17 Jun 19. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is investing $142m in its Camden facility in Arkansas and adding 326 new jobs by 2024. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson joined Lockheed Martin executives during the Paris Air Show announcing this impactful investment and demonstrating on an international stage, Arkansas’ favorable conditions for the aerospace business.
“Lockheed Martin is a leading technology firm with facilities and clients around the world,” said Hutchinson. “Lockheed’s investment illustrates the fact that Arkansas continues to be a global player in the aero-defense industry.”
These newly created jobs are growing the Camden facility workforce from approximately 700 employees to more than 900 employees in the next few years. The $142m capital investment supports new construction and improves on existing facilities for products, new machinery and equipment important to the defense of the United States and allies.
“Our facility in Camden is a highly efficient, high quality center of excellence that contributes components and performs final assembly for products that are important to the defense of the United States and a growing number of allied nations,” said Frank St. John, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. “The facility has a long record of precision manufacturing and on-time deliveries, which is the reason we continue to invest in and expand our Camden Operations. This expansion will help ensure the availability, affordability and quality of systems we build for our customers around the world.”
Camden Operations is Lockheed Martin’s Precision Fires operations center of excellence.
19 Jun 19. US Navy Christened Guided-Missile Destroyer Daniel Inouye. The US Navy christened its newest Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, the future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118), during a 10 a.m. EDT ceremony Saturday, June 22, in Bath, Maine.
The future USS Daniel Inouye is named in honor of Daniel Inouye, who served as a United States Senator for Hawaii from 1963 until his death in 2012. He received the Medal of Honor June 21, 2000 for his extraordinary heroism in action while serving with the 442nd Infantry Regiment Combat Team in Italy during World War II. During an assault on April 21, 1945, an exploding grenade shattered his right arm; despite the intense pain, he refused evacuation. He remained at the head of his platoon until they broke the enemy resistance and his men deployed in defensive positions, continuing to fight until the regiment’s position was secured.
U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii delivered the christening ceremony’s principal address. Irene Hirano Inouye, wife of the late Senator, will serve as the ship’s sponsor. In a time-honored Navy tradition, Mrs. Inouye will christen the ship by breaking a bottle of sparkling wine across the bow.
“The future USS Daniel Inouye will serve for decades as a reminder of Senator Inouye’s service to our nation and his unwavering support of a strong Navy and Marine Corps team,” said Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer. “This ship honors not only his service but the service of our shipbuilders who help make ours the greatest Navy and Marine Corps team in the world.”
The future USS Daniel Inouye will be the 68th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, and is one of 21 ships currently under contract for the DDG 51 program. The ship is configured as a Flight IIA destroyer, which enables power projection and delivers quick reaction time, high firepower, and increased electronic countermeasures capability for anti-air warfare. The Daniel Inouye will be 509.5 feet long and 59 feet wide, with a displacement of 9,496 tons. She will be homeported in Pearl Harbor. (Source: US DoD)
19 Jun 19. German Navy commissions lead ship of F125-class frigates. Germany has commissioned Baden-Württemberg, the first of a new F125-class of German Navy frigate ships, during a ceremony on 17 June. Baden-Württemberg was built in Germany by ARGE F125, a consortium comprising thyssenkrupp Marine Systems as the lead company and Lürssen Werft. The F125-class ships will replace the Navy’s F122 Bremen-class frigates, which entered service between 1982 and 1990.
German Federal Minister of Defence Ursula von der Leyen said in her speech at Naval Base Wilhelmshaven: “It was a long way to this day. But most importantly, we’re finally here. And we did that together, Bundeswehr and industry, by finding good solutions.
“This F125 has certainly given you some gray hair, but now we’re ready to put it into service. And gray hair can also be dyed.”
The ships in this class feature complex systems, around 28,000 sensors and are capable of remaining in their operational area for a continuous period of up to two years.
Besides, the frigates have a degree of automation that allows for reduced crew size.
The German Navy can use the F125-class ships for defence duties, conflict prevention, crisis management and intervention and stabilisation operations in the international arena.
The German Navy frigate ships are designed to fight offshore and onshore targets. They also have aircraft systems and helicopters to perform submarine hunting missions.
Germany awarded the construction contract for the four frigates in June 2007.
Construction on ARGE F125 began in May 2011 following the concept, design and a detailed design phase.
