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Job – Senior Naval Architect in Halifax Regional Municipality
Location: Halifax Regional Municipality, NS, Canada
Salary: £60330 – £84462 Per year
Job type: Permanent
Category: Energy/Offshore/Mining & Marine
Job Reference: EMP421947
Posted on: 31 Aug 2018
About the Role:
The Senior Naval Architect CSC will be responsible for engineering activities related to general naval architecture, stability, seakeeping, maneuvering, weight, and ship hydrodynamics for the Project. This role will report to the Team Lead, Naval Architecture.
* Participate in analysis and definition of system requirements which impact on the ability of the design to achieve classification society design approvals and certificates from certification authorities
* Participate in analysis and definition of system requirements which impact on the ability of the design to achieve project defined margins
* Participate in the development of design deliverables
* Support technical design reviews in respect to naval architectural design aspects
* Participate in technical negotiations with equipment and material vendors in respect to classification societies approvals and certification from certifying authorities
* Assist with change management activities which impact, naval architectural design aspects, approvals from classification societies, and certification from certifying authorities
* Assist in developing and implementing test plans, procedures, and requirements verification tracking in areas relating to general naval architecture including but not limited to stability, seakeeping, and manoeuvring
* Support the review of vendor design products and vendor information
* Address risk items relating to the Naval Architecture Team areas of responsibility, including identification and risk mitigation planning
* Propose design and process improvements related to vessel producability, shipyard safety, and production performance where applicable
* Participate in Integrated Product Teams in support of the development of the design
* Develop and foster client, subcontractor, and classification society relationships
* Support a culture of teamwork, enthusiasm and proactive behaviour within the team
Desirable qualifications and experience
* Degree in a discipline of Naval Architecture or equivalent experience.
* Proven ship design experience in the field of naval architecture
* Experience working with classification society rules and classification societies to achieve plan approval for vessel designs and products
* Experience with ship stability and weight estimating for vessel design and construction
* Working knowledge of ship seakeeping, manoeuvring and resistance and propulsion analysis
* Experience working on naval ship design, commercial shipbuilding, or other large military procurement program
* Experience preparing design products for a ship design or major ship upgrade design program
* Strong personal time management skills
* Strong communication skills
* Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office
30 Aug 18. Sri Lanka Navy receives ex-US Coast Guard cutter. The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) received an ex-US Coast Guard (USCG) Hamilton-class cutter from the United States on 27 August. The high-endurance cutter (formerly known as USCGC Sherman before being decommissioned in March) was handed over to the navy as a gift in a ceremony held in Honolulu, Hawaii. The ceremony was presided over by SLN commander Vice Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe and USCG Rear Admiral Michael Haycock. In a 29 August statement, the US Embassy in Colombo said that the 155.2 m-long cutter, which is set to become the largest ship in the Sri Lankan fleet, will strengthen bilateral defence co-operation and increase interoperability between the navies of the two countries. The vessel is expected to increase the South Asian country’s ability to patrol its Exclusive Economic Zone, “providing additional security for ships from all nations that transit the busy sea lanes of the Indian Ocean”, according to the statement. It is also set to be deployed to provide maritime security and assistance for search-and-rescue operations. The embassy also said that 110 Sri Lankan sailors have been training for over a month on how to operate the vessel. The sail-away date for the cutter will be in February 2019, with US-provided overhaul, maintenance, and crew training expected to continue until then. The cutter will be the second former USCG vessel to join the SLN following SLNS Samudura (ex- Courageous), which was gifted to Sri Lanka in 2004. The Hamilton class has an overall beam of 13.1m and a draught of 6.1m. The cutters have a top speed of 29kt, a standard range of 9,600n miles (17,779km) at 15kt, and can accommodate a crew of 167 and one helicopter on the flight deck. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
