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Job – Training Solutions Lead Engineer in Portsmouth
Location: Portsmouth PO3 5PQ, UK
Salary: £0.01 – £0.02 Per year
Job type: Permanent
Category: Defence Engineering
Job Reference: BBBH11796
Posted on: 23 Nov 2018
About the Role: Training Solutions Lead Engineer (DSAT) – Portsmouth – Permanent – £Competitive
Key Responsibilities will involve:
* Provide leadership and technical guidance to, and support experiential learning by, the Training Needs Analysis (TNA) and Instructional Design (ID) teams.
* Conduct Training Needs Analysis in accordance with a recognised Systems Approach to Training.
* Conduct Instructional Design in accordance with a recognised Systems Approach to Training.
* Undertake and support Solution integration & acceptance activities.
* Support the Technical Authority in the development and implementation of tailored TNA and ID processes.
* Develop Customer and Stakeholder Relations.
* Adhere to and promote Systems Governance, Configuration and Change Control processes.
* Provide Training related Subject Matter Expertise to Technical and Engineering authorities.
* Support the procurement of training media through the provision of Subject Matter Expertise advice and guidance.
* Support Training Planning activities through the provision of Subject Matter Expertise advice and guidance.
Candidate experience required will be;
* Have extensive experience of working within a training team comprised of training specialists within Defence or the wider Defence Industry sector and have demonstrated the ability to lead such teams
* Have successfully completed a Defence Systems Approach to Training (DSAT) Training Needs Analysis course (preferably Defence Academy Course No. 47 – DSAT Training Needs Analysis) or a similar training framework course
* Have successfully completed a Defence Systems Approach to Training (DSAT) Instructional Design course (preferably Defence Academy Course No. 98 – DSAT Detailed Design & Development) or a similar training framework course
* Have extensive knowledge and experience of the successful application of the Defence Systems Approach to Training (DSAT), including the DSAT Quality Management Standard (QMS) and DSAT guidance documentation, and working experience of how DSAT processes may be effectively tailored and their linkage to high level customer policy and their impact on the business.
* Have a good working knowledge of Training/Engineering Life cycle Management.
* Have a sound understanding and working experience of the acquisition of training solutions.
* Have a sound understanding of the naval/maritime training domain.
* Knowledge and experience of collective training needs analysis and instructional design would be advantageous.
The Training solutions lead engineer opportunity offers an excellent opportunity to join a global leading defence organisation, along with a competitive salary, excellent benefits and development opportunities.
29 Nov 18. Airbus Helicopters expands presence in Japan. Riding on its growing business, Airbus Helicopters will be adding a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) complex adjacent to its existing facility in the Kobe Airport Facility in Japan. Construction will commence in June 2019, with the new facility expected to be operational in November 2019. The company’s existing facility is capable of accommodating up to 25 medium-sized helicopters simultaneously. It also houses its regional engineering hub and the country’s first and only helicopter full motion full-flight simulator, which has trained over 500 pilots and engineers in Japan and across the region. With this expansion, Airbus Helicopters will have the largest footprint in the aviation business sector of the Kobe Airport Facility, occupying a total space of 19,685 sqm. Its overall capacity will increase by 60% to handle about 40 medium-sized helicopters at one time. The new building will feature a state-of-the-art hangar, an administration office, and a purpose-built warehouse.
“Japan is an important market for Airbus Helicopters. This additional facility is part of our growth plan in the country and demonstrates our commitment to strengthening our support for our customers’ fleets while responding to their increasing demand for aftersale support services,” said Olivier Tillier, Managing Director of Airbus Helicopters Japan. “We have been building up our capabilities in Kobe over the years and believe the site offers a lot of growth potential. With a larger capacity, we will be able to offer our complete suite of support and services to our customers, spanning after-sales customer support, MRO, engineering, technical support, simulator training and warehousing.”
Since the delivery of the first Alouette II helicopter to Mitsuya Air Service in 1961, Airbus Helicopters Japan has delivered more than 440 helicopters to operators and customers in the country for various missions across market segments. Currently leading the Japanese civil and parapublic market with a 54% market share, the company plans to strengthen its market position in tandem with Japan’s projected fleet growth of 2% annually over the next two decades. It has already secured 50% of the country’s new bookings for 2018.
