. The Breeders’ Cup have been fantastic in looking after us, and the support and back-up, and to come here and to actually win is a dream come true. It really is. I can only praise the trainer and the jockey, really, and the filly who, as I say, it’s just one of those special fillies.THE MODERATOR: We’re thrilled to have you all here. Thrilled you brought this filly, and we’ll hope to perhaps to see her back here again next year.FastScripts Transcript by ASAP Sportslast_img read more