07 Sep 18. T625 Multirole Helicopter Completes First Flight. T625 Multirole Helicopter of Turkish Aerospace Industries has successfully performed its first flight on 6th of September 2018, at its facilities in Ankara, Turkey. The first prototype of new generation, 6 tone, light intermediate, T625 Helicopter which is completely designed and developed by Turkish Aerospace, completed its maiden flight after several ground tests. During its 20 minutes flight, the aircraft performed as expected with an assessment of the helicopter’s general handling, transmission and rotor systems. T625 is a new generation, twin engine, 12 seated + 2 crew helicopter specifically designed for military, paramilitary and civilian purposes. Its state-of-art avionics, visionics, new technology transmission and rotor systems are designed for exceptional performance at hot and high harsh geographical conditions. T625 Multirole Helicopter is planning to meet a range of new export opportunities and requirements in the worldwide market as a game changer and new player, by exceeding the multi-mission requirements for adverse weather conditions with its MTOW/Cabin Size ratio, highest levels of safety and operational benefits for operators with EASA certification. (Source: defense-aerospace.com/Turkish Aerospace Industries)
06 Sep 18. Kenya receives Fennec helicopters. The Kenya Air Force (KAF) has taken delivery of at least four Airbus H125M (formerly designated the AS550) Fennec helicopters, according to photographs released on social media. Margot Kiser, the journalist who published the photographs, reported that eight former United Arab Emirates (UAE) Fennec helicopters have been purchased by Kenya for use in combat operations against the Somalia-based Al-Shabaab militant group. The photographs showed four aircraft without rotor blades at a location that could be identified as Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. They were painted in what appeared to be the standard dark grey livery of UAE air force helicopters, but with KAF markings and numbers that included 1703 and 1705. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
05 Sep 18. U.S. Air Force B-52s Arrive at RAF Fairford. A Bomber Task Force deployment of B-52 Stratofortress aircraft, Airmen and support equipment from the 307th Bomb Wing and 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, has arrived at RAF Fairford, England, to conduct theater integration and flying training. The deployment of strategic bombers to the U.K. helps exercise RAF Fairford as United States Air Forces in Europe’s forward operating location for bombers. The deployment also includes joint and allied training in the U.S. European Command theater to improve bomber interoperability. Training with joint partners, allied nations, and other U.S. Air Force units contributes to our ready and postured forces and enables us to build enduring and strategic relationships necessary to confront a broad range of global challenges. (Source: defense-aerospace.com/US Air Force; issued Sept 05, 2018)
06 Sep 18. China’s FTC-2000G Export-Version Versatile Aircraft Rolls Off Production Line. The Guizhou subsidiary of China’s state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has rolled out the first FTC-2000G light multirole combat aircraft, derived from its JF-9 jet trainer and intended for the export market. China-developed FTC-2000G, an export version versatile aircraft, on Wednesday hit the production line in the city of Anshun in southwest China’s Guizhou Province, according to its developer. The FTC-2000G was developed by the Guizhou Aviation Industry Corporation under the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) to meet the demand of the international market. The company has full independent intellectual property rights of the aircraft. It is expected to conduct its maiden flight by the end of September. The multi-functional military aircraft is fit for attacking, fighting and training. It could also be used for reconnaissance [missions], or even adapted [as a dedicated] reconnaissance plane. The model can have up to seven hardpoints and a maximum suspension weight of 3,000kg. (Source: defense-aerospace.com/Xinhuanet)
04 Sep 18. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Boeing’s [NYSE: BA] KC-46 tanker program a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC), verifying that its refueling and mission avionics systems meet FAA requirements. The milestone marks completion of KC-46 FAA certification. To receive its STC, Boeing’s team completed a series of lab, ground and flight tests, which commenced in 2015. As part of the required flight testing, the team validated the KC-46’s boom and drogue aerial refueling systems met FAA certification criteria.
“Our Boeing/Air Force test team did an outstanding job successfully leading us through all the requirements, and we appreciate the FAA’s collaboration as well,” said Mike Gibbons, Boeing KC-46A tanker vice president and program manager. “This milestone is important in that it is one of the last major hurdles in advance of first delivery to the U.S. Air Force.”
