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Job – Simulation and Modelling Engineer in Stevenage
Location: Stevenage, UK
Job type: Contract
Category: Defence Engineering
Job Reference: 1149111/st
Posted on: 11 Jan 2019
About the Role:
A Simulation and Modelling Engineer is required for a long term contract assignment based in Stevenage.
The role is for a Simulation and Modelling Engineer with Simulink experience. You will be working on a project which is developing, building and testing real hardware for a key missile sub-system.
Your responsibilities will include:
* Developing, updating and maintaining system models in Simulink.
* Specifying tests and producing test harnesses to support model testing.
* Production of auto-code modules for embedded software.
* System performance modelling and validation against real-world testing.
Degree qualified or equivalent. * Experience in Mathworks products including Matlab, Simulink, Stateflow. * Experience in programming languages such as C or C++ with auto-coding an advantage. * Experience of model management and configuration control processes. * Experience in mathematical modelling, radar systems or signal processing techniques would be an advantage.
Modis International Ltd acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Modis International Ltd UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
17 Jan 19. Philippine commissions third, fourth Boracay-class patrol vessels. Key Points:
- The Philippine Coast Guard has inducted the final Boracay-class vessels ordered in a 2012 contract
- Vessels will be jointly operated by customs and coastguard officials to bolster the country’s anti-smuggling efforts
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has commissioned its third and fourth Boracay- (OCEA FPB 72 Mk II) class patrol boats.
The vessels, which have been named BRP Malamawi (2403) and BRP Kalanggaman(2404) respectively, were commissioned at the National Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard in Manila on 16 January.
The first two boats in the class, BRP Boracay (2401) and BRP Panglao (2402), were commissioned on 15 October 2018. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
15 Jan 19. PLA Navy commissions amphibious assault ship, destroyer. China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has commissioned its sixth Type 071 (Yuzhao)-class amphibious assault ship and another Type 052D (Luyang III)-class destroyer. Although there has been no evident coverage of the commissioning in Chinese state-owned news media, photographs posted on online forums show a combined ceremony held for both warships that is said to have taken place on 12 January. The latest Type 071 landing platform dock (LPD) vessel to enter service has been given pennant number 987 and is thought to have been named Wuzshi Shan . The location of the commissioning ceremony is unconfirmed but it appears that the event took place at the Zhanjiang naval base, with both ships likely joining the South Sea Fleet. The first three Type 071 LPDs were allocated to the South Sea Fleet and are based at Zhanjiang. The first entered service in November 2007, the second in October 2011, and the third in September 2012. There was a pause in construction of nearly four years before the fourth entered service with the East Sea Fleet in early 2016. The fifth Type 071 is believed to have been commissioned in September 2018 and also allocated to the East Sea Fleet but received no coverage in Chinese state-owned news media, nor were any images circulated online. A similar news embargo appears to have been in place for the launch of the seventh Type 071, which is believed to have entered the water on 28 December 2018 at the Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard, which has built all ships of the class. There is also some uncertainty about the number of Type 052D destroyers now in service, as the previous confirmed commissioning ceremony took place on 22 January 2017, when the fifth ship of the class, Xining, entered service. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
13 Jan 19. Philippine’s lead Del Pilar-class frigate out of service till end 2019. A Philippine Navy frigate that ran aground near Half Moon Shoal in August 2018 will be out of service till the end of 2019, according to the service’s chief. The frigate, BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (FF 15), ran aground while it was on routine patrol operations in the South China Sea. All 117 of the vessel’s crew members were unharmed, but both its propellers were severely damaged in the incident. The frigate is now awaiting replacement parts from the US, which will be available only at the end of 2019, said the Philippine Navy’s flag-officer-in-command, Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad, in a report published by the official Philippine News Agency. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
13 Jan 19. Japan to deploy five more coastguard vessels in 2019. The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) plans to deploy five more large patrol vessels in 2019 to bolster its present fleet of 62 at-sea boats. The additional deployment will consist of one 6,500-tonne, two 6,000-tonne, one 3,500-tonne, and one 1,500-tonne patrol vessels. The 6,500- and 6,000-tonne vessels will be helicopter-capable, a JCG spokesperson told Jane’s on 11 January. According to JCG officials, the deployment seeks to address the growing need to monitor the seas surrounding Japan. The cabinet of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has approved a budget of JPY217.8bn (USD2bn) for the JCG for fiscal year 2019.(Source: IHS Jane’s)
