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Raytheon to complete first phase of anti-ship Tomahawk work

first_img View post tag: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Raytheon gets $349m to complete first phase of anti-ship Tomahawk development Share this article navaltoday August 29, 2019, by The US Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Raytheon a $349 million contract to complete the first phase of work on the Maritime Strike Tomahawk program.The project is being undertaken to allow the US Navy to field an anti-ship variant of the Block IV Tactical Tomahawk.The project started in 2016 with the navy announcing it would equip over 200 Tomahawks with the ability to engage surface targets at ranges of 1000 nautical miles.According to a Pentagon contract announcement, Raytheon is expected to complete phase 1 design and integration efforts as well as test and evaluation by February 2023.Part of the work will include integrating a new multi-mode seeker into the Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile, enabling the weapon to engage moving maritime targets. Recertification on the first Tomahawk Block IVs is set to begin in 2019.The Navy is conducting the new seeker development as a Rapid Deployment Capability program to meet urgent fleet requirements. The upgraded missile is expected to achieve an initial operational capability in 2021 after live-fire tests before being introduced to the fleet.The introduction of MST to the fleet would equip US Navy submarines with an anti-surface capability for the first time since the Harpoon anti-ship missile was retired in the 1990s.The office of Director, Operational Test & Evaluation (DOT&E) assessed in 2016 that the Maritime Strike Tomahawk would need to perform 36 test flights for an adequate assessment of the capability. Authorities View post tag: Maritime Strike Tomahawk View post tag: Raytheon View post tag: Tomahawk Raytheon gets $349m to complete first phase of anti-ship Tomahawk developmentlast_img read more

Auction fever: Sub $1m homes in Brisbane going, going, gone!

first_imgThis four-bedroom house at 132 Turner Rd, Kedron, sold at auction for $1.15m at the weekend.Selling agent Brooke Copping of Ray White Wilston said the four-bedroom, two-bathroom property at 132 Turner Road attracted five registered bidders, with bidding opening at $800,000.“The large block size is unusual for the area and the family that bought it from the Sunshine Coast really appreciated the charm and the character,” Ms Copping said. Hannah Perry at her Red Hill home, which sold at auction on Saturday. Image: AAP/John Gass.About 70 people gathered in the property’s backyard to watch as 10 registered bidders fought for a cute, two-bedroom cottage on a small 253 sqm block at 17 Ella St, Red Hill at the weekend.Bidding opened at $670,000 and the house was put on the market at $840,000 before three bidders pushed the sale price to $865,000.Selling agent Judi O’Dea of Ray White Paddington said the buyer was a local couple with a toddler who were first home buyers. Ms O’Dea said she had about 20 cash unconditional buyers on her books looking for an inner-city cottage under $1 million in Brisbane.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoIn Kedron, a Spanish mission inspired home sold for $1.15 million under the hammer on Saturday. This three-bedroom house at 8 Bramston Tce, Herston, sold under the hammer for $1.01m on Saturday.Also on the northside, a four-bedroom renovated house at 83 Vardon St, Wilston, sold for $1.9 million at auction through Place Estate Agents.A three-bedroom, one-bathroom house at 23 Mein Street, Hendra, sold under the hammer for $790,000, after attracting five registered bidders and a “little worse for wear” three-bedder at 8 Bramston Tce, Herston, was sold at auction for $1.01 million after ten registered bidders vied for the inner-city property. This two-bedroom cottage at 17 Ella St, Red Hill, sold for $865,000.“They have been bidding at my auctions and missed out on at least two other opportunities, so I was working with them and standing over them and making them bid strongly,” Ms O’Dea said.“I said to them; ‘You will lose out again unless you give me a strong bid!’“I think a lot of buyers at the moment have to experience an auction for themselves to realise that anything sub $1 million is very hotly contested and they have to be strong.” MORE: HAMMER TIME FOR BRISBANE SELLERS This huge home at 83 Vardon St, Wilston, sold for $1.9m at auction on Saturday.On the southside, a five-bedroom family home at 9 Preston Court, Calamvale, sold under the hammer for $724,000 after attracting six registered bidders and about 40 bids.It was marketed by Cindy Kuang and John Heng of Place – Sunnybank. This three-bedroom house at 23 Mein St, Hendra, sold under the hammer for $790,000 on Saturday.“The market is really good at the moment with heaps of people through the opens, so I’d urge anyone thinking of selling to take advantage and put your home on the market now.“Great properties will demand a really great price, and when you have a full marketing suite that includes online and print advertising, that’s a recipe for success.” Brisbane’s auction market had a strong weekend, with home buyers out in force.BRISBANE’S auction market is on fire, with spring selling season kicking in early at the weekend as 25 per cent more homes sold under the hammer than this time last year.According to preliminary figures from CoreLogic, Brisbane reported a clearance rate of 67.7 per cent with 94 properties going to auction across the city and buyers out in force.That’s significantly higher than the same period last year when the clearance rate was only 41.8 per cent. RELATED: AMA BOSS AND TV DOCTOR SELLING BRISBANE INVESTMENT Chief auctioneer for Ray White Queensland, Mitch Peereboom. Image: AAP, John Gass.Ray White Queensland chief auctioneer Mitch Peereboom said it was a strong auction weekend for the state with multiple properties and multiple registered bidders.“It was a strong day in particular for the unit market with a number of excellent results and that really shows the confidence buyers have in the unit market,” Mr Peereboom said.last_img read more

Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition Established

first_imgAn international Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition has been formed to advance sustainable deployment of ocean-based renewable energy and mitigate the harmful impacts of climate change.Ocean-based renewable energy—such as offshore wind, floating solar, tidal and wave power—could meet nearly 10% of the annual greenhouse gas emissions reductions needed by 2050 to keep global temperatures under 1.5ºC above pre-industrial levels, according to a report released by the High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy.Bringing together civil society, intergovernmental institutions and industry, the Action Coalition will represent the offshore wind sector in the global dialogue on climate action. It will be spearheaded by Ørsted and Equinor. The group also includes: CWind, Global Marine Group, JERA, MHI Vestas, Mainstream Renewable Power, Shell, Siemens Gamesa, TenneT and The Crown Estate.The Action Coalition was formed in response to the September 2019 Call for Ocean-Based Climate Action made by the High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, with additional partners including Global Wind Energy Council and the UN Global Compact.The Action Coalition will prepare a vision for 2050, highlighting the actions that industry, financiers and governments can take to sustainably scale-up offshore wind, and thereby contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and global decarbonization goals. Initial outputs will be announced at the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon in June 2020.“If we’re serious about fighting the climate crisis, it’s vital we decarbonise the world’s energy use as quickly as possible through technologies like offshore wind. The Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition will work together to accelerate the opportunity presented by ocean renewables to achieve the Paris Agreement goals,” says Benj Sykes, vice president at Ørsted.“Collaboration between nations and companies is needed to accelerate the sustainable deployment of ocean renewable energy. This Action Coalition includes leading industry players in offshore wind and we are working together to unleash the full potential of offshore wind globally,” says Stephen Bull, senior vice president for wind and low carbon at Equinor.last_img read more