Saab contracts Polish yard for Swedish Navy SIGINT vessel

first_img Authorities Saab contracts Polish yard for Swedish Navy SIGINT vessel work View post tag: Swedish Navy View post tag: Nauta Shiprepair Yard April 26, 2017 View post tag: SIGINTcenter_img Polish Nauta Shiprepair Yard, a part of the Polish Armaments Group (PGZ), will build the ship platform for the Swedish Navy’s special purpose Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) vessel.Earlier this month, Saab announced a SEK730 million (approx. $80.6M) contract with the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) for design, construction and delivery of a special purpose ship.The Swedish company now announced that the ship platform will be constructed, launched and tested at the Polish shipyard Nauta in Gdynia. The ship will then sail to Saab’s shipyard in Karlskrona, Sweden for fitting of the signal intelligence equipment and final sea acceptance test (SAT).Saab added that the contract is a result of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Saab and Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ), the biggest Polish defence company, which was signed in October 2016.“I am very pleased how we have turned the initial intentions in the MoU into a tangible business with PGZ. Special purpose ships of this kind require both high availability and reliability. In Nauta we have found a partner who can contribute in delivering a modern solution to our customer,” said Gunnar Wieslander, head of Saab business area Kockums.“For the Nauta Shiprepair Yard participation in construction of this ship will represent an opportunity for further dynamic growth by increasing our shipbuilding portfolio, not only on the domestic arena. As Nauta we have access to a skilled workforce, needed infrastructure and have accumulated long term experience in maritime projects,” Slawomir Latos, the chairman of the Nauta Shiprepair Yard, commented. Back to overview,Home naval-today Saab contracts Polish yard for Swedish Navy SIGINT vessel work View post tag: Saab Share this articlelast_img read more

Irish Rugby back in training ahead of Scotland clash

first_img© IRFU The Irish Rugby team have received a big boost with the news that Tadgh Furlong and Iain Henderson are on course to be fit for Saturday’s Six Nations showdown with Scotland.Hamstring injuries forced both players out of the win over Wales, but Ireland management expect them to train fully this week.The Munster pair of Andrew Conway and Niall Scannell have been ruled out of the game, due to knee and rib issues. Ulster’s Rob Herring has rejoined the squad have overcome an elbow problem.last_img read more

Crespo, Siasia Thrilled Fans at Heineken’s UCL Final

first_imgFollowing successful live viewings of UEFA Champions League matches by fans in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, international premium lager beer, Heineken last Saturday, welcomed football fans into the Ocean View Ground, of Eko Hotel and Suites, in Lagos, for the historic final match between Real Madrid and Liverpool. This grand finale of the premium football viewing events was indeed a special one with the presence of Argentine football legend, Hernan Crespo, who joined hundreds of Nigerian fans to witness a truly memorable night of drama and action.Crespo had spent time soaking in the city of Lagos by visiting leading art, culture, lifestyle, and educational centre, Terra Kulture, to view  stunning artworks on display.He had also paid surprise visits to four lucky football fans in their offices in various parts of Lagos, delivering to the delighted fans exclusive front row invites to the UCL Final live match viewing experience put together by Heineken.The 2017/2018 UCL final was all set to be a momentous occasion, with the Zinedine Zidane led Real Madrid team vying for an unprecedented 13th overall and third consecutive title win, while the Jorgen Klopp coached Liverpool side was hoping to win a sixth title on the night in Kiev, in their first final since 2007.The trio of sports broadcaster, Moses Praiz, Hernan Crespo and ex- Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia, provided expert analysis and made predictions during half time.While guests enjoyed playing various fun activities like table soccer, video games and so on, additional entertainment was provided by DJ Neptune, with hype man, Shody, further galvanizing the excited crowd during the post-match after-party to create a carnival-like atmosphere.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Lakers almost let one slip away against Hawks