27 Nov 18. General Atomics today announced the opening of a new office in New Delhi, and that Mr. Pratesh Gandhi will serve as Director of India Strategic Development with responsibilities for directing business and strategic outreach efforts for General Atomics in India.
“We are very pleased to open our first office in India, and to have Pratesh Gandhi join the General Atomics team,” said Linden P. Blue, CEO of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI). “His expertise working with the Indian Navy provides General Atomics with an invaluable local resource to further develop and strengthen strategic and long-term relationships with the Government of India. We are looking forward to fostering new opportunities for collaboration to advance critical systems and technologies for Indian defense applications.”
As director of Strategic Development, Mr. Gandhi brings a breadth of experience in defense acquisition to support General Atomics strategic initiatives in India. He is a veteran Naval Aviator with over 3,000 flying hours on a variety of aircraft, and has held flying, staff, and project office positions in the Indian Navy. He is also qualified in Flight Safety and Investigation. Mr. Gandhi has authored and edited books on naval aviation history, and is a contributor to military journals.
The United States and Indian governments have pledged to deepen defense and security cooperation, and to work together on advanced defense equipment and technology at a level commensurate with that of the closest allies and partners of the United States. General Atomics is working with both governments in an effort to provide India with a variety of systems and technologies supporting national defense, including General Atomics’ MQ-9B SeaGuardian Unmanned Aerial System, and electromagnetic aircraft launch and recovery systems (EMALS) for Indian aircraft carriers.
The SeaGuardian system provides wide-area, persistent, maritime surveillance with its surface-search radar and HD-video sensor. The aircraft’s collision-avoidance system and STANAG-compliant airworthiness pedigree allows safe operation in civilian airspace and in the Indian Ocean tropical weather zone.
“Establishing an office in New Delhi positions us to better collaborate with our Indian customers to deliver capabilities that address emerging security challenges in the region,” continued Mr. Blue.
29 Nov 18. Iran adds 2 mini submarines to naval fleet. Iran’s navy has acquired two new mini submarines designed for operations in shallow waters such as the Persian Gulf, the Iranian state TV reported on Thursday. The report said one of the mini submarines — also known as midget submarines — was dubbed Ghadir-955 and was built in 18 months. The other, a previously built Ghadir-942, took 10 months to overhaul. The subs have sonar-evading technology and can launch missiles from under water, as well as fire torpedoes and drop marine mines, the TV said. Iran began manufacturing Ghadir subs in 2005. The first was unveiled in 2007 and by 2012, five such submarines were incorporated into Iran’s navy. Midget submarines weigh less than 150 metric tons and are used for short missions, with no living accommodations for a crew of up to nine. The TV broadcast footage of the inauguration of one the submarine in southern port of Bandar Abbas, at the mouth of the strategic Strait of Hormuz, the passageway for nearly a third of all oil traded by sea. At the ceremony, Adm. Mojtaba Mohammadi said the sub is the 14th Iran-made vessel that joined the navy. (Source: Defense News)
28 Nov 18. First RAN Anzac-class frigate completes mid-life capability assurance programme. The first of eight Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Anzac-class frigates has completed an extensive mid-life capability assurance programme (AMCAP) that includes the inaugural installation of a second-generation CEAFAR2-L active phased array air search radar. The AMCAP forms the major work element within an AUD2bn (USD1.4bn) Warship Asset Management Agreement signed in April 2016. Under the eight-year programme, BAE Systems Australia, Saab Australia, Naval Ship Management, and the Australian government are jointly supporting the 3,600-tonne Anzac-class frigates until their replacement in the 2030s under Project Sea 5000 by nine Hunter-class Future Frigates based on BAE Systems’ Type 26 Global Combat Ship. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
29 Nov 18. Fincantieri lays keel on first Doha-class corvette for Qatari Navy. Italian shipbuilding company Fincantieri has laid the keel for the Qatari Navy’s first Doha-class corvette at Muggiano shipyard. Designed in accordance with the rules for the classification of naval ships (RINAMIL), the vessel can perform a wide range of tasks, from surveillance with sea rescue capacities to operating as a fighting vessel.
The 107m-long Doha-class corvette has a width of 14.70m and a maximum speed of 28k.
In addition, the vessel is fitted with a combined diesel and diesel plant (CODAD) and can accommodate 112 people on-board, including 98 crew members.