In a statement, thyssenkrupp Marine Systems said: “Around 90% of the highly complex systems on board the F125 were specially developed for this new class of ships.
“Due to this high complexity and the related, different challenges as well as the further modular development of the ship during the project, ‘Baden-Württemberg’ was delivered about three years after the contractually agreed date.”
The company noted that Nordrhein-Westfalen, the second ship in the F125-class, will be delivered to the Navy later this year.
The remaining two German Navy frigate ships will be handed over within the next two years.
Lürssen Group is building the pre-fitted bow sections of the frigates at its shipyards in Bremen and Wolgast. The frigates will be armed with the Raytheon RIM-116 rolling airframe missile and Harpoon anti-ship missile. (Source: naval-technology.com)
17 Jun 19. South Korea’s first KSS-3 submarine begins sea trials. Key Points:
- South Korea has begun sea trials for its first KSS-3 diesel-electric submarine
- The Republic of Korea Navy is on track to receive the land-attack cruise missile-capable vessel by 2020
South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has begun initial sea trials for the country’s first KSS-3 diesel-electric submarine (SSK), an industry source close to the matter has confirmed with Jane’s.
The vessel, Dosan Ahn Chang-ho, began the trials during the week of 10 June, and these involved mainly tests of the vessel’s propulsion systems and steering equipment. The latter included validations carried out remotely from the bridge and manually from the submarine’s aft section, the source added.
Dosan Ahn Chang-ho is the first of three KSS-3 submarines ordered for the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN). The keel for the vessel was laid down in May 2016 and the SSK was ceremoniously launched by DSME in September 2018.
The submarine has an overall length of 83.5 m, an overall beam of 7.7 m, and a hull draught of 7.62 m. It displaces approximately 3,400 tonnes when surfaced, 3,800 tonnes when dived, and can accommodate a crew of 50. The SSK is air-independent propulsion-capable, and has a top speed of 20 kt when dived, 11 kt when surfaced, and a standard surfaced range of 10,000 n miles (18,520 km) at 8 kt.
The boat is equipped with eight 533 mm tubes that are capable of deploying an improved version of the Baek Sang Eo (White Shark) heavyweight torpedo from local company LIG NEX, and six vertical launching system tubes that can launch land-attack cruise missiles such as the Cheong Ryong.
The submarine will be equipped with the Weapon Handling Launch System from Babcock, and a locally developed submarine combat system from Hanwha Systems.
17 Jun 19. Russian Helicopters demonstrates a modernized Ansat concept at Paris Air Show 2019. Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) presented a concept of the modernized light Ansat helicopter at the International Paris Air Show 2019. The machine has new design solutions and options which will be introduced into serial production in the coming years.
Ansat demonstrated in Le Bourget is equipped with a “glass cabin” – new avionics which ensure flights in accordance with instrument flight rules. The helicopter also has a weather radar, enhanced ground proximity warning module, wreck-resistant fuel system, LED lighting tools, and a wire cutter for wire strike protection.
Moreover, there are changes in the helicopter design. It has modified tail boom fins from composite materials and heated bird strike resistant glass.
“Today, Ansat has already started entering the international market. But we understand that the further development and commercial success require compliance with the highest civil aviation standards. That’s why, in Le Bourget, we present our solutions that will make Ansat even safer, more effective and technological. We will be ready to offer some of these solutions to our customers in 2020,” said Alexey Garipov, chief designer of Kazan Helicopters Design Office.
It is planned that the Ansat fuselage will be partly made from composite materials which will help to reduce helicopter’s weight and operation costs. The number of passengers will increase up to 8 persons, the range will expand by 30%.
The light multi-purpose Ansat helicopter was designed by Kazan Helicopters Design Office. The machine is equipped with two engines and can be used for normal passenger and VIP transport, cargo delivery, environmental monitoring and as an air medical helicopter. High-altitude tests of Ansat have been successfully completed, which confirmed the possibility of its use in mountainous terrain at altitudes up to 3,500 meters.
The helicopter can be operated in a temperature range between -45 and +50 degrees of Celsius. Its significant advantage is the possibility of storage out of the hangar and low cost of operation.
The International Paris Air Show 2019 takes place at the Le Bourget airport in Paris on June 17-23.
