Babcock, BAE Systems awarded contract extension for MCG

first_img Categories: Back to overview,Home naval-today Babcock, BAE Systems awarded contract extension for Royal Navy MCG Posted: over 4 years ago The agreement is worth about £43m and will see the continuation of in-service support to the 4.5 MCG across 19 Type 23 frigates and Type 45 destroyers as well as HMS Collingwood. The continued collaboration between Babcock and BAE Systems, the gun’s designer, is said to offer the capacity, proven capabilities and infrastructure to run in-service support. British aerospace and defence company Babcock International and compatriot BAE Systems have been awarded a five-year contract extension by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to continue in-service support to the Royal Navy’s 4.5 Mk8 medium calibre gun (MCG). Share this article View post tag: Royal Navy Babcock, BAE Systems awarded contract extension for Royal Navy MCG Babcock, BAE to work on Royal Navy’s MCG weapon system “The 4.5 MCG is a key weapons system on board the fleet, helping to keep personnel safe during operations. By creating a digital twin to better predict performance and define maintenance requirements, we are delivering real-world use of technology for our customer,” Will Erith, CEO Babcock Marine said. April 9, 2021, by Naida Hakireviccenter_img View post tag: medium calibre gun Photo: UK MOD View post tag: Babcock The digital twin enables digital connection with the asset presenting near real-time insight to the materiel state of the gun. It combines Babcock proprietary data capture technology and data science capability, augmenting Babcock’s engineering pedigree in naval gun support. The technology provides the on-board maintainer with the information they need to optimise maintenance and provides Babcock the foresight needed to predict future faults and proactively intervene to keep the asset operational and increase availability. Posted: over 4 years ago The Mk8 MCG is a modern, semi-automatic variant and can rapidly fire high explosive rounds against land and sea targets with pinpoint accuracy. Babcock has also opted to implement innovative digital twin technology to drive an increase in reliability and availability of the weapons system and work to extend its service life. The effort to increase efficiency will also see the roll out of BAE Systems’ design interventions. View post tag: BAe Systems Authorities Equipment & technology Related Articlelast_img read more

Harvard’s Elizabeth Asefa honored by Breakthrough Greater Boston

first_imgHarvard Public Affairs and Communication’s own Elizabeth Asefa was recently honored by Breakthrough Greater Boston with its Breakthrough Spirit Award at its 25th anniversary celebration.Asefa is an alumna of Breakthrough Greater Boston, which provides year-round, tuition-free programs that offer six years of academically intensive out-of-school time services to highly-motivated, traditionally underserved middle and high school students in Greater Boston.Born in Ethiopia, Asefa immigrated to the United States with her family when she was six years old. She attended the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, and then continued her studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she received her Bachelors of Science in Public Health, and graduated in 2013.Today, Asefa is a program coordinator for the Harvard Public School Partnerships team, which works to foster educational opportunities by connecting Harvard University resources to the public schools in both Boston and Cambridge.“We are incredibly proud of Elizabeth for her ongoing dedication to helping inspire students throughout Boston and Cambridge,” said Kevin Casey, associate vice president for public affairs and communications at Harvard University. “Her commitment to her work, her passion for giving back to the community, and her positive attitude make her a rising star at Harvard and in the community, and we’re confident that she will continue to contribute in new and exciting ways.”last_img read more

