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About Roke Roke imagines a more secure world. A world where technology protects, rather than exposes. A world where expert engineers, consultants and business support staff collaborate to protect what matters most to our clients. We are a friendly and flexible team with a culture of ‘time, trust and freedom’.
The role may give the opportunity to work on client site, from the office, in shared workspaces or from home as necessary.
We pride ourselves on listening to each other’s aspirations and accommodating wherever possible. The Opportunity Your projects will be diverse – working with varying clients, across a number of sectors, using a range of skills. Consequently, we are looking for individuals able to work flexibly across projects in different domains.
You might apply your skills to rapidly prototype new approaches & solutions.
Equally, you may apply them to complement or advance existing solutions. Roke are now looking for a passionate DevOps Engineer with Software Development experience to become an aggregated part of our Software Engineering team. Innovation is at the core of what we do. You will be encouraged to contribute to Roke’s innovation process by devising ideas for products/ techniques, developing other people’s ideas & your own. You will belong to a community in which to engage about best practice, emerging technologies & CPD. Why We Want You As a DevOps Engineer, you will have a degree level qualification in a STEM subject, or you will have an education and level of experience which is comparable.
Roke has a great community of groups with shared interests. These enable people to share ideas and be passionate about tools, technologies & techniques, which interest them.
We are committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion. Our working environment is friendly, creative and inclusive. We will consider flexible working arrangements and support a diverse work-force and those with additional needs. Security Information Due to the nature of this position, we require you to be willing and eligible to achieve a minimum of DV clearance. To qualify, you should be a British Citizen and have resided in the UK for the last 10 years. For more information about clearance eligibility, please see https://(url removed)/guidance/security-vetting-and-clearance. High level clearance bonus is available and will be considered on application
07 Apr 21. Indonesia begins construction of submarine base in South China Sea. The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) has held a ceremony to mark the start of construction of a submarine ‘support station’ in the South China Sea.
A foundation stone for the facility was ceremonially laid down on 5 April by the service’s chief, Admiral Yudo Margono, on Pulau Natuna Besar, the biggest of the Natuna Islands cluster, which is located near the disputed maritime region. The facility is located along the Lampa Strait and will come under the command of the TNI-AL’s Armada I once it is completed.
Janes first reported in 2016, citing the transcript of a meeting between then Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) chief General Gatot Nurmantyo and the Indonesian House of Representatives commission on defence, intelligence, and foreign affairs, that Indonesia would develop a submarine base on Pulau Natuna Besar. The TNI requested a sum of about USD40m in that meeting to fund this facility.
According to details provided by the TNI-AL on 5 April, the support station will occupy 1,050 m2 of land area, with 1,008 m2 of workable space on each of its two storeys. The facility will also feature a 585 m2 annex with 11 rooms, which will serve as the living quarters and mess area for submariners.
In addition to this facility, the TNI-AL has also engaged local power company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) to provide a 555 kVa electrical relay along the jetty that has already been built at the facility, to better support the berthing of more submarines, the service added. (Source: Jane’s)
31 Mar 21. Raytheon announced the official opening of the new ‘Centre for Joint Integration’ in Mawson Lakes, South Australia (SA). The new centre was opened by Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Australia Defence Minister Peter Dutton said that the multi-million-dollar investment will generate hundreds of new defence industry jobs. (Source: army-technology.com)
07 Apr 21. Keel laid for US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Harvey C Barnum. A keel-laying ceremony for the US Navy’s future Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Harvey C Barnum (DDG 124) was held at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard in Maine.
A keel-laying ceremony for the US Navy’s future Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Harvey C Barnum (DDG 124) was held at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard in Maine.
The ceremony, which was held on 6 April, was attended by DDG 51 class programme manager captain Seth Miller, the ship’s namesake colonel Harvey ‘Barney’ Barnum, as well as sponsor Martha Hill.
DDG 124 is a Flight IIA destroyer. It is equipped with Aegis Baseline 9, which includes an integrated air and missile defence capability.
The destroyer will feature an increased computing power and radar upgrades that will improve detection range as well as reaction time against modern air warfare threats.
Miller said: “Col Barnum has spent his life in service to our country and it is an honour to lay the keel of his ship.
“This ship and all who serve aboard it will be a reminder of the honour, courage, and commitment that Col Barnum embodies.”
