BAE Systems Upgrades Australia’s ANZAC Class Frigates

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today BAE Systems Upgrades Australia’s ANZAC Class Frigates October 8, 2015 BAE Systems Upgrades Australia’s ANZAC Class Frigates View post tag: Asia-Pacific View post tag: BAe Systems Sustainment teams on both sides of Australia are upgrading ANZAC class frigates HMAS Perth and HMAS Anzac to significantly increase their capability.Across each warship, BAE Systems Australia is delivering more than 15 complex engineering changes including enclosing the quarter deck, modifications to accommodate the MH-60 Romeo naval helicopters, relocation of the on-board gymnasium and radar cross section remediation works. One ship will also have an Electronic Surveillance Mast and supporting communications equipment installed.It will take more than 32,000 hours to complete the two major packages of work. HMAS Perth is being upgraded at the Common User Facility at Henderson in Western Australia and is due to be completed by early December.HMAS Anzac is in Sydney at Fleet Base East Garden Island with work due to be finished this month. HMAS Perth and HMAS Anzac underwent Anti Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) upgrades in 2011 and 2014 respectively at the Company’s Henderson facility in Western Australia.Since the In-Service Support began with the delivery of ANZAC ships from the initial build program at Williamstown shipyard, BAE Systems has been working as part of the ANZAC Alliance on a wide range of engineering design and integration tasks to introduce new capability, resulting in a fleet that is technologically advanced and highly capable of meeting all operational requirements.[mappress mapid=”17137″]Image: BAE Systems View post tag: Anzac Share this article Authorities View post tag: Frigates View post tag: Australialast_img read more

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USC Libraries obtains photographer’s archive

first_imgStacks on stacks · USC Libraries has aquired an archive of 250,000 photos from architectural photographer Wayne Thom. Faculty is working with Thom to create an exhibit of the collection on campus. – Mariya Dondonyan | Daily TrojanUSC Libraries has recently acquired a 250,000 image archive of photos from architectural photographer Wayne Thom.According to Hugh McHarg, associate dean of the USC Libraries,  thought Thom’s collection fit in well with the works they had already collected.“It started because an architecture professor named Jim Steel knew Mr. Thom and of his importance in the world of architectural photography,” McHarg said. “And he thought that the collection would really supplement what we have already in terms of L.A. history, the history of photography, architecture collections and he thought that USC would make a great home for it.”The collection is currently being transported. When asked about the future of Thom’s work, McHarg said that they are working toward an exhibition of the work around USC.“There’s an exhibition coming up in November in Hollywood,” he said. “And we’re also working with [Thom] to develop our own exhibition probably sometime in 2016 after all of the images get here and we can talk to Wayne about how he may want to shape an exhibition.”McHarg said what was particularly alluring about Thom’s collection was how it covered the duration of his career.“[His photos] span about five decades, so within that collection you have the history of the architecture, the history of the photography, you have the style of the imminent photographer’s way of approaching the buildings as sculpture,” he said. “The other interesting thing about [Thom] is that part of the collection is his graphic design work from the ’70s and ’80s. He would also work with architects on their pitched presentations to build other structures. So he was really involved with image making and corporate branding long before any of us were thinking in those terms.”“I think it’s great that USC is getting this collection from a renowned architectural photographer,” said Donald Annarella, a junior majoring in policy, planning and development. “I think it just enhances our understanding of contemporary and historic architecture.”The collection also includes documents from Thom’s professional life as a corporate marketer. McHarg said that this allows them to look at multiple different angles when preparing their exposition of his work.“Part of the collection is his work diaries,” he said. “We have notes from his presentations to corporate clients, he would design logotypes for their business cards, he would do their brochure design. So while it’s wonderful as a creative and artistic resource, it’s also a business resource. It’s the history of corporate image making. So there’s lots of angles for to this. When we begin to develop an exhibition we’ll be trying to do all of those things so it’s coming from as many disciplinary angles as possible.”Annarella said the collection will act as artistic inspiration for others.“One of the famous quotes is, ‘There’s nothing new under the sun,’” Annarella said. “So I think there’s all sorts of historical precedents for things that we think are new trends, and we now have some great historical precedents that we can look to for inspirations and ideas, and see that maybe it has been done before.”last_img read more

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