Once commissioned into service, the corvette will be deployed by the Qatari Navy to operate high-speed vessels such as rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB), through lateral cranes or a hauling ramp at the far stern. Furthermore, the vessel features a flight deck and hangar that is capable of accommodating one NH90 helicopter.
The vessel is slated to be delivered to the Qatari Navy by Fincantieri in 2021.
In 2016, Fincantieri signed a €4bn contract with the Qatari Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the development and delivery of a total of seven surface vessels, with four of these corvettes, one amphibious vessel landing platform dock (LPD) and two offshore patrol vessels (OPVs). The contract also includes delivery of support services in Qatar for an additional period of ten years after delivery of the ships. In July, Fincantieri carried out the steel-cutting ceremony for the first Doha-class vessel at the company’s shipyard in Muggiano, La Spezia, marking the beginning of ship construction work. (Source: naval-technology.com)
28 Nov 18. US Navy Commissioned Guided-Missile Destroyer Thomas Hudner. The US Navy commissioned its newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), during a 10:00 a.m. EST ceremony at Flynn Cruiseport in Boston, Massachusetts on Saturday, Dec. 1. The future USS Thomas Hudner honors naval aviator and Medal of Honor recipient Capt. Thomas J. Hudner Jr. President Harry S. Truman awarded the Medal of Honor to Hudner on April 13, 1951, who displayed “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity” for attempting to save the life of his squadron mate, Ensign Jesse L. Brown, in the Battle of Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War. Although Brown perished in the incident, Hudner survived the war and retired from the Navy after 26 years of service. He passed away Nov. 13, 2017 at the age of 93 and was interred with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery on April 4, 2018. This will be the first U.S. Navy ship to bear the name Thomas Hudner. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker delivered the ceremony’s principal address. The ship’s sponsors are Georgea Hudner, widow of Capt. Thomas Hudner, and Barbara Miller, wife of retired Vice Adm. Michael Miller, former superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy. In a time-honored Navy tradition, they will give the order to “man our ship and bring her to life!”
“The commissioning of USS Thomas Hudner continues a spirit of faithful service that Thomas Hudner embodied throughout his life, and his legacy will live on in those who serve aboard this ship,” said Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer. “USS Thomas Hudner is a testament to what the service and teamwork of all of our people – civilian, contractor and military – can accomplish together, from the start of the acquisition process, to the delivery, to the start of the first watch.”
The future USS Thomas Hudner will be the 66th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. The ship will be able to conduct a variety of operations, from peacetime presence and crisis management to sea control and power projection. Thomas Hudner will be capable of engaging in air, surface and subsurface battles simultaneously and will contain a myriad of offensive and defensive weapons designed to support maritime warfare, including Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) capabilities. USS Thomas Hudner will be homeported at Naval Station Mayport, Florida. (Source: US DoD)
28 Nov 18. Chinese media report construction of third carrier under way. Chinese news media have reported that construction of the country’s third aircraft carrier is under way. The story initially appeared on the online WeChat page of state news agency Xinhua and has been followed by similar reports and comment by the Global Times and China Daily. No details of the carrier design have been given, such as whether it will be conventionally or nuclear powered. There is widespread expectation that China will progress from the ski-jump design of its existing two carriers and that the next carrier will be equipped with catapults. There was no confirmation of which yard is building the carrier, although the Jiangnan Changxingdao shipyard near Shanghai is the most likely candidate. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
27 Nov 18. Royal Australian Navy’s first Supply-class AOR launched by Navantia. The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) first new Supply-class auxiliary oiler replenishment (AOR) ship, the future HMAS Supply, has been launched in Spain.
The ship has been launched by state-owned shipbuilding company Navantia at its Ferrol facilities as part of a contract signed in May 2016.
Under the agreement, the company is responsible for construction of two new AORs that will replace the existing RAN vessels, HMAS Success and HMAS Sirius.
Designed based on the Spanish Navy’s replenishment oiler Cantabria, the two new Supply-class AORs will be customised to meet certain standards and requirements of the Australian Navy.
The contract between Navantia and the Australian Government also includes sustainment of the two new vessels for their first five years of operation.
The project will help generate and sustain a total of 1,800 job opportunities in the region until 2020.
In addition, the contract includes participation from other Australian companies such as Raytheon, Saab Australia, Scientific Management Associates (SMA), and Baker and Provan.