17 Jun 19. Leonardo pitches C-27J Firefighter. The C-27J’s new firefighting configuration can drop 568 litres of foam retardant on a fire. Italy’s Leonardo has been promoting the C-27J in a newly revised firefighting configuration. The new roll-on, roll-off fire attack system (FAS) has been made by Simplex Aerospace in collaboration with the European SCODEV Consortium. A water scooping device, developed by SCODEV, will allow the aircraft to refill its firefighting tanks without the need to return to base for refilling.
According to SCODEV, the technology can allow an aircraft to refill its tank from as little as 50 ft, and drop onto fires up to five times per hour. The system can deliver 10,600 litres of water onto a fire, and an additional 568 litres of foam retardant can be carried in a separate tank. Total fill time for the water tank using the SCODEV system takes between 60 and 90 seconds, with evacuation in less than seven seconds.
The FAS can be installed or removed in 60–90 minutes via the rear loading ramp, with the water or foam being dispersed via “S” ducts fitted into the aircraft’s paratrooper doors at the rear of the aircraft.
The addition of the system is an option that can be added to the new C-27J baseline configuration that incorporates new avionics systems, cockpit control panels, and LED aircraft lights. Existing C-27J operators are able to obtain both the firefighting and new avionics fits as part of a retrofit upgrade package.
Leonardo executives told Jane’s that the system has received interest from new and existing customers of the C-27J, particularly in Latin America.
Previous firefighting versions of the C-27J have utilised the Caylym Guardian airdropped reinforced cardboard containers. The Guardian system consists of six 1,000 litre containers filled with water or extinguishing liquid that are dropped from the rear cargo ramp of the aircraft. The containers can be recovered by firefighters but are also biodegradable. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
14 June 19. Boeing to demo CH-53K engine on Chinook. Boeing will demonstrate on its CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopter the more powerful General Electric (GE) T408 engine normally fitted to its Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion competitor, the company said ahead of the Paris Air Show.
Speaking at Boeing’s Philadelphia production facility in Pennsylvania, Chuck Dabundo, vice-president and H-47 programme manager, said that Boeing, GE, and the US Army will conduct the flight demonstration later this year.
“We are pretty far along with the modifications, and we are now getting ready to fly,” he said.
Replacing the Chinook’s incumbent Honeywell T55 engines with the GE T408 involved some major structural changes to the supporting mounts given the larger size of the new powerplant. Boeing noted that because the T55 spins in the opposite direction to the T408, a new gearbox is needed.
As Dabundo explained, swapping powerplants will increase the Chinook’s power from a combined 10,000 shp to 15,000 shp. While the US Army currently has no programme-of-record for fitting new engines, it is “the logical next step” to the Block 2 upgrade that is geared at reinstating payload that has been lost over recent years as more mission equipment has been installed onto the helicopter.
“The engine is the limiting factor for the aircraft to do more. Block 2 is about restoring payload, and that includes the provision for larger engines”, Dabundo said.
In terms of the Block 2 enhancement, Dabundo described the effort as “a three-legged stool” that comprises the current engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) contract; equipping the MH-47G special mission Chinook; and equipping the standard CH-47F.
The first of three EMD helicopters made its maiden flight at the Philadelphia plant on 26 March, and has since been transported to Mesa in Arizona ahead of flight trials scheduled to begin shortly.(Source: IHS Jane’s)
PLANT CLOSURES, JOB LOSSES AND STRIKES
13 June 19. Top WMD Official Quietly Leaves Pentagon. Guy Roberts’s abrupt departure in April comes amid a long exodus of senior officials under acting Secretary Patrick Shanahan. Guy Roberts testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing to be assistant defense secretary for nuclear, chemical, and biological defense programs in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington on Nov. 2, 2017. Guy Roberts, the U.S. Defense Department’s top civilian in charge of nuclear, chemical, and biological defense programs, quietly stepped down in April for reasons that remain murky, one of the latest in a series of high-profile exits from the Pentagon over the past six months.
The news of Roberts’s resignation comes on the heels of a report that Owen West, the assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low-intensity conflict, is also leaving his post, to spend more time with his family. The departures leave yet another hole in the Pentagon’s senior leadership, as acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan still waits for President Donald Trump to formally submit his nomination for the permanent job to the Senate. The Pentagon has now been without a permanent leader for nearly six months. (Source: Defense News Early Bird/FP)
MILITARY AND GOVERNMENT
19 Jun 19. Statement From Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan. It has been a deep honor and privilege to serve our country alongside the men and women of the Department of Defense.
