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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Search for Ed School dean begins

first_imgDear Colleagues and Friends,As you know, Kathy McCartney will be concluding her service as dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) at the end of the spring term, having been named to become president of Smith College next July.  Kathy has led the Ed School with extraordinary energy and effectiveness since 2005.  It will be one of my highest priorities in the time ahead to identify an outstanding successor to Kathy and to help sustain the School’s momentum and progress through this time of transition.  Many thanks in advance to all of you whose efforts I know will be essential toward that end.Consistent with Harvard’s usual practice in dean searches, I have invited a cross-section of the Ed School’s senior faculty to work with me as an advisory group for the search.  I am grateful to the following HGSE faculty members for agreeing to serve: Monica Higgins, Nancy Hill, Thomas Kane, Robert Kegan, Nonie Lesaux, Bridget Terry Long, Richard Murnane, Jack Shonkoff, and Hiro Yoshikawa.  The group will also include several other Harvard faculty members with complementary perspectives on the work of the Ed School: Christopher Avery (Kennedy School), Amy Edmondson (Business School), Jennifer Hochschild (FAS – Government), Lawrence Katz (FAS – Economics), and Dutch Leonard (Business School/Kennedy School).  We will meet regularly in the coming months both to consider the opportunities and challenges facing the School and to discuss prospective candidates for dean.The advisory group’s work will be part of a wider outreach process to which I hope many of you will contribute.   Provost Alan Garber and I will pursue opportunities to solicit advice from the broader faculty, students, staff, alumni, and knowledgeable others.  I know from past searches how much the process will benefit from such informed, candid counsel.  With that in mind, I encourage you to send me your thoughts about HGSE and its future, about the key qualities to seek in a new dean, and about individuals at Harvard or elsewhere whom you believe should be considered as possible candidates for dean.You may send your observations and nominations, in confidence, by e-mail to [email protected] or by letter addressed to me at Massachusetts Hall.  I will read all your thoughts with interest and care.  You should also feel free to be in touch with Marc Goodheart ([email protected]) or Stephanie Gumble ([email protected]), who will be assisting me with the search.Warm wishes for the new year — and thanks for your advice during this time of transition and opportunity for the HGSE.Sincerely,Drew Faustlast_img read more

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