4 May

HII to build US Navy’s first Flight III destroyer

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today HII gets contract to build US Navy’s first Flight III Arleigh Burke-class destroyer View post tag: Arleigh Burke-class View post tag: DDG 125 HII gets contract to build US Navy’s first Flight III Arleigh Burke-class destroyer View post tag: Flight III Arleigh Burke June 28, 2017 The U.S. Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division a contract modification to incorporate the “Flight III” upgrades to the Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided missile destroyer Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125).The ship is the fifth of five destroyers the company was originally awarded in June 2013.DDG 51 Flight III will incorporate the new Advanced Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) that will replace the existing SPY-1 radar installed on the previous DDG 51 ships. To support the new Flight III systems, the installed power and cooling will be increased accordingly.Flight III destroyers will operate with more personnel, have a wider stern to increase ship’s buoyancy and will have a modified deckhouse to accommodate the radar’s size and weight.HII withheld the value of the flight upgrade modification “due to business sensitivities”.“We have proven our success in the DDG 51 class over the past 30 years, and our shipbuilders are ready now to build the first Flight III ship,” Ingalls Shipbuilding president Brian Cuccias said. “This will be the 35th Aegis destroyer we will build for the U.S. Navy in what has been one of our company’s most successful programs. These ships are in high demand, and this Flight III ship will be the most capable DDG 51-class ship ever built.”DDG 125 is the first ship named for Capt. Jack H. Lucas, who, at the age of 14, forged his mother’s signature to join the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves during World War II. Lucas, then a private first class in the Marine Corps, turned 17 just five days before the U.S. invasion of Iwo Jima and stowed away on USS Deuel (APA 160) to fight in the campaign. During a close firefight with Japanese forces, Lucas saved the lives of three fellow Marines when, after two enemy hand-grenades were thrown into a U.S. trench, he placed himself on one grenade while simultaneously pulling the other under his body. One of the grenades did not explode; the other exploded but only injured Lucas.Lucas is the youngest Marine and the youngest service member in World War II to receive the Medal of Honor. Authorities View post tag: HII View post tag: US Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

24 Sep

Drogba mobbed by fans as he enters race for Cote d’Ivoire football presidency

first_imgChelsea legend, Didier Drogba, was mobbed by thousands of adoring fans as he submitted his candidacy to become president of Ivory Coast football. The 42-year-old will compete with four other hopefuls for the position after launching his bid in the country’s economic capital Abidjan. The elections to be top chief at the Cote d’Ivoire Football Federation take place on September 5. And the former striker hopes his achievements throughout his distinguished club career and with The Elephants will help him be voted in. Indeed the surrounding streets were full of fans desperate to get a glimpse of their idol, carry banners, and wearing T-shirts adorned with Drogba’s face. However, despite his popularity with football fans in the country, he is still not certain to be on the ballot. Drogba needs nominations from three of the 14 Ligue 1 clubs and two from the lower divisions. The two-time African Football of the Year also must have the endorsement of any of five special interest groups of coaches, doctors, current and former players, and referees, according to Reuters.Advertisement Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedCan You Recognize These Cute Celeb Baby Faces?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?12 Flicks That Almost Ended Their Stars’ CareersBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo Loading… center_img And his candidacy has already suffered a big blow after the Ivory Coast Footballers Association controversially did not support him. Drogba said: “Football is everyone’s sport, football brings people together, football unites. “We can see it today with all these people gathered in front of the headquarters of the Ivorian football federation.” The Blues icon added: ”It’s no secret that our football is going badly, and that is why with my team we are committed to contributing to the rebirth of Ivorian football. read also:FIFPro axes Ivorian players’ union for not backing Drogba’s FA candidacy “If my goal was not driven by a deep desire to give back to Ivorian football all that it has given me, to contribute to the development of football in my country, and if God was not in this candidacy, it would be difficult to be in front of you today.” Drogba represented Ivory Coast between 2002 and 2014, spanning five Africa Cup of Nations and three World Cups. and is the country’s leading scorer with 65 goals from 105 caps. He is also the country’s third most-capped player of all time after Didier Zokora (123) and Kolo Toure (120). FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more