I am proud of the work accomplished over the last two years. With the leadership of President Trump and the bipartisan support of Congress, the Department has made significant progress rebuilding and modernizing the military to compete with China and Russia. We are developing capabilities that will ensure American military leadership for decades to come in space, cyber, hypersonic missiles, and much more. We have focused the leadership team on delivering results and making real change at scale.
The Department is well postured to provide for our long-term security. The men and women of the Department of Defense are remarkable and epitomize patriotism at the highest level. I have the greatest confidence in our civilian and military leaders and the vitality of the institution.
The confirmation process should focus on securing our nation against threats, readiness and the future of our military, and ensuring the highest quality care and support for service members and their families. After having been confirmed for Deputy Secretary less than two years ago, it is unfortunate that a painful and deeply personal family situation from long ago is being dredged up and painted in an incomplete and therefore misleading way in the course of this process. I believe my continuing in the confirmation process would force my three children to relive a traumatic chapter in our family’s life and reopen wounds we have worked years to heal. Ultimately, their safety and well-being is my highest priority.
I would welcome the opportunity to be Secretary of Defense, but not at the expense of being a good father.
After significant reflection, I have asked to be withdrawn from consideration for Secretary of Defense and will resign my position as Deputy Secretary of Defense. I will coordinate an appropriate transition plan to ensure that the men and women in harm’s way receive all the support they need to continue protecting our great nation. (Source: US DoD)
19 Jun 19. Royal Navy appoints new First Sea Lord. Surrounded by family and watched by those at the head of the UK’s closest allies, Admiral Tony Radakin has taken over from Admiral Sir Philip Jones as Britain’s most senior sailor.
The torch of Naval leadership today changed hands as Adm Jones stepped down after three years at the helm as First Sea Lord – and 41 years serving his nation.
He formally handed over command of more than 30,000 men and women, more than 90 warships, nuclear submarines and support vessels, the helicopters and jets of the Fleet Air Arm and the elite Naval infantry of the Royal Marines to the man who has been Second Sea Lord since 2018 and before that Chief of Staff of the Joint Forces Command from 2016-2018.
During his command, Adm Radakin will oversee HMS Queen Elizabeth deploying for the first time and the next of Britain’s aircraft carriers, HMS Prince of Wales, enter service.
He will also lead as the Type 26-class of frigates takes shape along with the new River-class patrol vessels coming into service and the development of the Future Commando Force.
Within the submarine service, the new Dreadnought-class boats will begin to take shape while more Astute boats will join the fleet.
19 Jun 19. Statement on Upcoming NATO Defense Ministerial. Statement from Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman:
As previously announced, Secretary of the Army, Dr. Mark Esper, will become the Acting Secretary of Defense on Monday, June 24 at 12:01 a.m. He will travel to the NATO Defense Ministerial in Brussels, Belgium later that week. The focus of his meetings will be reinforcing the U.S. commitment to strengthening the NATO Alliance, ensuring
more equitable burden sharing, bolstering NATO readiness and addressing regional security issues.
19 Jun 19. MG Jeffery D. Broadwater, commanding general, National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Fort Irwin, California, to commanding general, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
19 Jun 19. MG Robin L. Fontes, senior defense official and defense attaché, U.S. Defense Attaché Office, India, to senior defense official and defense attaché, U.S. Defense Attaché Office, Egypt.
19 Jun 19. MG John A. George, deputy director and chief of staff, Futures and Concepts Center, U.S. Army Futures Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, to commanding general, Combat Capabilities Development Command, U.S. Army Futures Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.
19 Jun 19. BG (Promotable) John W. Brennan Jr. to deputy commander, Joint Special Operations Command, U.S. Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He most recently served as deputy commanding general (Operations), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
19 Jun 19. BG (Promotable) Matthew W. McFarlane, senior military assistant to the deputy secretary of defense, Office of the Deputy Secretary of Defense, Washington, District of Columbia, to commanding general, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, Fort Carson, Colorado.
19 Jun 19. BG Jack M. Davis, commandant, U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, to deputy commanding general, Regional Health Command-Pacific; deputy command surgeon, U.S. Army Pacific; senior market manager, Hawaii, Enhanced Multi-Service Market; and chief of the Army Nurse Corps, Honolulu, Hawaii.