17 Jan 19. Brazil to receive first modernised Super Lynx helicopters. The Brazilian Navy will receive the first two upgraded AgustaWestland Super Lynx AH-11B naval helicopters in February, the service told Jane’s on 16 January. Leonardo Helicopters is modernising eight Super Lynx AH-11As under a June 2014 contract issued by the Brazilian Navy Aeronautical Directorate (DAerM) for about EUR117m (USD113m). The initial three helicopters were due for delivery in 2018 but were postponed due to the management of the programme by Leonardo Helicopters, the navy said. Another two modernised helicopters are due for delivery later in 2019, with deliveries to be complete in 2022. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
14 Jan 19. French Navy receives first F3R-standard Rafale. The French Navy (Marine Nationale: MN) has received the first Dassault Rafale combat aircraft to be upgraded to the latest F3R standard. The commander of the Landivisiau Naval Air Base near Brest has formally taken delivery of the first of the MN’s Rafale M (Marine) aircraft to the new standard, the service announced on 10 January. As noted by the MN, the first aircraft (serial number 30) was handed over to the aerospace technical support group to be prepared for delivery to the fighter detachment of the 10 Squadron of the Naval Aviation Experimental and Evaluation Centre, located at Hyères near Marseilles. If the forthcoming trials by 10 Squadron go to plan, the MN will declare the F-3R-standard Rafale to be operationally ready. The first operational aircraft will be flown by 11 Naval Air Squadron (Flotille 11F) based at Landivisiau. As previously reported by Jane’s , the F3R standard comprises major software and hardware upgrades that include the integration of the MBDA Meteor beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) and the latest laser-guided version of the Sagem Armement Air-Sol Modulaire (AASM) modular air-to-ground precision weapon; the Thales RBE2 active electronic scanned array (AESA) radar; the Thales TALIOS long-range airborne targeting pod; and automatic ground collision avoidance system (Auto-GCAS); an improved buddy-buddy refuelling pod; as well as the Spectra electronic warfare system. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
MILITARY AND GOVERNMENT
11 Jan 19. US President Donald Trump has appointed former defence executive Charles Kupperman as his deputy national security advisor, the White House said Friday. Kupperman brings to the role more than four decades of national security policy and programme experience, the White House said in a statement. He served in the Reagan administration, holding positions in the Executive Office of the President, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the President’s General Advisory Committee on Arms Control and Disarmament. He also worked as a defence and foreign policy advisor to the Ronald Reagan presidential campaign. (Source: Google//www.business-standard.com)
16 Jan 19. USMC BG Julian D. Alford has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Alford is currently serving as the commander, Task Force Southwest – Afghanistan.
16 Jan 19. USMC BG Michael S. Cederholm has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Cederholm is currently serving as the deputy commander, U.S. USMC Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia.
16 Jan 19. USMC BG Dennis A. Crall has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Crall is currently serving as the senior military advisor for Cyber to the Under Secretary of Defense – Policy, Washington, District of Columbia.
16 Jan 19. USMC BG Karsten S. Heckl has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Heckl is currently serving as the commanding general, 2d Marine Aircraft Wing, Cherry Point, North Carolina.
16 Jan 19. USMC BG William M. Jurney has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Jurney is currently serving as the commanding general, 3d Marine Division, Okinawa, Japan.
16 Jan 19. USMC BG Tracy W. King has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. King is currently serving as the director, J-5, Politico – Military Affairs (Asia), Joint Staff, Washington, District of Columbia.
16 Jan 19. USMC BG Christopher J. Mahoney has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Mahoney is currently serving as the deputy commander, U.S. Forces Japan, Yokota, Japan.
16 Jan 19. USMC BG Gregory L. Masiello has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Masiello is currently serving as the program executive officer, Air Anti – Submarine Warfare, Assault, and Special Mission, Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland.
16 Jan 19. USMC BG Stephen M. Neary has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Neary is currently serving as the deputy commanding general, II Marine Expeditionary Force; and commanding general, 2d Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
16 Jan 19. USMC BG Austin E. Renforth has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Renforth is currently serving as the director, Joint Operations Center – Baghdad, Iraq.