While Raytheon serves as the communication system supplier for the vessels, Saab Australia is responsible for the delivery of new combat system, SMA will provide engineering services, with Baker and Provan supplying cranes.
The steel on the two Supply-class AORs was cut by Navantia in June last year and the keel on the future HMAS Supply was laid in the Ferrol shipyard a few months later in November.
While the first ship is slated to be delivered next year, the second AOR will be provided to the Australian Navy in 2020. (Source: naval-technology.com)
26 Nov 18. Leonardo DRS, Inc. announced today that it successfully delivered its 100th LM2500 Gas Turbine Package to GE in August, which will be installed on a U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer. The delivery milestone represents a long relationship between the two companies that have provided the U.S. and international navies with reliable and high-efficiency naval power.
Leonardo DRS’s Naval Power business has manufactured the GE-designed LM2500 packages, which have powered a wide range of U.S. Navy and international platforms since 2011. The company builds these naval power systems to meet stringent U.S. military and GE specifications and quality requirements. Leonardo DRS also works to continually improve the technology by providing design and procurement expertise for components to meet demanding shock, low noise and environmental conditions.
“This significant achievement for both Leonardo DRS and GE demonstrates our commitment to building long-term partnerships that deliver outstanding value and cutting-edge solutions to our customers,” said Jamie McMullin Senior Director, Business Development of the DRS Naval Power Systems Group. “Our expertise in design, analysis, integration and test of complex systems combined with our extensive knowledge of military requirements and operational needs makes us the ideal engine package partner,” he said.
The gas turbine was installed into the package and full-load production acceptance tests were performed at GE in Evendale, Ohio and the completed unit was delivered to Bath Iron Works. The gas turbine package will be installed on the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, USS Louis H. Wilson Jr. (DDG 126).
25 Nov 18. KAI to Unveil Light Armed Helicopter Next Month. Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), a South Korean defense firm, plans to roll out the prototype of a light armed helicopter (LAH) for the country’s Army in December, its officials said Sunday. The LAH is to replace an aging fleet of the Army’s attack choppers, including MD500s and 70 AH-1S Cobras.
“Following the rollout of the LAH’s prototype next month, an engine test is scheduled in March next year and a maiden flight in May,” a KAI official said.
Based on the Eurocopter EC 155 helicopter, the LAH is designed to fly at a speed of upward of 324 kilometers per hour and have a range of some 905 km. Its maximum take-off load is 4.9 tons with the chopper to be equipped with a 20-mm gun and anti-armor guided missiles made locally. The first operational LAH is set to be delivered to units toward the end of 2022. Meanwhile, KAI has resumed talks with the Philippines on the possible sale of Surion KUH-1 multi-role choppers, according to its CEO Kim Jo-won. KAI’s export bid came to a halt with the fatal crash in July of a Marineon operated by South Korea’s Marine Corps. An investigation team said a defective rotor master provided by a subcontractor was apparently responsible for the accident. Marineon is a variant of Surion that’s specialized for use with the Marine Corps. Kim said his firm restarted “technology talks” with the Philippines last week on the possibility of supplying Surions to the archipelago nation. Competing models include the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk. If KAI succeeds in exporting the Surion to the Philippines, Indonesia could be a potential buyer as well, Kim said during a recent press conference at the company’s headquarters in Sacheon, South Gyeongsang Province. (Source: defense-aerospace.com/Yonhap News Agency)
27 Nov 18. Russia’s Next-Generation Light Military Transport Plane Delivered for Flight Tests. The first Ilyushin Il-112V military transport plane has been delivered for flight tests, the press office of the United Aircraft Corporation’s Transport Aviation Division reported on Tuesday.
“On November 27, 2018, the procedure of delivering the first Il-112V prototype to the flight-testing station was held at the Voronezh Aircraft Enterprise (part of the United Aircraft Corporation’s Transport Aviation Division),” the press office said.
At the flight-testing station, specialists of the Ilyushin Aircraft Company will carry out the entire range of the plane’s aerodrome tests, the press office said.
“Following their results, a conclusion will be made on the Il-112V’s readiness for its debut flight,” the press office said.