19 Jun 19. BG William J. Hartman, deputy commanding general, Joint Force Headquarters-Cyber, U.S. Army Cyber Command, Fort Gordon, Georgia, to commander, Cyber National Mission Force, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.
19 Jun 19. BG David A. Lesperance, commandant, U.S. Army Armor School, U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning, Georgia, to commanding general, National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Fort Irwin, California.
19 Jun 19. BG Paula C. Lodi, Director, Healthcare Operations, Office of The Surgeon General, U.S. Army, Falls Church, Virginia, to deputy chief of staff for operations, U.S. Army Medical Command, Falls Church, Virginia.
19 Jun 19. BG Mark W. Thompson, command surgeon, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, to command surgeon, U.S. Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
19 Jun 19. MG Deborah L. Kotulich, U.S. Army Reserve, to chief of staff, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. She most recently served as commander (Troop Program Unit), 143d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Orlando, Florida.
19 Jun 19. MG Alberto C. Rosende, U.S. Army Reserve, chief of staff (Individual Mobilization Augmentee), U.S. Army Reserve Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to commanding general (Troop Program Unit), 63d Readiness Division, Mountain View, California.
19 Jun 19. MG Richard C. Staats, U.S. Army Reserve, to commander (Troop Program Unit), U.S. Army Reserve Innovation Command, Houston, Texas. He most recently served as deputy commander (Troop Program Unit), U.S. Army Reserve Innovation Command, Houston, Texas.
19 Jun 19. BG (Promotable) John F. Hussey, U.S. Army Reserve, deputy commander, Joint Task Force-Guantanamo, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to commander (Troop Program Unit), 200th Military Police Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.
19 Jun 19. BG (Promotable) Frederick R. Maiocco, U.S. Army Reserve, commander (Troop Program Unit), 7th Mission Support command; and deputy commanding general, 21st Theater Support Command, Germany, to commanding general (Troop Program Unit), 76th Operational Response Command, Salt Lake City, Utah.
19 Jun 19. BG (Promotable) Gregory J. Mosser, U.S. Army Reserve, assistant to the deputy commanding general – Readiness (Individual Mobilization Augmentee), U.S. Army Reserve Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to commander (Troop Program Unit), 377th Theater Sustainment Command, New Orleans, Louisiana.
19 Jun 19. BG (Promotable) John H. Phillips, U.S. Army Reserve, deputy chief of staff, G-6, U.S. Army Europe, Germany, to commander (Troop Program Unit), 335th Signal Command (Theater), East Point, Georgia.
19 Jun 19. BG (Promotable) Joe D. Robinson, U.S. Army Reserve, to commander (Troop Program Unit), 3d Medical Command (Main Command), Forest Park, Georgia. He most recently served as deputy commander (Troop Program Unit), 3d Medical Command (Deployment Support), Fort Gillem, Georgia.
19 Jun 19. BG Donald B. Absher, U.S. Army Reserve, vice commander, Joint Enabling Capabilities Command, U.S. Transportation Command, Suffolk, Virginia, to commander (Troop Program Unit), U.S. Army Reserve Sustainment Command, Birmingham, Alabama.
19 Jun 19. BG Cary J. Cowan Jr., U.S. Army Reserve, to deputy commander-Support (Troop Program Unit), 200th Military Police Command, Fort Meade, Maryland. He most recently served as chief of staff (Troop Program Unit), 200th Military Police Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.
19 Jun 19. BG Miles A. Davis, U.S. Army Reserve, commander (Troop Program Unit), 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training), Fort Benning, Georgia, to assistant to the deputy commanding general – Readiness (Individual Mobilization Augmentee), U.S. Army Reserve Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
19 Jun 19. BG Robert E. Guidry, U.S. Army Reserve, to deputy commander (Troop Program Unit), U.S. Army Reserve Innovation Command, Houston, Texas. He most recently served as commander (Troop Program Unit), Joint Chiefs of Staff – Army Reserve Element, Suffolk, Virginia.
19 Jun 19. BG Michael T. Harvey, U.S. Army Reserve, commanding general (Troop Program Unit), 102d Training Division (Maneuver Support); and deputy commanding general for mobilization and training (Individual Mobilization Augmentee), U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, to commander (Troop Program Unit), 7th Mission Support Command; and deputy commanding general, 21st Theater Support Command, Germany.