The STC is one of two required FAA airworthiness certifications. Boeing received an Amended Type Certificate for its core 767-2C aircraft configuration in December 2017. While those certifications cover most of the jet, not all military functions and equipment can be certified by the FAA. The U.S. Air Force also must grant a Military Type Certificate (MTC), which is expected in the coming months. Boeing’s team concluded MTC flight testing, which included the jet’s aerial refueling, defensive and other military-specific systems, in early July. Six aircraft have supported various segments of STC and MTC testing. Overall they have completed 3,500 flight hours and offloaded more than three million pounds of fuel during refueling flights with F-16, F/A-18, AV-8B, C-17, A-10, KC-10, KC-135 and KC-46 aircraft. The KC-46, derived from Boeing’s commercial 767 airframe, is built in the company’s Everett, Wash., facility. Boeing is currently on contract for the first 34 of an expected 179 tankers for the U.S. Air Force. When in service, the multi-role KC-46 will refuel U.S., allied and coalition military aircraft using its boom and hose and drogue systems, but also must be able to take on fuel to extend its operational range. The boom allows the tanker to transfer up to 1,200 gallons of fuel per minute, while the hose and drogue systems, located on both the plane’s wing and centerline, enables the KC-46 to refuel smaller aircraft with up to 400 gallons of fuel per minute.
04 Sep 18. Singapore receives first Airbus A330 MRTT air-to-air refuelling tanker. The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) has received its first A330 multi-role tanker transport (MRTT) aerial refuelling aircraft. Developed and delivered by Airbus, the next-generation A330 MRTT will help augment the endurance of the RSAF’s fighter aircraft. In addition, the multi-role aircraft will provide the airforce with continued capability to deliver air-to-air refuelling support to its fleet. Furthermore, the aircraft will also be able to provide the service with greater cargo and passenger transport capabilities, in addition to increasing its ability to support international humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) and peace support operations. In March 2014, Airbus Defence and Space was selected by Singapore to deliver a total of six A330 MRTT aircraft to the RSAF. With the completion of the deliveries, Singapore will become the sixth country to have a fleet of the A330 aerial refuelling tankers. The Airbus A330 MRTT is an advanced tanker aircraft capable of carrying out both air-to-air refuelling and airlift roles at the same time. Designed to replace the Singapore Air Force’s ageing KC-135R aerial tanker, A330 MRTT features increased endurance and the ability to provide more fuel to other aircraft. With a capability to carry up to 82,000lb of cargo or 266 personnel, the aircraft can be used to refuel both drogue-refuelled and boom-refuelled platforms, helping to enhance the RSAF’s interoperability with other airforces. A universal aerial refuelling receptacle slipway installation (UARRSI) is also integrated on to the MRTT, which enables the aircraft to receive fuel from another aerial tanker. (Source: airforce-technology.com)
04 Sep 18. Chilean Air Force receives first three MH-60M Black Hawk helicopters. The Chilean Air Force has officially received the first batch of three MH-60M Black Hawk helicopters at the Pudahuel Air Base in Santiago, Chile. Delivered by Lockheed Martin company Sikorsky, the MH-60M Black Hawks will enable the Chilean Air Force to fulfil its defence mission. Sikorsky president Dan Schultz said: “The new aircraft acquired by the Chilean Air Force are a third-generation model built according to the strict standards of the US Army and are descended from the first-generation model we built 40 years ago.” Over the last 75 years, the medium-haul helicopters have helped save millions of lives, according to Schultz.
Chilean Air Force commander in chief general Jorge Robles Mella said: “The Chilean Air Force is above all and primarily a public service institution. Hence, we are firmly committed to the ideal of serving and protecting.
“We believe that the new transport capability, thanks to the MH-60M helicopters that we receive today, will constitute a powerful factor allowing to optimise and facilitate that multi-purpose contribution of service that our airforce does, to the effort of Chile to reach its objectives of sovereignty, prosperity, security, territorial integrity and international projection.”
Designed as a highly specialised variant of the Sikorsky S-60 helicopter, the MH-60M Black Hawk aircraft has been built to primarily carry out medium assault and medium attack operations. Used exclusively by the US Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, the helicopters can also effectively serve as command and control platforms. (Source: airforce-technology.com)
04 Sep 18. German Air Force begins Nato Baltic air policing mission in Estonia. The German Air Force has commenced Nato Baltic air policing mission at the Ämari Air Base in Harjumaa, Estonia. The airforce took over the responsibility of Nato mission from the French Air Force, which had been conducting operations in Estonia since May. Deployable Air Command and Control Centre deputy commander and Nato representative brigadier general Roberto Di Marco said: “We are united and resolute to protect all our allies.