Other Arleigh Burke-class destroyers Carl M Levin (DDG 120), John Basilone (DDG 122), Patrick Gallagher (DDG 127), as well as Zumwalt class destroyer Lyndon B Johnson (DDG 1002) are currently under construction at BIW shipyard.
According to a press statement released by US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), PEO Ships will have the responsibility for executing the development and procurement of all destroyers, amphibious ships, as well as special mission and support ships. PEO Ships is one of the US DoD’s largest acquisition organisations. In January last year, keel was laid for USS John Basilone (DDG 122) at General Dynamics Bath BIW shipyard in Maine. (Source: naval-technology.com)
07 Apr 21. Type 055 destroyer joins PLA Navy carrier group for first time in deployment east of Taiwan. The People’s Liberation Army Navy’s (PLAN’s) lead Type 055 (Renhai)-class destroyer, Nanchang (pennant number 101), has for the first time joined the escort group for the aircraft carrier Liaoning and, according to Japan’s Ministry of Defense, deployed into the Pacific Ocean east of Taiwan on 3 April.
Japan Self-Defense Force aircraft and a destroyer identified the other Chinese supporting ships as the Type 052D (Luyang III)-class destroyers Chengdu (120) and Taiyuan (131), the Type 054A (Jiangkai II)-class frigate Huanggang (577), and the Type 901 (Fuyu)-class fast replenishment ship Hulunhu (965), and monitored the carrier group as it passed through the Miyako Strait south of Okinawa.
In a statement released on 5 April, People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) spokesperson Senior Captain Gao Xiucheng said the group was conducting a “routine” training exercise in waters around Taiwan. However, a report published the following day by the Chinese state-owned Global Times newspaper was headlined, “PLA carrier, warplanes surround Taiwan in drills, in show of capability to cut off foreign intervention”.
The report also referred to the presence of Chinese military aircraft in the airspace near Taiwan. The Ministry of National Defense in Taipei stated that 10 PLA aircraft had entered the southern part of Taiwan’s air defence identification zone (ADIZ) on 5 April. These were identified as four J-16 and four J-10 fighter aircraft, a Y-8 maritime patrol aircraft, and a KJ-500 airborne early warning and control aircraft. (Source: Jane’s)
07 Apr 21. The F-15EX has a new name. The U.S. Air Force’s newest F-15EX variant will be called the Eagle II, the service announced Wednesday. Lt. Gen. Duke Richardson, the service’s top uniformed acquisition official, announced the official designation during a rollout and naming ceremony at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. In total, the service plans to buy at least 144 F-15EXs to replace the F-15C/D fleet, which has an average age of 37 years and is starting to endure structural strain. The totality of the Air National Guard’s F-15C/D fleet will be replaced by either F-15EXs or F-35As, said Lt. Gen. Mike Loh, Air National Guard director.
The F-15EX includes a series of upgrades when compared to the older F-15C Eagle and F-15E Strike Eagle models, including the Eagle Passive/Active Warning and Survivability System electronic warfare system, a digital cockpit, the more advanced ADCP-II mission computer from Honeywell, and fly-by-wire flight controls.
Most important is the aircraft’s open architecture backbone, which will allow the service to quickly update the aircraft and add new capabilities, Richardson said.
Because many of the EX model’s new systems were already in production for F-15 customers like Qatar or Saudi Arabia, the Air Force was able to skip a long development period. Ultimately, the program moved from contract award to the delivery of the first aircraft in about nine months, according to Richardson.
“I would say this day was a long time coming, but it has actually come to fruition very fast from an acquisition perspective,” he said.
The F-15EX made its first flight on Feb. 2 at Lambert International Airport in St. Louis, Missouri. A month later, on March 10, Boeing delivered the first aircraft to the Air Force, which is currently putting the plane through operational tests at Eglin. (Source: Defense News)
07 Apr 21. Lockheed Martin and Royal Danish Air Force Celebrate Debut of First Danish F-35 Aircraft. Danish and American officials celebrated the rollout of the first F-35A Lightning II for the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF) today at Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) in Fort Worth, Texas. This major F-35 program milestone strengthens national defense and global partnerships between the United States, Denmark and other F-35 partner and buying nations.
“The security situation around the world is increasingly complex,” said Trine Bramsen, Danish Minister of Defense. “Being able to defend yourself and your allies is crucial. For peace. For stability. For freedom and democracy. With the new F-35 fighter jets we will increase our ability to protect Denmark. Our region. And wherever necessary as we have done before – side by side with the U.S. and other allies. The F-35s will be at the absolute center for the Danish Defense in the coming decades.”