first_img“I wanted to make sure I knocked those two down and focus intently,” Gasol said. “The game is on the line. I had to make up for all the other shots that I missed tonight.” It was scramble mode all the way, but the Lakers (2-2) finally showed a few flashes of their depth and potential that they did when they beat the Clippers in the opener.But they had to sweat it out at the end, through an official’s video review that determined Gasol was fouled and did not charge into Paul Millsap to earn the free throws.Until then, they had to endure three of Kyle Korver’s six 3-point shots in the final quarter that helped the Hawks whittle the lead away. Atlanta (1-2) finally tied the game on Millsap’s jumper with 36 seconds left.After Gasol’s free throws, the Hawks again turned to Korver, but his 2-point shot from the corner was blocked by Gasol. “I didn’t know if they’d go for a 2 or a 3,” Gasol said. “I knew that Korver was a hot hand. I had to make sure I covered him. They used to run a play where Korver goes off and (Al) Horford dives to the basket and they get a quick, easy 2. I was aware of both options. Once I saw Korver and the ball going to him, I went for the block.”Maybe the Lakers know a little bit more about themselves, but that’s going to be a work in progress.Like finding minutes and situations for lineups, even if D’Antoni — gasp — has Gasol and Chris Kaman on the floor at the same time, as they were at one point in the first quarter.“It’s tough,” D’Antoni said. “Like I told them, there’s a lot of things we have to get right. There’s no way we’re going to put everybody together, come out here and figure this out and we’re going to be a top-level team right now.”D’Antoni said the team’s chemistry among the players is fine, though “with me, I don’t know, we’ll see.”“I don’t want to make it harder for him,” said Kaman, who had 10 points and five rebounds in 16 minutes. “I want to do my job and not complain and take it in stride. There’s a long way to go. If we want to be successful, we can’t complain and gripe and shoot people in the back of the head. It’s not going to work that way. That’s not a team. That’s not how it works.”Henry scored nine of his 18 points in the first quarter. Young was the first player off the bench, and he scored five of his 13 points in the opening quarter.Gasol had 16 points and 13 rebounds, and was on the floor at the end of the game with Jordan Hill, who pulled down a key offensive rebound of Gasol’s errant shot with about 17 seconds left.Every Laker who played scored at least five points, with the bench contributing 48 points. The Lakers hit nine 3-pointers and for the second time this season, they tied a franchise record by having eight different players hit 3-pointers.Korver, who was 6 for 6 on long-range shots, led the Hawks with 22 points. Millsap and Jeff Teague scored 14 each and Horford had 12 points and 16 rebounds.The Lakers jumped out to a 33-22 lead after one period and kicked the advantage up to 13 points by halftime.A short hook shot by Kaman gave the Lakers an 84-67 lead, but that was right around the time the Lakers hit the wall.“For whatever reason, we’re going up 15, we’re having great energy and then all of a sudden … we start to get soft on defense without a lot of energy, then we start to get a little selfish or stop thinking about moving the ball,” D’Antoni said. “Those two things we’ve got to cure. If we cure it, which we have some good moments … then we’ll be OK.”Gasol sat for the first 6 1/2 minutes of the third quarter and the first 6 1/2 minutes of the fourth quarter.“I’m having issues with my chest and sinus infection,” Gasol said. “I’m having issues with breathing, I’m fighting through it, but I want to be out there as much as I can. I just can’t sustain the energy for as long as I want to. “We have to step up down the stretch. I had to make sure I was involved and alert and ready to make plays.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img It was time to shuffle, so the Lakers did. After all, the starting lineup they broke camp with had been outscored by 79 points in three games.By the rest of their teammates.The first casualty was Nick Young, who was replaced as a starter by Coach Mike D’Antoni with Xavier Henry. The Hawks could be excused if they didn’t know what hit them, but they figured it out, and nearly threw the Lakers into another state of angst.After blowing a 21-point lead, Pau Gasol hit a pair of free throws with six seconds left and the Lakers found a way to stop Kyle Korver when it was absolutely necessary to score a 105-103 victory Sunday night at Staples Center.last_img read more