Northrop Grumman Corporation will highlight a wide range of defence and security solutions, including cyber-protected C4I solutions, airborne early warning and control systems, aerial surveillance, fire control radars and marine navigation systems at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.IDEX 2013 is the only tri-service defence and security exhibition in the Middle East and North Africa region and will be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre Feb. 17-21. Northrop Grumman’s exhibit in the U.S. pavilion will be at Stand 03-C08 and CS-1.“Northrop Grumman’s strong relationship with the Gulf Cooperation Council countries goes back many decades and is built on a legacy of trust and performance,” said David Perry, corporate vice president and chief global business development officer, Northrop Grumman. “Our objective is to continue to work closely with our customers to provide long-term capability solutions and help enhance defence and national security across the region.”Northrop Grumman will showcase the world-leading airborne early warning capabilities of its E-2D Advanced Hawkeye with a crew workstation and flyable cockpit simulator in the exhibit stand to demonstrate the E-2D’s benefits for military and civil applications.The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye couples a newly designed electronically scanned radar with a matching suite of sensors, avionics, processors, software and displays to provide the most technologically advanced command and control capability available worldwide. The AN/APY-9 radar is the backbone of this aircraft and provides greater flexibility and significantly improved detection and tracking over all terrains. Northrop Grumman has delivered nine E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft to the U.S. Navy and initial operational capability with the U.S. Navy fleet is on track for 2015. The programme was recently approved to enter full-rate production by the Office of the Secretary of Defense after the E-2D was declared operationally suitable and effective following a 10-month initial operational test and evaluation by the Navy.The exhibit will also feature a range of Northrop Grumman’s industry-leading radar-related technology. The AN/APR-39 radar warning receiver protects a wide variety of fixed-, rotary- and tilt-wing aircraft from threats, and is designed to maximize survivability by improving aircrew situational awareness. The system provides continuous 360-degree coverage to detect and identify threat types, bearing and lethality before alerting a cockpit crew to each threat with a graphical symbol on the cockpit multifunction display or video display.The company is the world’s sole provider of fire control radars for fifth-generation fighters and supplies the active electronically scanned array fire control radars for the F-22 and F-35 and the fire control radar for the F-16 Block 60. The exhibit will feature the APG-80 Scalable Agile Beam Radar for the F-16 and the APG-81 for the F-35.A model of the AN/TPS-78 latest generation radar, made possible by technological advances in high power transistor design, will be featured in the exhibit.The company’s airborne surveillance capability will also be highlighted with a model of the lighter-than-air Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle (LEMV) being developed for the U.S. Army. The system is designed to be operated with or without a crew on board, and offers persistent surveillance with reconfigurable payloads to meet multimission needs. The first flight of the LEMV was successfully completed in August 2012.A range of C2/C3/C4I solutions will be highlighted including the International Track Server, International Command and Control Enterprise and the SoldierLink System, a lightweight communications and information system for dismounted soldiers. A Real Time Information in the Cockpit system will be available for viewing.The company’s naval and maritime capabilities will be highlighted in NAVDEX, the dedicated naval defence area at IDEX. This will include Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine’s latest generation of navigation, ship control and radar technology.The VisionMaster FT and warship electronic chart display and information system will be on display configured to demonstrate how the system is able to provide effective operational support for watch keeping and command teams on smaller vessels. VisionMaster FT provides a highly integrated fully networked suite of marine radar and electronic charting systems designed to form the backbone of the modern ship’s integrated bridge.Also on display is Northrop Grumman’s new MK39 Mod 4 ring laser gyro inertial navigation system for naval vessels, the AQS-24A mine hunting sonar system and the company’s unmanned surface vehicle technology. Airborne mine countermeasures programmes will be highlighted with a display of the AN/AES-1 airborne laser mine detection system designed to detect, classify and localize floating and near-surface moored sea mines.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 14, 2013; Image: NGC View post tag: UAE Equipment & technology View post tag: Grumman View post tag: IDEX View post tag: Navy View post tag: Showcase View post tag: Defence View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Products View post tag: Naval View post tag: Northrop UAE: Northrop Grumman to Showcase Its Defence Products at IDEX Back to overview,Home naval-today UAE: Northrop Grumman to Showcase Its Defence Products at IDEX February 14, 2013 View post tag: to Share this article
A field day focusing on University of Georgia research at the Southeast Research and Education Center (SEREC) in Midville, Georgia, will take place at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, August 24.Southeast Georgia industry personnel and farmers are invited to attend and learn more about the research trials being conducted at the center with high-value crops like cotton, peanuts and soybeans.“Having this field day in Midville is essential to farmers in the southeastern part of Georgia. The growing conditions in Midville are not the same compared to Plains, Tifton or other areas of the state where UGA research is conducted. It’s important to let farmers in Midville and the surrounding areas know what the research is telling our scientists. Producers can then make those applications to their day-to-day farming operations,” said Joe West, assistant dean of the UGA Tifton Campus, who also oversees the SEREC in Midville.According to Anthony Black, superintendent of the SEREC, the following scientists will be on hand to discuss research projects: UGA Cooperative Extension cotton and soybean entomologist Phillip Roberts; research entomologist John All; Extension cotton agronomist Jared Whitaker; Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort; Extension peanut entomologist Mark Abney; Extension plant pathologist Bob Kemerait; Extension irrigation specialist Wes Porter; and precision agriculture specialist George Vellidis.“Attendees can expect updates on variety trials for row crops, irrigation scheduling research for soybeans, plant growth regulator management for cotton, row crop disease updates, peanut insect management strategies and ultra-late soybean production systems,” Black said.The event is free and there is no pre-registration to attend. Black said that between 130 and 150 participants attend the event every year. Following the field day, there will be a sponsored lunch at noon.For more information, call (478) 589-7472.