Words of wisdom from my first Immersion

first_img 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Denise Wymore Denise started her credit union career over 30 years ago as a Teller for Pacific NW Federal Credit Union in Portland, Oregon. She moved up and around the org. chart … Web: www.nacuso.org Details Last week I got to attend my first Trellance Immersion Conference in Ft. Lauderdale. Trellance (formerly CSCU) is a brand that has really intrigued me. Credit unions are great at adding products, services and projects but seldom have the guts to STOP doing something. Another way to put it is a new phrase I learned from their opening keynote speaker Erik Qualman (equalman) and author of Socialnomics. Trellance had enough data to make the courageous move or “course correct” by shedding their payments systems business and going “all in” on data analytics. They are truly leading by example. We just published the NACUSO Quarterly Review that focused on Big Data/Data Analytics because WE had enough data from our last event to know this is a hot topic with CUSOs and credit unions alike. I’ll be honest when I first stared hearing the phrase repeatedly I was hard pressed to clearly define what it means. As adults we are cynical learners and will most likely let new information (read new paradigms – showing my age with that word) in if we can relate it to something we already know. Here was my “aha” moment during the Trellance Conference. “No other company on the planet has harnessed the power of data analytics better than Amazon. Like them or not, they are beyond smart on how to serve you.” I was fortunate that my brother Carl (super geek) turned me onto Amazon early (in the late 90’s). In those early days we were called Amazonians and the first couple of years my loyalty was rewarded at Christmas with a thank you card FROM Jeff Bezos and some Amazon SWAG.Everyone knows the story now, they started in a garage in Seattle in 1994 selling only books online. What many people don’t know is his original vision for the company. His tagline read the World’s Largest online bookseller” but his goal was to be the biggest online retailer in the world. He named the company Amazon for two main reasons. Back then search engines (pre Google machine) gave results in alphabetical order. And Amazon is the largest river in the world. The arrow on the logo (that also looks like a smile) points from the A to the Z in the word Amazon. Which is a subtle reminder of their vision to sell everything from A to Z. I cannot think of many companies that have that kind of vision in an unknown category. Another thing that Erik Qualman said in his keynote was “If you’re not getting pushback, you’re not pioneering.” Credit unions hate pushback, especially from the regulators. There was also a lot of “encouragement” to fail fast – something we also do not like to do … except some of us maybe … it’s just very slowly, so it’s hard to tell. What made Amazon different from the FIRST online bookstore – the Portland tourist attraction Powell’s Books – was the ability to post a review. He was building a data analytics empire. His goal was to lose money as he built this infrastructure, and even though he was very forthcoming of his strategy, Wall Street didn’t like it and in the year 2000 the headlines read Amazon dot Bomb as analysts predicted their demise. Today Amazon is the largest e-commerce marketplace in the world. The stock price today is trading at $1846.88 per share, Jeff Bezos is worth $150.7 billion, and he just announced his next venture is to go to the moon and build a new world. Makes sense for such a visionary. The most compelling statement came on the last day – from Nate Wentzlaff, M360 Product Owner for Trellance. “Amazon would KILL for the data we have on our members. Think about it?” We have ALL of their purchase history, their credit report/score, demographics, assets, employer information and a long history of that data to boot. But what are we really doing with it? Not nearly as much as we could be, or should be, to better serve our members. Our decision processes have changed. Decisions historically were more difficult because you didn’t have enough information. Today you may have too much information. Knowing what to do with information is key.Qualman concluded with this sage advice “Welcome to the blue sky age. The major shift is, If you can dream up something, you can literally do it today. Word of mouth is on digital steroids. Your best members always come from word of mouth. Historically it’s been slow, but now it’s at scale and it’s quick. Your members become your best sales people if you’re doing it well.”last_img read more

Dashlane and Google launch new API for Secure Andriod Logins

first_imgImage Credit; dashlane.com Advertisement Password manager Dashlane is partnering with Google on a project that will enable Android users to easily and securely log in to their mobile apps via stored passwords. It’s called Open Yolo where you only log in once. The project would involve other companies that make password managers, which automatically create, store and apply passwords for websites so you don’t have to remember them.Passwords have become a necessary evil for logging in to websites and apps. It’s tough to create and recall them, and they’re not fail-safe. Other security methods, such as fingerprint and iris scanning, are simpler and more secure, but they’re still in their infancy. Integrating password managers directly into your website and app logins could prove to be the best solution.For now, Open Yolo’s focus is to create a login process for Android apps, but the project has bigger aspirations. This project is the first big step towards making security simple and accessible for every user, on every device. In the future, we see this open API going beyond just Android devices, and becoming universally-implemented by apps and password managers across every platform and operating system. Ultimately, we look forward to expanding this collaborative project, so that it will benefit the entire security ecosystem as a whole,”Dashlane said in Thursday’s blog post – Advertisement – Google is expected to approve the API by next month.last_img read more