19 Jun 19. BG Joseph J. Heck, U.S. Army Reserve, to commander (Troop Program Unit), 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support), Salt Lake City, Utah. He most recently served as deputy surgeon, Director Reserve Readiness, Joint Staff (Individual Mobilization Augmentee), Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, District of Columbia.
19 Jun 19. BG Isaac Johnson Jr., U.S. Army Reserve, director for Civil Affairs and Civilian Military Operations (C9), U.S. Forces Korea, Republic of Korea, to commander (Troop Program Unit), 351st Civil Affairs, Command, Mountain View, California.
19 Jun 19. Col. (Promotable) Laurence S. Linton, U.S. Army Reserve, deputy chief of staff, G-4 (Active Guard Reserve), U.S. Army Reserve Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to commander (Troop Program Unit), 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Coraopolis, Pennsylvania.
19 Jun 19. Col. (Promotable) Steven B. McLaughlin, U.S. Army Reserve, G-3/5/7 (Troop Program Unit), 63d Readiness Division, Mountain View, California, to commander (Troop Program Unit), 100th Training Division (Leader Development), Fort Knox, Kentucky.
19 Jun 19. Col. (Promotable) Jan C. Norris, U.S. Army Reserve, deputy commander (Active Guard Reserve), 311th Signal Command (Theater), Fort Shafter, Hawaii, to commander (Troop Program Unit), 311th Signal Command (Theater), Fort Shafter, Hawaii.
19 Jun 19. Col. (Promotable) Joseph A. Papenfus, U.S. Army Reserve, chief, current operations (Active Guard Reserve) Office of the Chief Information Officer/G6, Washington, District of Columbia, to deputy chief of staff, G-6, U.S. Army Europe, Germany.
19 Jun 19. Col. (Promotable) Michael K. Pyle, U.S. Army Reserve, commander (Troop Program Unit), 228th Combat Support Hospital, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, to deputy commander (Troop Program Unit), 3d Medical Command (Deployment Support) Forest Park, Georgia.
19 Jun 19. Col. (Promotable) Stuart E. Werner, U.S. Army Reserve, assistant chief of staff, G-3/5/7 (Active Guard Reserve), 79th Theater Sustainment Command, Los Alamitos, California, to deputy commanding general (Troop Program Unit), 79th Theater Sustainment Command, Los Alamitos, California.
14 June 19. USAF Chief Master Sgt. Jeanette A. Masters, currently assigned as the command chief, Air Reserve Personnel Center, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, has been selected to serve as the executive assistant to the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, District of Columbia.
REST OF THE WORLD APPOINTMENTS
20 Jun 19. New Aussie ambassador to US will use his post to promote space sector. New ambassador to the US Arthur Sinodinos plans to promote Australian innovation and industry, including its growing space sector, when he heads to Washington. Senator Sinodinos, former chief of staff to prime minister John Howard, said space was one of the areas where Australia could do a lot.
“We’re unique because of our geography. We’ve had a head start with some of the work we’ve done in the area of space technology and communications. We’ve had the partnership with NASA,” he said.
“We’ve had a lot of frustrated people in the area who thought we were on the verge of creating a big new sector, and then it seemed to go into decline. But now it’s back.”
Senator Sinodinos told website industry and innovation website InnovationAus.com he hadn’t yet worked out his program for the US.(Source: Space Connect)
17 June 19. Gardner Aerospace, one of Europe’s largest suppliers of aerospace detailed parts and sub‐assemblies, is announcing Dominic Cartwright as the company’s CEO. Cartwright joined Gardner Aerospace as VP Business Development in July 2018 and, in his new role as CEO, will look to treble the size of the business through operational excellence, international expansion and the development of new technologies.
20 Jun 19. UMS SKELDAR announced the appointment of Richard Hjelmberg as Executive Sales Director for UMS SKELDAR. Hjelmberg joins from Saab AB where he held a number of executive positions and will now support the UMS SKELDAR strategy to roll-out global sales and after sales programmes for defence, security and civilian customers. At Paris Air Show 2019, he has been involved with media and customer briefings alongside David Willems, Head of Business Development, and will also work in tandem with Carl Foucard, Head of Sales. A Licensed Aircraft Engineer, with 30 years’ experience with Saab in executive roles, he established a successful sales record across international aerospace markets. Hjelmberg joins UMS SKELDAR from his most recent position as Head of Marketing & Sales, Maritime Surveillance Area in Bangkok at Saab Asia Pacific.