BAE Systems to Prepare HMNB Portsmouth for New Aircraft Carriers

first_img View post tag: HMNB Portsmouth BAE Systems to Prepare HMNB Portsmouth for New Aircraft Carriers June 25, 2015 View post tag: BAe Systems BAE Systems has been awarded a £5.5M contract to install a new Vessel Traffic Management System to assist in the controlling and monitoring of all ship movements within Portsmouth Harbour and the Eastern Solent.The contract is the latest development in the partnering agreement between BAE Systems, the Royal Navy and the Ministry of Defence to modernise HM Naval Base Portsmouth and prepare for the arrival of HMS Queen Elizabeth – the first of the four acre, 65,000 tonne aircraft carriers to be based in Portsmouth.Minister of State for Defence Procurement Philip Dunne said:A huge amount of investment is under way right across the Naval Base to get Portsmouth ready for the arrival of our HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier in early 2017, including refurbishing the base’s jetties to ease access for the ships and installing new power supplies. This new system, to help control and monitor ship movements within Portsmouth Harbour and the Eastern Solent, is an essential part of these upgrades.Making Portsmouth the home of our Queen Elizabeth Carriers, alongside with the existing Portsmouth flotilla, will sustain thousands of jobs, meaning these impressive ships will provide an enduring contribution to jobs and skills in the local economy.The new system installation, which is to be completed in early 2016, is designed to provide the Queen’s Harbour Master and the Vessel Traffic Service team with the situational awareness they require to control the vessels in their operational area. The system will integrate several different sensors, including four radars, an Automatic Identification System, 17 High Definition CCTV cameras, a high performance thermal camera, six metrological sensors and four hydrological sensors.[mappress mapid=”16327″]Image: BAE Systems View post tag: europe View post tag: News by topic View post tag: aircraft carrierscenter_img Authorities View post tag: HMS Queen Elizabeth View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today BAE Systems to Prepare HMNB Portsmouth for New Aircraft Carriers View post tag: Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

Lettuce Announces 2019 New England Summer Tour Dates

first_imgToday, Lettuce has revealed a number of 2019 summer tour dates throughout New England.Lettuce will open up their seven-night run of shows with a performance at Plymouth, NH’s Flying Monkey on July 16th, followed by a stop at Westerly, RI’s Paddy’s Beach Club on July 19th, and a previously announced appearance at Jay, VT’s Jeezum Crow Festival on July 20th. The band will continue with a two-night run at Nantucket, MA’s Chicken Box on July 23rd and 24th; Beverly, MA’s The Cabot on July 25th; and Portland, ME’s State Theatre on July 26th.A fan pre-sale for Lettuce’s newly announced shows is currently underway here. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, March 22nd.For more information and a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates, head to Lettuce’s website.Lettuce 2019 New England Summer Tour Dates:7/16 – Plymouth, NH – The Flying Monkey7//19 – Westerly, RI – Paddy’s Beach Club7/20 – Jay, VT – Jeezum Crow Festival7/23 – Nantucket, MA – The Chicken Box7/24 – Nantucket, MA – The Chicken Box7/25 – Beverly, MA – The Cabot7/26 – Portland, ME – State TheatreView Tour Dateslast_img read more