Like the F-16 before it, the F-35 is spearheading NATO’s air power and ensuring strategic integration of allied combat airpower. The vital interoperability of the 5th Generation F-35 binds 13 allies and partners with the United States in air dominance and enabling critical joint capabilities. The F-35 will serve as a force multiplier for Denmark, allowing the Royal Danish Air Force to train and fight alongside NATO allies and create a strong deterrent.
“The F-35 will ensure Denmark’s sovereignty and air dominance, enhance its multidomain and network-based coalition operations, and play a pivotal role in keeping the Arctic a secure and stable region,” said Greg Ulmer, executive vice president, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. “This game-changing capability would not be possible without the unwavering support of the Danish government and the innovative contributions of Danish industry.”
Senior government and military leaders from Denmark and the United States attended the ceremony. A replay of the event is available here.
Danish industry serves as a critical partner with the F-35 Lightning II program through high technology work, ensuring competitiveness and defense industry viability in Denmark. Two Danish companies, Terma A/S and Multicut A/S, are currently making parts such as pylons, advanced composites, software solutions, radar components and horizontal tail edges for every F-35 delivered.
Denmark’s F-35 program of record calls for 27 F-35A aircraft, each of which will be built at Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth. The first aircraft will be delivered to Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, later this month where Danish pilots and maintainers will begin training.
With stealth technology, supersonic speed, advanced sensors, weapons capacity and increased range, the F-35 is the most advanced, survivable and connected aircraft in the world. More than a fighter jet, the F-35’s ability to collect, analyze and share data, is a powerful force multiplier that enhances all airborne, surface and ground-based assets in the battlespace enabling men and women in uniform to execute their mission and return home safely. To date, Lockheed Martin has delivered more than 625 F-35s, trained more than 1,300 pilots and 10,380 maintainers, and the F-35 fleet has flown nearly 370,000 cumulative flight hours.
06 Apr 21. Royal Thai Army receives three more Mi-17V-5 helicopters from Russia. The Royal Thai Army (RTA) has received three more Russian-made Mil Mi-17V-5 ‘Hip-H’ medium transport helicopters, the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Thailand announced via social media on 1 April.
The aircraft, which were officially handed over to the RTA on 26 March during a ceremony held at U-Tapao airfield, will join seven other Mi-17V-5s operated by the RTA.
The first three Mi-17V-5s were ordered by the RTA in March 2008 and delivered in March 2011, while two more were ordered in July 2014 and handed over in November 2015. Orders for the sixth and seventh rotorcraft were placed in December 2017, with deliveries taking place by mid-December 2018.
The latest three helicopters are likely to be operated by the RTA’s 41st Aviation Battalion at Lopburi, which already operates the other seven platforms. Thailand’s acquisition of additional Mi-17V-5s can be regarded, in part, as a result of Russia’s increasing efforts to expand its presence in the Thai defence market, as Janes previously reported. Through diplomatic channels Moscow has made it clear to Thailand that it is prepared to support the modernisation of the Royal Thai Armed Forces.
06 Apr 21. UK confirms joint Hawk unit with Qatar. The United Kingdom has confirmed it is to establish a joint operating unit with Qatar for the BAE Systems Hawk advanced jet trainer (AJT) aircraft as part of a wider military co-operation agreement signed by the two countries on 1 April.
The unit, which will be based at Royal Air Force (RAF) Leeming in England, will operate the Mk 167 (T2 in RAF nomenclature) variant of the Hawk recently acquired by the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) in support of its Eurofighter Typhoon procurement.
“[UK] Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and his Qatari counterpart, His Excellency Dr Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah, have announced an expansion of the relationship between each nation’s air force,” the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced. “As part of the agreement, RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire will become the British base for the new UK-Qatar joint Hawk training squadron, utilising Qatar’s recently acquired fleet of nine Hawk T2 variant aircraft.”
The formation of the joint Hawk squadron that was first disclosed by bin Mohammmad al-Attiyah in October 2020. As noted by the MoD, it will provide additional flying hours for RAF pilots and see long-term international investment in new infrastructure and training facilities at RAF Leeming, including a Hawk training simulator and the refurbishment of existing facilities. (Source: Jane’s)
PLANT CLOSURES, JOB LOSSES AND STRIKES
08 Apr 21. BAE Systems, Barrow consulting on 166 potential job losses in Weapon Systems UK.
Up to 166 jobs have been put at risk at BAE Systems’ Barrow site.