The Il-112V light military transport plane capable of carrying a maximum cargo of 5 tonnes is intended to transport troops, military hardware, various armaments and other cargoes. The aircraft is being developed to replace the An-26 and An-24 turboprop planes. The new plane is expected to be made in two modifications: for civilian aviation (the Il-112T) and for military transport aviation (the Il-112V). It was earlier reported that Russia’s top brass intended to place an order for 62 new planes. (Source: defense-aerospace.com/TASS)
26 Nov 18. Second Gripen E Test Aircraft Takes Flight. On 26 November, Saab completed the successful first flight of the second Gripen E test aircraft. The second Gripen E test aircraft, designated 39-9, took off on its maiden flight at 09.50 am on 26 November 2018. The test flight was operated from Saab’s airfield at Linköping, Sweden, with Saab test pilot Robin Nordlander at the controls.
“Some people think being a test pilot is the most exciting job in the world and it should be. Flying Gripen E means breaking no sweat though, even on a maiden flight such as this. The flight was so smooth and 39-9 a real pleasure to pilot. I am looking forward to getting it back in the air again and soon putting the new systems to the test,” says Robin Nordlander, Experimental Test Pilot, Saab.
During the 33-minute long flight, the pilot carried out a number of actions to validate flight characteristics and various test criteria, such as the software, life support system and radio system.
“It is very satisfying to see the second Gripen E aircraft join the flight test programme as planned. This new aircraft allows us to expand the trial activities as we test more functionality with on-board systems whilst, with two aircraft now flying, we are increasing the overall pace of testing. The programme continues to deliver good progress and to generate interest as our customers and others are keen to see and learn more about the capabilities Gripen E is going to give their pilots”, says Jonas Hjelm, head of Saab business area Aeronautics.
The next phase in the test programme for Gripen 39-9 is testing of the tactical systems and sensors. Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions within military defence and civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents around the world. Through innovative, collaborative and pragmatic thinking, Saab develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs. (Source: (Source: defense-aerospace.com/Saab)
23 Nov 18. Serbia receives first out of nine H145Ms. The Serbian Minister of Defence Aleksandar Vulin visited the Airbus Helicopters Donauwörth site to accept the first H145M for the Serbian Air Force. In December, two H145Ms will be delivered to the Serbian Ministry of Interior. Altogether, Serbia will receive nine H145Ms, earmarked for the Air Force and for the Ministry of Interior. Four of the Air Force’s aircraft will be equipped with the HForce weapon management system.
“We assess the implementation of the contract as an example of successful cooperation and positive business practice,” said Aleksandar Vulin. “All the activities so far have been carried out within the agreed deadlines, and we expect the future activities to be implemented in the same manner. We are particularly pleased to point out that the activities of the industrial cooperation covered by the contract are taking place within the planned timelines.”
“I would like to thank the Serbian government and personally Defence Minister Vulin for their trust in the latest member of our H145 family and for the smooth cooperation since the negotiations started in 2016,” said Wolfgang Schoder, CEO of Airbus Helicopters Germany. “We see a lot more opportunities for the H145M in Europe and beyond.”
The contract between Airbus Helicopters and Serbia foresees transfer of technology, spare parts, tools and documentation for the helicopters’ maintenance and repair. Airbus Helicopters will also certify Serbia’s Moma Stanojlovic aeronautical plant as a centre for the maintenance of Gazelle helicopters and will include it in its overhaul network. Airbus will also support Serbian manufacturing plants and research and development institutions to obtain relevant qualifications and certificates to become a supplier. The Н145M has several optional equipment packages that can be installed or removed depending on the assigned mission. With a maximum take-off weight of 3.7 tonnes, the H145M can be used for a wide range of tasks, including troop transport, utility, surveillance, air rescue, armed reconnaissance and medical evacuation.
The Serbian aircraft will be equipped with a fast roping system, high-performance camera, fire support equipment, ballistic protection as well as an electronic countermeasures system to support the most demanding operational requirements. The HForce system, developed by Airbus Helicopters, will allow Serbia to equip and operate their aircraft with a large set of ballistic or guided air-to-ground and air-to-air weapons.
The H145M is a tried-and-tested light twin-engine helicopter that was first delivered in 2015 to the German Armed Forces and has since been ordered by Hungary, Thailand and Luxemburg. The programme’s maturity allows Airbus Helicopters to execute orders on cost and on schedule. Mission readiness of the H145Ms already in service is above 95 percent.
