View post tag: Ends View post tag: Navy Equipment & technology January 17, 2012 Raytheon Company delivered the final Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS MK 2) hardware ship set of its 2010 production contract, completing all system deliveries ahead of schedule. The system is slated for installation and integration onboard the John P. Murtha (LPD 26), providing the ship’s U.S. Navy-certified open-architecture combat management system.SSDS is an open, distributed combat management system in service on carriers and expeditionary warfare ships. It is designed to expedite the detect-to-engage sequence to defend against anti-ship cruise missiles. SSDS links and automates standalone sensors and weapon systems to provide the required combat reaction.“SSDS is a proven combat management system, demonstrating predictable and reliable performance that the Navy can count on, time after time,” said Kevin Peppe, vice president of Seapower Capability Systems for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. “Delivering the benefits of open architecture, SSDS — by design — streamlines ship system updates and repairs, minimizing downtime and delivering consistent performance and interoperability across the fleet.”Under the Fiscal Year 2010 contract, Raytheon provided five SSDS hardware ship sets for installation on new ships as well as for upgrades to legacy combat management systems on in-service ships. This brings the total number of systems to 30, all of which were delivered early to the Navy. The SSDS hardware upgrades are aligned with the Navy’s scheduled maintenance and refresh cycles, ensuring optimum ship system capabilities and performance. SSDS’ open design easily supports upgrades throughout the full lifecycle of the fleet.In addition to this key program milestone, the company was awarded an $8 million modification to the previously awarded Platform Systems Engineering Agent contract to exercise options for fiscal 2012 Ship Self-Defense System PSEA efforts. The funds continue SSDS MK 2 modifications for CVN 78 and SSDS MK 1 upgrades to the MK 2 OA baseline. In addition to SSDS MK 2 OA integration, CVN 78 will also leverage technology reuse and prior investment with the integration of the Dual Band Radar, originally developed as part of the DDG 1000 program.Raytheon has been the SSDS PSEA since 2008, providing ongoing maintenance, upgrades and lifecycle support for both new ship programs as well as legacy ships. As PSEA, Raytheon has achieved consistently favorable customer performance ratings over the life of the contract.First Fleet Use of Open ArchitectureRaytheon’s SSDS MK 2 is the first fleet use of open architecture computing environment hardware and software that includes selected software components from the Total Ship Computing Environment Infrastructure developed for the DDG 1000-class destroyer. The open architecture design adds a new level of flexibility and commercial standards to support the Navy’s goal of open, modular and interoperable combat management systems for the fleet. With its open and modular design, SSDS can also support additional domestic and international combatants.Work on SSDS is performed at Raytheon IDS’ Expeditionary Warfare Center, San Diego, Calif., and Seapower Capability Center, Portsmouth, R.I.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 17, 2012 View post tag: system View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: Self-Defense USA: Raytheon Ends Ship Self-Defense System Deliveries View post tag: News by topic View post tag: usa Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Raytheon Ends Ship Self-Defense System Deliveries View post tag: Deliveries View post tag: ship View post tag: Raytheon
In the early weeks of 2018, Tom Hamilton and Holly Bowling announced that they’ve shifted their individual focuses to a brand new project dubbed Ghost Light with Steve Lyons, Raina Mullen, and Scotty Zwang. Now the band is currently on their debut tour together, receiving rave reviews.Before Ghost Light took off, Holly Bowling and Tom Hamilton teamed up for a memorable collaboration on Jam Cruise 16 during Holly’s solo set in the Atrium. The duo performed a 32+ minute “Terrapin Station”, weaving in a cover of Radiohead‘s “There There” amidst the Grateful Dead number.Hamilton and Bowling both have plenty of experience with the Grateful Dead catalog. In addition to playing Dead tunes with Ghost Light, Hamilton has been a member of popular Grateful Dead tribute act Joe Russo’s Almost Dead since the band’s inception. Bowling, on the other hand, released a full album of Grateful Dead covers titled Better Left Unsung and rose to fame in the jam scene for her creative solo piano reimaginings of Phish and the Dead. Both artists have performed with original members of the Grateful Dead at various times.Now, you can watch a multi-cam, HD video of their Jam Cruise collaboration below, courtesy of Holly Bowling on YouTube.[Video: Holly Bowling]With Hamilton increasingly known for his work JRAD in addition to his past projects like Brothers Past and Tom Hamilton’s American Babies and Holly Bowling first coming to prominence in the scene thanks to her solo piano reinventions of Phish and the Grateful Dead jams, the duo recently spoke frequently about the legacy of the Dead and how the band’s spirit lives on in a recent interview with Live For Live Music from Jam Cruise. You can read the full conversation here.In related news, Tom Hamilton and Holly Bowling will team up for a special night at Port Chester, NY’s Capitol Theatre on Friday, June 1st for an acoustic tribute to the Grateful Dead. More information on the upcoming show can be found here.
A gym owner in Melborne, Florida is defying statewide orders for certain business to remain closed because he says his business is just as essential as many others that are currently allowed to be open.Mike Manning of Harbor City Community Fitness says he has opened his doors and is encouraging his customers to return because he believes that gyms are just as important as physical and occupational therapy businesses that are currently allowed to be open and make money.Manning says he is aware that he could be fined and lose his state license for opening his business before the allotted time, however, it is a risk he is willing to take because he is currently losing a lot of money.“As far as any enforcement, that’s just one of the things I’m willing to deal with if it happens. I’m not trying to die on this hill, but I am willing to fight,” Manning said.The gym owner has redesigned his gym to meet social distancing guidelines and has also wrote a letter to the state defending his position and his business.The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office says it is aware that the gym has reopened and that they are considering intervening.