8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In today’s overwhelmingly fluid mobile payments atmosphere, consumers are always looking for the latest tool, app or capability to make their lives easier. It can be tough for a financial institution to keep up, much less stay in front of the trends. Banks and credit unions that have the best long-term success will be those with the foresight to plan for the unforeseeable.Competing in the new mobile marketplace comes down to the same basics that have always been in play for financial institutions: Know the consumer, look for new ways to meet their needs, earn their trust, communicate with them and keep their information safe.1. Show them you know themFinancial institutions have a key advantage over the newcomers to the payment space – history. Cardholder data is the way to building stronger, more enduring relationships – the kind of relationship that puts a card at the top of a consumer’s wallet. By harnessing that information, analyzing it, and using it to target cardholder habits and needs, financial institutions can stay ahead of trends and offer cardholders what they want just as they realize – or before they know – they want it. continue reading »
The USC baseball team continues its quest of a Pac-12 title this weekend at Dedeaux Field against the Oregon Ducks. The Trojans (27-9, 8-4 Pac-12) rebounded to beat the Pepperdine Waves on the road Tuesday after a tough weekend series against UCLA.USC and Pepperdine battled through a 12-inning contest, with the Trojans eventually coming out on top, 2-0. In an effort to get back on track after a rough start to the season, junior reliever Kyle Davis was given the start on Tuesday and threw two scoreless innings.Sophomore Bernardo Flores replaced Davis in the bottom of the third inning and struck out six in four scoreless innings of his own.Juniors Tyler Gilbert and Marc Huberman combined for the last six innings of the game, holding the Waves scoreless.Offensively, the Trojans gave themselves plenty of opportunities but stranded baserunners in nine of the 12 innings. USC finally broke through in the top of the 12th, however.Freshman Adalberto Carrillo led off the inning with a double and advanced to third base on a bunt by redshirt sophomore Reggie Southall.Redshirt junior Bobby Stahel, who extended his hitting streak to 18 games earlier in the contest, then loaded the bases on catcher’s interference.After two quick outs, junior Timmy Robinson came through in the clutch with a single to left field to score two go-ahead runs.Head coach Dan Hubbs, who has been talking about the resiliency of his team all season, said that Tuesday’s win was yet another testament to the team’s toughness.“The one thing that makes this team different is that they can overcome some adversity. We had to overcome losing three out of four last week,” Hubbs said. “We didn’t swing the bats well [against Pepperdine] but, you know, we got 12 scoreless on the mound. Sometimes you just have to win that way. We’ve been fortunate to have been able to find a bunch of different ways to win, and Tuesday was no exception.”This weekend, the Trojans will come back home to host a surging Ducks team (21-16, 4-8 Pac-12) that has won four of its last five games after a shaky start to the season.Oregon’s offense has come together well of late, scoring 31 runs in the past five games alone. Hubbs explained that the key to the Trojans’ success this weekend will be to force Oregon out of its comfort zone at the plate.“If we can start off on Friday by putting up some zeroes and finding ways to score some runs and put them behind the eight ball, I think that’ll cause them to play a little different,” Hubbs said. “The way they like to play is they like to have action and have the leadoff guy on and maybe bunt him up, play for a run and hope you screw up a bunt or something, and hope it leads to a big inning.”Even though the Trojan offense has been slightly diminished recently, it still poses a big threat on any given day, with a .298 overall team batting average.Hubbs said the team’s offense simply needs to focus on putting pressure on the Ducks’ defense instead of trying to do too much at the plate.“Oregon has made a lot of errors the last couple weeks, so we need to force them to have to make plays,” Hubbs said. “We can’t give them high fly balls and strikeouts, where they don’t have to make plays. If we do that and put a lot of pressure on them, I think we’ll have a chance to score a lot of runs.”At the moment, USC sits in third place in the Pac-12 standings, even while holding the No. 10 overall ranking in the country.The UCLA Bruins (26-7, 12-3 Pac-12) lead the conference, followed by Arizona State (23-10, 11-4 Pac-12), but with eight conference wins and four losses, the Trojans only sit one game behind the Bruins in the loss column.“Let’s say we have a big weekend and win two out of three, and UCLA loses two out of three. Then, all of a sudden, you’re tied at the top, depending on what Arizona State does,” Hubbs said. “Just because we lost the series to UCLA doesn’t mean we don’t have a shot to win the conference. We still have some big series ahead of us, and we can’t take anything for granted. If we continue to play well, all the goals [the team] has set and all the things we would like to happen are going to happen.”