16 Jan 19. USMC BG Paul J. Rock Jr. has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Rock is currently serving as the commanding general, USMC Installations – Pacific, Okinawa, Japan.
16 Jan 19. USMC BG Joseph F. Shrader has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Shrader is currently serving as the commanding general, U.S. USMC Logistics Command, Albany, Georgia.
16 Jan 19. USMC BG Stephen D. Sklenka has been nominated for appointment to the rank of major general. Sklenka is currently serving as the commanding general, 1st Marine Logistics Group, Camp Pendleton, California.
16 Jan 19. USMC Col. Marcus B. Annibale has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Annibale is currently serving as the head, Aviation Weapons and Programs F-35 Branch, Department of Aviation, Headquarters, U.S. USMC, Washington, District of Columbia.
16 Jan 19. USMC Col. Melvin G. Carter has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Carter is currently serving as the director J-2, Joint Task Force, USMC Augmentation and Training Support Unit, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
16 Jan 19. USMC Col. Robert C. Fulford has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Fulford is currently serving as director, Expeditionary Warfare School, USMC University, USMC Base Quantico, Virginia.
16 Jan 19. USMC Col. Daniel Q. Greenwood has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Greenwood is currently serving as deputy assistant to the President of the United States, Deputy Director for the White House Office of Legislative Affairs, Washington, District of Columbia.
16 Jan 19. USMC Col. Joseph A. Matos III has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Matos is currently serving as the assistant chief of staff, Information Environment division, U.S. USMC Forces Pacific, Camp Smith, Hawaii.
16 Jan 19. USMC Col. Jason L. Morris has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Morris is currently serving as the assistant chief of staff, G-3, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California.
16 Jan 19. USMC Col. David Nathanson has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Nathanson is currently serving as the assistant chief of staff, G-4, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California.
16 Jan 19. USMC Col. Thomas B. Savage has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Savage is currently serving as the executive assistant to the deputy commandant for Plans, Policies, and Operations Directorate, Headquarters, U.S. USMC, Washington, District of Columbia.
16 Jan 19. USMC Col. Daniel L. Shipley has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Shipley is currently serving as the deputy director, Program Analysis and Evaluation, Department of Programs and Resources, Headquarters, U.S. USMC, Washington, District of Columbia.
16 Jan 19. USMC Col. James B. Wellons has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Wellons is currently serving as the head, Weapons Requirements Branch, Department of Aviation, Headquarters, U.S. USMC, Washington, District of Columbia.
16 Jan 19. USMC Col. Brian N. Wolford has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Wolford is currently serving as the chief of staff, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
16 Jan 19. USMC Reserve Col. Leonard F. Anderson IV has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Anderson is currently serving as the assistant wing commander, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, U.S. USMC Forces Reserve, New Orleans, Louisiana.
16 Jan 19. USMC Reserve Col. William E. Souza III has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Souza is currently serving as the deputy commander, Headquarters and Service Company, 23d Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, San Bruno, California.
17 Jan 19. ID Technologies and Getac Announce Partnership. ID Technologies, a mission-focused technology company making it simpler for Federal government customers to buy and use fit-for-purpose IT, has announced a new partnership with Getac, a manufacturer of rugged laptops and tablets designed for military and law enforcement use. Together, the companies will provide mission-focused, secure solutions to support the unique and complex requirements of the U.S. Department of Defense.
“The mutual focus on customers first, and committed partnerships, made this an easy alignment between our two companies.”
“We are very excited about our new partnership with Getac. Our two companies are aligned in both our customer-centric approach to solutions, as well as our desire to develop true partnerships that benefit not only our respective companies, but more importantly, the markets and customers we serve,” says Chris Oliver, president of ID Technologies. “At ID Technologies, our mission is to make it simpler for our customers to buy and use IT that is fit-for-purpose. Getac’s extensive experience with the DoD, as well as their history of listening to their customers and developing products that meet the unique needs of the end-user, aligns perfectly with that mission.”