Jobs at the Weapons Systems UK business in the Barrow site are at risk after the company began an 18-month consultation process.
Those at risk are primarily people working in the production facility for the M777 – a large artillery gun.
A BAE spokesperson said: “BAE Systems’ Weapon Systems UK business is proud of our long manufacturing record at the Barrow facility.
“However, a significant reduction in our production workload means that we do not consider it viable for us to maintain our artillery and naval guns manufacturing capability at this site into the future.
“We have therefore announced the start of a consultation process regarding the proposal of up to 166 potential job losses in the Weapon Systems UK business.
“We are confident that many of these potential job losses will be mitigated by the active recruitment of our submarines business in the local area.
“Should the proposal to cease manufacturing go ahead, our Weapon Systems UK business would continue to focus on supporting our land and naval customers through weapon engineering and design services, design authority, and refurbishment and sustainment management.”
Despite the potential job losses, the business was hopeful that the skills of those in the consultation process would remain within Barrow thanks to a huge recruitment drive by the submarines business – with the aim of recruiting 911 people this year.
A spokesperson added: “We are confident that we can cover for those who want to come across.”
Barrow and Furness MP Simon Fell described the situation as ‘really sad’, but said that he was glad that there was ‘real hope’ that everyone affected would have the opportunity to join the submarine programme.
He said: “It’s really sad news but having spoken to BAE this morning I am glad that there is real hope that every single one of those people who are currently going through the consultation will have the opportunity to join the submarine programme, so there should be continuity for them on site to keep working in Barrow and the skills that they built up within the company.
“BAE have got to work with their staff and the unions to work through the nuts and bolts of the process but the fact is the submarine programme is expanding considerably so actually this gives the opportunity should people want to take it, the option to stay at work in BAE in Barrow and retain their skills.”
(Source: News Now/https://www.nwemail.co.uk/news)
06 Apr 21. RTAF decommissions two F-16, last five L-39ZA aircraft. The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has decommissioned two Lockheed Martin F-16 multirole fighter aircraft and its last five Aero Vodochody L-39ZA Albatross lead-in fighter trainer (LIFT)/light attack aircraft.
The service announced on 30 March via Facebook that its 1st Wing retired one F-16A Block 15 (serial number 10207) assigned to 102 Squadron and an F-16B Block 15 (10321) assigned to 103 Squadron.
No reason for the retirement has been disclosed but it is likely that the two airframes suffered from fatigue issues. According to local media, additional F-16s could be withdrawn from service in the near term.
The following day the RTAF decommissioned its last five L-39ZA aircraft, which were assigned to the 41st Wing’s 411 Squadron, after more than 27 years operating the type. The ceremony was held at Chiang Mai air base and attended by RTAF Commander-in-Chief Air Chief Marshal Airbull Suttiwan. The RTAF originally procured 40 L-39ZAs, with the first aircraft delivered in 1993, according to Janes World Air Forces.
In September 2015 the RTAF selected the Korea Aerospace Industries T-50TH LIFT/light attack aircraft for the first phase of the L-39ZA replacement programme. The first four aircraft were delivered in January 2018 to 401 Squadron, which had already transferred its remaining L-39s to 411 Squadron in late 2017. An additional eight T-50THs were ordered in 2017. (Source: Jane’s)
MILITARY AND GOVERNMENT
08 Apr 21. ‘We are all aviators’: Australian air force replaces term ‘airmen.’ Australian air force personnel will now be known as aviators rather than airmen, the force said on Thursday, in an apparent acknowledgement of the increasing diversity of its members.
“We are all aviators,” Australia’s Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld said. “In everything that we do, we are aviators first and foremost.”
The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) statement did not explicitly credit the change in language to the increasing number of women in its ranks. Rather it said the service wanted to instil a stronger sense of identity.