Powered by two Safran Arriel 2E engines, the H145M is equipped with full authority digital engine control (FADEC) and the Helionix digital avionics suite. It includes a high-performance 4-axis autopilot, increasing safety and reducing pilot workload. Its particularly low acoustic footprint makes the H145M the quietest helicopter in its class.
PLANT CLOSURES, JOB LOSSES AND STRIKES
26 Nov 18. Brazil decommissions the aircraft carrier NAe São Paulo. The Brazilian Navy decommissioned the aircraft carrier NAe São Paulo (A12) on 22 November. The Chantier de l’Atlantique-built ship, formerly the Clemenceau-class FS Foch (R99), had served the French Navy starting on July 1963. The vessel was commissioned on 15 November 2000 into the Brazilian service to replace NAeL Minas Gerais (A11). During the 18 years in Brazilian Navy service, the ship has been at sea for 206 days and sailed 53,246n miles. Brazil announced on 14 February 2017 the intention to decommission NAe São Paulo. The navy had assessed the benefits of modernising the ship’s search radar, communications, propulsion and power generation equipment, catapult-steam boilers, and other systems, but the service abandoned the plan due to high costs and technical uncertainties. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
MILITARY AND GOVERNMENT
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. David W. Abba has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Abba is currently serving as the commander, 53d Wing, Air Combat Command, Eglin USAF Base, Florida.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. Christopher R. Amrhein has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Amrhein is currently serving as the commander, 100th Air Refueling Wing, U.S. USAFs Europe and USAFs Africa, Royal USAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. Charles D. Bolton has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Bolton is currently serving as the deputy director for Operations and Communications, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. Larry R. Broadwell Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Broadwell is currently serving as the executive officer to the Chief of Staff, U.S. USAF, Headquarters U.S. USAF, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. Terry L. Bullard has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Bullard is currently serving as the vice commander, USAF Office of Special Investigations, Office of the Inspector General, Quantico, Virginia.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. Scott A. Cain has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Cain is currently serving as the commander, Arnold Engineering Development Complex, USAF Materiel Command, Arnold USAF Base, Tennessee.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. Jimmy R. Canlas has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Canlas is currently serving as the vice commander, 618th Air Operations Center, Tanker Airlift Control Center, Air Mobility Command, Scott USAF Base, Illinois.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. Julian C. Cheater has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Cheater is currently serving as the commander, 432d Wing and 432d Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Creech USAF Base, Nevada.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. Roy W. Collins has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Collins is currently serving as the chief, Strategic Planning Integration Division, Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. USAF, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. Colin J. Connor has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Connor is currently serving as the director, USAF General Officer Management, Office of USAF Executive Talent Management, Office of the Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. USAF, Headquarters U.S. USAF, Pentagon, Washington District of Columbia.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. Donald J. Cothern has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Cothern is currently serving as the senior materiel leader and assistant program director, F-35 Development and Production, USAF Life Cycle Management Center, USAF Materiel Command, Arlington, Virginia.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. David S. Eaglin has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Eaglin is currently serving as the vice director of operations, North American Aerospace Defense Command, Peterson USAF Base, Colorado.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. Steven G. Edwards has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Edwards is currently serving as the special assistant to the commander, United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, and U.S. Forces Korea, Camp Humphreys, Republic of Korea.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. Troy L. Endicott has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Endicott is currently serving as the commander, 460th Space Wing, USAF Space Command, Buckley USAF Base, Colorado.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. Gregory J. Gagnon has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Gagnon is currently serving as the commander, National Security Agency/Central Security Service Texas, San Antonio, Texas.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. Richard W. Gibbs has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Gibbs is currently serving as the commander, 377th Air Base Wing, USAF Global Strike Command, Kirtland USAF Base, New Mexico.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. Jennifer L. Grant has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Grant is currently serving as the commander, 50th Space Wing, USAF Space Command, Schriever USAF Base, Colorado.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. Stewart A. Hammons has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Stewart is currently serving as the commander, 27th Special Operations Wing, USAF Special Operations Command, Cannon USAF Base, New Mexico.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. Robert S. Jobe has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Jobe is currently serving as the chief, Program Integration Division, Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. USAF, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. John M. Klein Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Klein is currently serving as a military fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, USAF Research Institute, Air Education and Training Command, New York, New York.