“The partnership between ID Technologies and Getac highlights what our two companies are all about, providing our customers the best solutions, and overall value for their mission critical objectives,” says Dante Conrad, Director of Federal Sales at Getac. “The mutual focus on customers first, and committed partnerships, made this an easy alignment between our two companies.” (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
16 Jan 19. Leonardo DRS, Inc. has extended its LM2500 Gas Turbine packaging supply agreement with GE’s Marine Solutions through the end of 2024, with an option to extend through 2029. This strategic agreement covers the manufacture of GE-designed LM2500 packages for U.S. Navy and selected international platforms. For the three LM2500 engine sizes (LM2500, LM2500+ and LM2500+G4), Leonardo DRS provides the baseplate, enclosure, and a fully instrumented, wired and piped package to meet customer turbine start and fire protection systems. It represents a continuation of the long and successful relationship with GE which started in 2011. This relationship recently reached a significant milestone when Leonardo DRS recently delivered its 100th LM2500 enclosure package.
“The long-term partnership between GE and Leonardo DRS has provided our U.S. Navy customer with high-quality gas turbine package systems giving the needed power and propulsion for our country’s naval fleet,” said Greg Reed, Senior Director Business Development of the DRS Naval Power Systems Group. “This agreement continues that strong partnership between Leonardo DRS and GE’s Marine Solutions to ensure our customer receives the best quality systems.”
Leonardo DRS builds 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. DRS ships the U.S. Navy packages to GE in Evandale, Ohio where the gas turbine is inserted and the package is subjected to full-load production qualification testing.
16 Jan 19. Eurofighter consortium appointments. Kurt Rossner has been appointed by the shareholder representatives of the Eurofighter consortium as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board with effect from January 1, 2019. Rossner has over three decades of experience in the combat aircraft sector at Airbus and currently leads the combat aircraft business, based in Germany. His previous assignments included the lead of the A400M programme, the responsibility for Military Aircraft Flight Test, as well as senior international leadership roles in Saudi Arabia, Spain and Switzerland. E u r o f i g h t e r J a gd f l u g ze u g GmbH also recently announced the appointment of a new CEO, Herman Claesen, who joined from BAE Systems, and commenced his role as of January 1, 2019. (Source: ESD Spotlight)
15 Jan 19. Appointment to Naval Group executive committee.
- Olivier de la Bourdonnaye, new Executive Vice President, Programs
- Laurent Espinasse, new Executive Vice President, Industry
Olivier de la Bourdonnaye has been appointed Executive Vice President, Programs, for which the main challenges are to ensure schedule, economic and technical performance, and compliance with commitments for the construction of surface ships and submarines. In 2015, Olivier de la Bourdonnaye joined Naval Group to supervise the newly-created Industry Department.
Laurent Espinasse has been appointed Executive Vice President, Industry. His mission is to ensure the coherence and effectiveness of the actions of the Engineering and Design Department, the production teams and the Supply Chain. Laurent Espinasse is a new member of the Executive Committee, he has pursued most of his career at Naval Group since he joined the company in 1992.
16 Jan 19. Falk Herrmann CEO Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity. Dr. Falk Herrmann has been Managing Director of Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity GmbH since January 1, 2019. He replaces Reik Hesselbarth, who had managed the company since the turn of the year 2017/2018 after the surprising departure of the then CEO Ammar Alkassar. Hesselbarth will leave Rhode & Schwarz in spring 2019.
H e r r m a n n comes from Bosch Sicherheitssysteme GmbH, where he most recently served as CTO of the Global Business Unit Security. (Source: ESD Spotlight)
REST OF THE WORLD APPOINTMENTS
16 Jan 19. Airbus has announced the appointment of Jean-Marc Nasr as the new president for the company’s Asia-Pacific portfolio. To be based in Singapore, Nasr will be responsible for Airbus’ overall strategy, industrial footprint and operations in the region, as well as for advancing the company’s ‘One Roof’ policy to integrate its various business entities in key markets. The area led by Nasr covers the whole Asia-Pacific region. In addition, he is concurrently nominated as head of regional sales Asia-Pacific, including China and India, for Airbus Defence and Space. In this role, he will be responsible for sales of the company’s complete range of defence and space products in this area Nasr was until the end of December head of regional sales for the Middle East, Africa, France and the UK for Airbus Defence and Space. He joined the division (then EADS Defence and Security) in 2005 and has previously held key management positions leading the secure networks, integrated systems and cyber security businesses. (Source: Defence Connect)
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