“We will continue to perform the peacetime mission of Baltic air policing, sending a message of allied unity, solidarity and resolve to the three Baltic states.”
During the current air policing mission, the German Air Force intends to carry out operations to protect the Baltic airspace for two consecutive rotations. This will allow the airforce to deploy its four Eurofighter Typhoon combat jets and approximately 160 personnel in Estonia until April. On 31 August, the lead role of the Nato Baltic air policing mission was handed over to the Belgian Air Force’s F-16 detachment from the Portuguese Air Force at Lithuania’s Šiauliai Air Base. This month, the Canadian Air Force replaced a detachment of UK Royal Air Force jets to conduct patrols alongside the Romanian Air Force over the Black Sea. Established in 2004, Nato Baltic air policing is a regional form of the alliance’s peacetime air policing that responds to any aircraft that travels inside or towards Nato airspace without complying to international flight regulations. Through the mission, Nato Allies will provide a single standard of airspace safety and security to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia as the Nato nations do not have their own air policing assets. (Source: airforce-technology.com)
31 Aug 18. Ecuadorian Army receives M28 Skytruck. The Ecuadorian Army Aviation service officially received a Sikorsky/PZL M28 Skytruck aircraft (registered AEE-208) on 28 August at its base at Pastaza, where its Aviation Group No 44 is headquartered. The new aircraft arrived in Ecuador four days previously at Shell Mera, where it conducted training flights with Polish instructors. The M28 will replace the IAI Arava in Ecuadorian service, with its short-take-off and landing capabilities necessary for paratroop operations from Amazonian airstrips. Purchase of the aircraft was completed in April 2018, making Ecuador the first Latin American country to acquire an M28. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
30 Aug 18. Arrival of the New Training Aircraft for Future Fighter Pilots. The Directorate General of Armament (DGA) is preparing to transfer the first training aircraft for the future fighter pilot school located in Cognac. The first two Pilatus PC21 turboprop trainers, which will replace both the Dassault Alpha Jets and the Aérospatiale Epsilon TB30s used to train French fighter pilots since the 1970s, landed at Cognac air base on August 30, 2018 for pre-delivery controls. This is an important step in the implementation of the air force’s new plan to modernize the training syllabus of its fighter crews, which aims to renew both the equipment and the training methods used to train pilots, navigators and weapons systems officers. The new aircraft are being delivered under a contract awarded by the DGA to Babcock Mission Critical Services France in December 2016. This is a service contract, which covers the provision and support, for a period of eight years, of a fleet of 17 Pilatus PC 21 turboprop training aircraft, ground simulation equipment (2 Full Mission simulators and 3 coaches), mission preparation and retrieval tools, as well as associated infrastructure. The expected annual flight hours are in the order of 11,500 flight hours. The equipment will become the property of the Ministry of the Armed Forces in 2022. All the equipment will be delivered in early 2019 to ensure the training of the first class in the summer of 2019. (Issued in French; unofficial translation by Defense-Aerospace.com) (Source: defense-aerospace.com/French Armed Forces Ministry)
MILITARY AND GOVERNMENT
06 Sep 18. Ambassador Tina Karmazin, a longtime State Department official and a key player in recent reforms to America’s arms sales process, is heading to the Pentagon. will be crossing the river and entering the Pentagon as the next director of international cooperation, an office under the department’s reconstituted Acquisition and Sustainment office. The news was announced by Ellen Lord, the A&S head, during a speech Wednesday, and confirmed by the Pentagon. Matt Warren, who currently holds that job, is heading to NATO in a similar role for the alliance; it is unclear when Karmazin will officially take over, although the job does not require Senate confirmation. A State Department official, speaking on background, said Karmazin is expected to retire from the Foreign Service in “the coming weeks” as she prepares to go work at the Department of Defense. (Source: Defense News)