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. Gregory Kreuder has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Kreuder is currently serving as the commander, 607th Air and Space Operations Center, Pacific USAFs, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. Benjamin R. Maitre has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Maitre is currently serving as the director, Legislative Affairs, Headquarters U.S. Special Operations Command, Washington, District of Columbia.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. Matteo G. Martemucci been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Martemucci is currently serving as the commander, 70th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing, 25th USAF, Air Combat Command, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. Caroline M. Miller has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Miller is currently serving as the chief, Senate Liaison Division, Office of the Legislative Liaison, Office of the Secretary of the USAF, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. David A. Mineau has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Mineau is currently serving as the director, Joint and National Security Council Matters, Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, Headquarters U.S. USAF, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. Paul J. Murray has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Murray is currently serving as the chief of staff, Air Combat Operations, U.S. USAFs Central Command, Air Combat Command, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. Ty W. Neuman, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Neuman is currently serving as the director, Commander’s Action Group, Headquarters U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt USAF Base, Nebraska.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. John P. Newberry has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Newberry is currently serving as the senior materiel leader, KC-46 system program manager, USAF Life Cycle Management Center, USAF Materiel Command, Wright Patterson USAF Base, Ohio.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. Jefferson J. O’Donnell has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. O’Donnell is currently serving as the director, USAF Colonel Management Office, Office of USAF Executive Talent Management, Office of the Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. USAF, Headquarters U.S. USAF, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. Thomas B. Palenske has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Palenske is currently serving as the military assistant to the under secretary of the USAF, Office of the Secretary of the USAF, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. Evan L. Pettus has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Pettus is currently serving as the commandant, Air Command and Staff College, Air University, Air Education and Training Command, Maxwell USAF Base, Alabama.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. Christopher S. Povak has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Povak is currently serving as the commander, Space Operations Wing, National Reconnaissance Office, Buckley USAF Base, Colorado.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. Bradley L. Pyburn has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Pyburn is currently serving as the senior executive officer to the Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. USAF, Headquarters U.S. USAF, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. Chad D. Raduege has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Raduege is currently serving as the director, Cyberspace and Information Dominance, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. Michael T. Rawls has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Rawls is currently serving as the commander, 435th Air Ground Operations Wing and the 435th Air Expeditionary Wing, U.S. USAFs in Europe and USAFs Africa, Ramstein USAF Base, Germany.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. Ryan R. Samuelson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Samuelson is currently serving as the executive officer to the commander, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott USAF Base, Illinois.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. David J. Sanford has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Sanford is currently serving as the associate director, Resource Integration, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, Headquarters U.S. USAF, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. David G. Shoemaker has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Shoemaker is the executive assistant to the commander, Pacific USAFs, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. Rebecca J. Sonkiss has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Sonkiss is currently serving as the commander, 89th Airlift Wing, Air Mobility Command, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. Claude K. Tudor Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Claude is currently serving as the commander, 24th Special Operations Wing, USAF Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. Daniel H. Tulley has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Tulley is currently serving as the senior military assistant to the Secretary of the USAF, Office of the Secretary of the USAF, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. Jeffery D. Valenzia has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Valenzia is currently serving as the executive assistant to the commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, Peterson USAF Base, Colorado.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. John C. Walker has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Walker is currently serving as the director, Joint Staff Legislative Affairs, Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia.
29 Nov 18. USAF Col. Steven P. Whitney has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Whitney is currently serving as the senior materiel leader and director Global Positioning Systems Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center, USAF Space Command, Los Angeles USAF Base, California.
28 Nov 18. USMC Reserve BG Bradley S. James has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. James is currently serving as the commander, Marine Corps Forces Reserve; commander, Marine Corps Forces North; and commanding general, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve, New Orleans, Louisiana.
