first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Raytheon, US Navy Sign USD 57.8 Million Contract View post tag: 57.8 Mln View post tag: contract Share this article View post tag: Navy View post tag: Raytheon View post tag: Naval Raytheon, US Navy Sign USD 57.8 Million Contract May 21, 2012 Industry news View post tag: USD View post tag: sign View post tag: U.S. Navy The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Company  a contract totaling $57.8 million to overhaul and upgrade nine Phalanx Close-In Weapon Systems, and manufacture two SeaRAM anti-ship missile defense systems. The agreement also includes the purchase of 20 radar upgrade kits.“Raytheon tailors our ship self-defense systems to meet our customers’ requirements,” said Rick Nelson, vice president of Raytheon Missile Systems’ Naval Weapon Systems product line. “Phalanx and SeaRAM are layered defense solutions that lead the world in scalable technology, while providing unparalleled protection.”Close-in Defense SolutionsPhalanx is a rapid-fire, computer-controlled radar and 20 mm gun system that automatically acquires, tracks and destroys enemy threats that have penetrated all other ship defense systems. More than 890 systems have been built and deployed in the navies of 25 nations.Intended to enlarge Phalanx’s keep-out range against evolving anti-ship missiles, rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft and other threats, SeaRAM uses advanced Phalanx Block 1B sensors and replaces the gun with an 11-round Rolling Airframe Missile guide. SeaRAM is aboard the USS Independence (LCS 2) and USS Coronado (LCS 4), and will soon be in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , May 21, 2012 View post tag: News by topiclast_img read more

first_imgNigerian players aiming to be part of the maiden Valuejet Para Table Tennis Open believe they will not be pushovers against the visitors.Already, eight countries including host – Nigeria have been confirmed for the three-day tournament holding Okoya-Thomas Hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium.From Atlanta 96 Paralympic bronze medalist, Nosiru Sule, the tournament is a good opportunity for upcoming players to showcase their talents. “I am so excited that we are hosting this kind of championship for the first time in Nigeria. There is no doubt that the presence of teams from Egypt and South Africa will make the tournament competitive and I am sure Nigerian players will not want to play second fiddle to the visitors.“Having featured in three Paralympic Games, this is good development for Nigeria that our players will have the opportunity to test might with their foreign counterparts in Africa,” Sule said.Like Sule, Faith Obazuaye, a silver medalist at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, this is another platform for her to display her talents particularly against the visiting teams.“When I won the class 10 in Egypt earlier this year, many people is still doubting my ability and now that we are hosting an international tournament, I hope I can show then what I am capable of doing. It promises to be exciting in Lagos and I am eagerly looking forward to make the podium,” the class 10 African champion said.For Tajudeen Agunbiade, who had already secured his passage to Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan, the tournament would give opportunity to shake off their rustiness after the qualifiers in Egypt earlier this year.“We have not been able to compete internationally since the qualifiers in Egypt, I think having this kind of competition will surely help us to assess ourselves and shake off for Tokyo 2020. Some of the players coming from Egypt have also qualifiers for the games and this is a good way to test our might against them,” Agunbiade said.Apart from Nigeria, Egypt and South Africa, other teams coming to Lagos include Morocco, Cote d’Ivoire, Benin Republic, Togo and Ghana.From Monday December 16 to 18, the ITTF classifier will classify the players to their classes while the tournament will kick off on December 19 to 21 with the top three in each event getting prize money for their efforts. 44 titles will be competed in class 1 to 10 in singles and team events for men and women.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgMichael Phelps made the trip to Augusta National to watch his first Masters as Tiger Woods pulled off an incredible career comeback Sunday — and the Olympic champion swimmer certainly didn’t go unnoticed as he watched from a prime spot.“I’m getting chills right now,” Phelps said Wednesday during an interview with “Today” (per “The chance to see (Tiger Woods) at that place be able to come back when everybody counted him out. It’s cool because I kind of have an idea of what that feels like, climbing back to the top of the mountain. Having a chance to see him do it on his terms with his kids there, I was speechless for two days.” Donald Trump to award Tiger Woods Presidential Medal of Freedom A near ace on No. 16, Tiger Woods extends his lead with two holes to play at #themasters— Masters Tournament (@TheMasters) April 14, 2019The video of Phelps and Woods made its rounds on social media, and Phelps later explained what led to that moment after his friend gave him an extra ticket to the Masters.Michael Phelps is just a locked in as Tiger— Ry (@JustRyCole) April 14, 2019″We started walking around the course and ran into a couple of nice people who had gotten to the gate early, at 3:30 a.m,” Phelps said. “They said, if you ever want to come back and sit on 16 with us, we have a couple of chairs. We got lucky, met a super nice guy working there that had some seats set up in some prime spots that we just had some pretty amazing access to.” As Woods intensely focused at the 16th green, Phelps was seen during the broadcast just as tuned into the moment. Fans around were cheering, but Phelps mirrored Woods’ emotions after the 15-time major champion almost made a hole-in-one as the ball stopped just 3 feet from the hole.Afterward, Woods said: “That 16th hole has been good to me.” Related Newscenter_img Masters 2019: Tiger Woods looks ahead after triumph: ‘I can win majors now’ The 23-time Olympic gold medalist said he didn’t know he was featured on the broadcast until much later because cellphones are not allowed on the course at Augusta National.“I think he knew I was there because I was standing when he walked out of the clubhouse (before his round), and it looked like somebody said something to him about it, like one of the guys walking out with him,” Phelps said.“Being able to watch him and how in control he is of every single thing on the golf course. I feel like every step is so calculated and every little small detail he pays so much attention to. It’s something I can relate to.”last_img read more