05 Sep 18. Inhofe takes over as new Senate Armed Services chairman. Sen. Jim Inhofe has been the face of the Senate Armed Services Committee for the last nine months. Now he will officially lead it. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the 83-year-old Inhofe, R-Okla., as the new chairman of the committee on Wednesday, formally recognizing him as the chamber’s top voice on military and defense policy issues. Inhofe has led the panel as acting chairman since its previous chairman, Sen. John McCain, who died last month, went home last year to receive treatment for brain cancer. During that time, Inhofe wielded significant influence over the annual defense authorization bill process, although he frequently noted that McCain was still acting as the senior committee leader from afar. A land developer before he was elected to the House in 1986, Inhofe served eight years on the House Armed Services Committee and the last 23 on the Senate counterpart, including as its ranking member from 2013 to 2015. (Source: Defense News)
02 Sep 18. Army Gen. John M. Nicholson passed command of NATO’s Resolute Support Mission and U.S. Forces Afghanistan to Army Gen. Austin S. Miller during a ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, today. Nicholson has been commander in Afghanistan since March 2016 and is the longest-serving NATO commander in the country. Miller comes to Afghanistan after serving as the commander of Joint Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Both men served in the country previously. (Source: US DoD)
04 Sep 18. MG Rodney D. Fogg, deputy chief of staff for logistics and operations, U.S. Army Materiel Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, to commanding general, U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command/Sustainment Center of Excellence and Fort Lee, Fort Lee, Virginia.
04 Sep 18. MG Robert A. Karmazin, U.S. Army Reserve, deputy commander, mobilization and reserve affairs (Individual Mobilization Augmentee), U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, to director, J7/9, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
04 Sep 18. BG William B. Dyer, U.S. Army Reserve, assistant judge advocate general, operations (Individual Mobilization Augmentee), Office of the Judge Advocate General, Washington, District of Columbia, to commander, Rule of Law Field Force; and commander, National Atlantic Treaty Organization, Rule of Law Field Support Mission, Afghanistan.
07 Sep 18. USAF Col. David P. Garfield has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Garfield is currently serving as the commander, 482nd Fighter Wing, Air Force Reserve Command, Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida.
04 Sep 18. BG John B. Hashem, U.S. Army Reserve, director (Individual Mobilization Augmentee), Army Reserve Engagement Cell; and deputy commanding general – support, U.S. Army North, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to deputy director, J-5, U.S. Africa Command, Germany.
04 Sep 18. BG Susan E. Henderson, U.S. Army Reserve, deputy commanding general (Troop Program Unit), 79th Theater Sustainment Command, Los Alamitos, California, to director, CJ4, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, Operation Inherent Resolve, Kuwait.
04 Sep 18. BG John F. Hussey, U.S. Army Reserve, commander (Troop Program Unit), Great Lakes Division, 75th Training Command, Fort Sheridan, Illinois, to deputy commander, Joint Task Force-Guantanamo, U.S. Southern Command, Cuba.
04 Sep 18. BG Isaac Johnson Jr., U.S. Army Reserve, chief of staff (Troop Program Unit), 350th Civil Affairs Command, Pensacola, Florida, to director of civil affairs and civilian operations, C9, U.S. Forces Korea, Korea.
04 Sep 18. BG Robert G. Michnowicz, U.S. Army Reserve, deputy commanding general (Individual Mobilization Augmentee), U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, to mobilization assistant to the director of intelligence (Individual Mobilization Augmentee), J-2, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Honolulu, Hawaii.
04 Sep 18. BG Christopher O. Mohan, commanding general, 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to deputy chief of staff for logistics and operations, U.S. Army Materiel Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.
04 Sep 18. Col. (Promotable) James M. Smith, executive officer to the commander, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, to commanding general, 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Bragg, North Carolina.Maj. Gen. Rodney D. Fogg, deputy chief of staff for logistics and operations, U.S. Army Materiel Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, to commanding general, U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command/Sustainment Center of Excellence and Fort Lee, Fort Lee, Virginia.