28 Nov 18. State-owned Israel Aerospace to partner with Boeing on potential aviation contracts. State-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) said on Wednesday it signed an agreement with U.S. planemaker Boeing Co (BA.N) last week to cooperate on commercial and military aviation in Israel and some other markets. As part of the agreement, Boeing is expected to provide IAI with contracts worth billions of shekel, relating to potential sales of its new tanker aircraft and other defense products. Boeing last month entered into a “reciprocal procurement” partnership with Israel, agreeing to spend billions of dollars in the country over the coming decade if it wins major defense contracts. That agreement called for Boeing to collaborate with Israeli industries for at least 35 percent of the value of any transaction it signs with the Israeli government. The Israeli Air Force is evaluating the procurement of fighter aircraft, helicopters and tanker aircraft from Boeing that could be worth more than $10bn. (Source: Reuters)
26 Nov 18. Airbus Defence and Space has appointed Barbara Bergmeier, 50, as Head of Operations and Member of the Executive Committee, effective 1 December 2018. She succeeds André-Hubert Roussel, 53, who will become Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ArianeGroup, a 50-50 joint venture between Airbus and Safran, effective 1 January 2019.
26 Nov 18. Joint shareholders Airbus SE and Safran have proposed to the Board of Directors of ArianeGroup André-Hubert Roussel, 53, currently Head of Operations at Airbus Defence and Space, to succeed Alain Charmeau, 62, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ArianeGroup, effective 1 January 2019. Alain Charmeau, an accomplished executive in the aerospace industry, will retire in 2019 after a transition phase from 1 January to 31 March 2019, during which he will serve as Special Advisor to the new CEO of ArianeGroup. A veteran of Airbus, he previously led programmes for the company such as Ariane 5, the Automated Transfer Vehicle, the Columbus science laboratory for the International Space Station and the French deterrence missile activities. Since 2015, Charmeau has been at the helm of ArianeGroup, a 50-50 joint venture between Airbus and Safran, and has successfully integrated Europe’s space launcher powerhouse.
28 Nov 18. Thomas Müller, CEO of sensor manufacturer HENSOLDT, is moving into the Executive Board of the Federal Association of the German Security and Defence Industry (BDSV). As part of the regular BDSV Execuitve Board reelection, Müller was elected by a large majority as a full member of the Executive Board for a period of three years. Müller, who has headed the company since HENSOLDT was spun off from the Airbus Group two years ago, is also industrial co-chair of the “European discussion group” of the Federal Ministry of Defence and the BDSV. Before joining HENSOLDT, Müller held various management positions in the defence and space sectors of Airbus.
26 Nov 18. Major General (Retd) Robert Talbot Rice CBE has been appointed a non-Executive Director of SC Group, the UK headquartered engineering services company. The Group includes a number of international businesses including Supacat, SC Innovation, Proteum and Blackhill Engineering, whose products and services are used in sectors including defence, marine, energy and infrastructure. Prior to retirement from a full career in the British Army, Major General Talbot Rice was the UK MoD Director Land Equipment, responsible for acquisition and support for much of the MoD’s land equipment. Before that he was UK MoD Head of Armoured Vehicles, in which role he was promoted to Major General in 2014. Commissioned into the Welsh Guards in 1983, his operational service includes four tours in Northern Ireland; command of the British Battlegroup in Bosnia; and tours on the staff in Kosovo (in Headquarters KFOR) and Iraq (in General Petraeus’s headquarters as the chief liaison officer to the Iraqi Ministry of Defence). He is a Chartered Director, and a Fellow of both the Institute of Directors and of the Institution of Engineering and Technology; and is a graduate of the Said Business School/Cabinet Office Major Projects Leadership Academy.
REST OF THE WORLD APPOINTMENTS
28 Nov 18. AIDN National announces inaugural board. Australian Industry and Defence Network (AIDN) National has announced the appointment of its inaugural board of directors. Angus Hutchinson, CEO of Thomas Global Systems; Julie Savage, owner of Cognesis Contractors; Bradley Skelton, managing director of Depth Industries; Kerryn Smith, CEO of AIDN-NT; and Lester Sutton, general manager of Jenkins Engineering Defence Systems have been appointed as the five directors. The appointment of five Directors onto the AIDN National Board follows a range of reforms to the AIDN National structure announced in August 2018. The Board of Directors will have the specific focus of guiding AIDN National in representing the interests of AIDN Chapters and their members, to ensure high levels of engagement and connection between Industry and Defence, Government, and collaborative partners in Australia and overseas. The first board meeting will take place in February 2019, aligning with the ADM Congress and AIDN National Gala Dinner in Canberra on Tuesday, 13 February.
AIDN was established in 1995 and aims to help small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) do business in the defence industry. It is made up of state and territory chapters and has a combined membership of about 600 mostly SME companies.
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