REST OF THE WORLD APPOINTMENTS
30 Aug 18. South Korean president nominates new defence minister. South Korean President Moon Jae-in has nominated the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Jeong Kyeong-doo, to be the country’s new minister of national defence as part of a cabinet reshuffle effort that also includes nominations for the ministries of education, industry, labour, and gender equality, according to a 30 August statement by the presidential office in Seoul. Jeong, who is set to become the first Republic of Korea Air Force general to become the countryʼs defence chief in more than two decades, will replace Song Young-moo – a former Republic of Korea Navy admiral. Song had been criticised for having initially failed to report to the president the emergence of a document featuring plans under the previous administration to impose martial law and mobilise troops to potentially quell protests against former President Park Geun-hye. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
07 Sep 18. Malian PM’s reappointment indicates continued focus on tackling insecurity and likelihood of resuming peace process. Malian Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga was reappointed by President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta on 4 September and was asked to form a government. Keïta was re-elected last month for a second five-year term, after he gained 67% of the vote in a run-off against opposition leader Soumaïla Cissé. Maïga, a former foreign and defence minister who hails from the northern town of Gao, was first appointed prime minister in December 2017; this was the fifth premier in the Keïta administration since he came to power in 2013. During his first tenure, President Keïta was strongly criticised for his inability to restore security. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
05 Sep 18. Financial Times has named Sylvia Pfeifer as Acting Industry Editor, covering for Peggy Hollinger while she is on secondment in Japan. (Source: Responsesource)
03 Sep 18. Global risk management specialist Pinkerton has appointed a new UK Director to head up its London based centres of operations in Russell Square and Uxbridge. Rory Lamrock, a law graduate with a Master’s degree in International Security, comes to the role with over a decade of experience in global security, intelligence and political risk consulting.
03 Sep 18. The Board of WFEL Ltd., a world leader in the supply of rapidly-deployable military bridging systems, announces the appointment of Dan Thompson to the new position of Quality Director, with immediate effect. This new Director role has been formed in order to position the Quality function appropriately within the company structure, for both current and future business strategies. Dan has held the position of WFEL’s Quality Manager since 2016. In this new position, Dan will continue to oversee all activities and tasks needed to maintain WFEL’s Quality Management System, and will now include the forward-looking expansion of scope of Approvals to reflect WFEL’s potential new product portfolio, whilst also continuing to act as WFEL’s Responsible Welding Coordinator. Dan has previously held senior Quality and Engineering roles with Watson Steel, Mott McDonald and AMEC. He has a Master’s Degree in Welding Engineering from Cranfield University, holds a professional membership with The Welding Institute (TWI) and is a Chartered Engineer registered with the Engineering Council.
REST OF THE WORLD APPOINTMENTS
07 Sep 18. Elbit Systems of Australia has announced that highly respected business leader and academic Dr Karen Stanton has accepted a position on the company’s board. Managing director Dan Webster said Dr Stanton would bring a wealth of expertise to Elbit Systems of Australia. “Dr Stanton has over 15 years of experience in defence industry as an owner and director of highly successful manufacturing company HTA Group and her deep understanding of the imperatives for growth in the Australian defence industry will be invaluable.” Dr Stanton is also on the advisory board of the Centre for Defence Industry Capability, the Queensland government industry and manufacturing advisory board and is a lecturer for the MBA program at Queensland University of Technology. (Source: Defence Connect)
03 Sep 18. Hindustan Aeronautics appoints new chairman. Bangalore-based Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has appointed a new chairman/managing director (CMD). The state-owned company announced on 1 September that R Madhavan had become CMD replacing T Suvarna Raju, who held the post for more three years. Madhavan, most recently the executive director of HAL’s Accessories Division in Lucknow, has been with HAL since the early 1980s. In a statement, Madhavan said his priority is to maintain and build HAL’s leading position in the Indian aerospace sector, while also increasing the level of locally sourced content in line with the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative. HAL added that the new CMD’s focus areas will also include design and development, building the company’s orderbook, and expanding HAL’s collaboration with both suppliers and original equipment manufacturers. (Source: Defense News Early Bird/IHS Jane’s)
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