Women make up more than 20% of the nearly 15,000 personnel in the RAAF, a 2019 report found, the highest female participation in any branch of the country’s military. The air force aims to have women make up 25% of its members by 2023. (Source: Reuters)
06 Apr 21. Dstl chief executive steps down. Chief Operating Officer Doug Umbers is stepping into the role while a successor is sought. After 3 years leading Dstl (the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory), the Chief Executive Gary Aitkenhead is stepping down to take up a role with a global technology company. During his time at Dstl, Gary has overseen the organisation’s response to the Novichok incident, its support to combat COVID, and its wider work to deliver the science inside defence and security. Dstl’s Chief Operating Officer Doug Umbers is stepping into the Chief Executive role while a successor is sought. Doug said: “Gary has led and overseen a number of high-profile activities during his time at Dstl, and we wish him well in his next venture. I am looking forward to leading Dstl’s world-class experts to deliver cutting-edge science and technology. (Source: https://www.gov.uk/)
07 Apr 21. New Director General for UK Homeland Security announced New head of Homeland Security took up the role at the beginning of April. Chloe Squires has been appointed as the new Director General for Homeland Security at the Home Office and Senior Responsible Officer for Counter Terrorism, replacing Tom Hurd who stepped down last month. Chloe Squires, who took up the role on 1 April, has been with the Home Office since 2019 and has spent over a decade working across the national security community. Before joining the Home Office, she was Director of Strategy at the National Cyber Security Centre. (Source: https://www.gov.uk/)
07 Apr 21. Ploughshare Innovations, the technology transfer office for the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), announced the appointment of a new Non-Executive Director to its board. Ploughshare is pleased to welcome Rebecca Saunders Jones to its board. Rebecca is the Chief of Staff to the Division Head of Dstl’s new Exploration Division and brings expertise in strategic development, business operations and organisational change. Rebecca, who has a technical background in Human and Social Science, spent the first part of her career providing advice to defence and security customers on the design of military vehicles. Since joining Dstl 13 years ago, she has followed a career in leading people and capabilities, and initiating organisational change programmes. The strategic direction aspect of her role has seen her have a leading responsibility in establishing Dstl’s Exploration Division, which aims to bring organisations together to identify, assess and promote novel technology, concepts, systems and strategy for defence and security. Rebecca was appointed to the Ploughshare board in February 2021. (Source: PR Newswire)
02 Apr 21. Secretary of Defense Statement on Latest Defense Department Nominees. The following statement is attributable to Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III: “I am delighted by the President’s decision to nominate Ron Moultrie, Michael Brown, and Mike McCord to serve as Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence & Security, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, and Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), respectively. Each of these individuals is talented, experienced and highly qualified for the critical national security roles they will, if confirmed, undertake on behalf of the Department. Their deep experience in national security will prove essential in guiding our efforts to defend this nation and secure our interests around the world. I thank them for being willing to serve the country again, and I look forward to working with the Senate for their speedy confirmation.” (Source: US DoD)
07 Apr 21. MG Michele C. Edmondson will be assigned as commander, 2d Air Force, Air Education and Training Command, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. Edmondson is currently serving as commandant of cadets, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado.
07 Apr 21. MG Kenneth P. Ekman will be assigned as the director, plans and programs, J-5, Headquarters U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany. Ekman is currently assigned as deputy commander, operations and intelligence, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, U.S. Central Command; and commander, 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force-Levant, Air Combat Command, Southwest Asia.
07 Apr 21. MG Andrew J. Gebara will be assigned as the commander, Eighth Air Force; and commander, Joint-Global Strike Operations Center, Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. Gebara is currently assigned as director, strategic plans, programs and requirements, Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.
07 Apr 21. MG Jeannie M. Leavitt will be assigned as chief of safety and commander, Air Force Safety Center, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Leavitt is currently serving as director, operations and communications, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.
07 Apr 21. MG Aaron M. Prupas will be assigned as director of defense intelligence for warfighter support, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Prupas is currently serving as director, intelligence and information, J-2, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
07 Apr 21. MG Andrea D. Tullos will be assigned as deputy commander, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. Tullos is currently serving as commander, Second Air Force, Air Education and Training Command, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi.
07 Apr 21. MG (select) Michael L. Downs will be assigned as deputy director, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations; and director, Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Operations Center, J-32, Joint Staff, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Downs is currently serving as vice director, intelligence, J-2, Joint Staff, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
07 Apr 21. MG (select) Thomas K. Hensley will be assigned as deputy director, operations, National Security Agency, Fort George Meade, Maryland. Hensley is currently serving as director, J-2, Headquarters U.S. European Command, Combined, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany.
07 Apr 21. MG (select) Michael E. Martin will be assigned as commanding general, Special Operations Command Korea, U.S. Special Operations Command, Camp Kim, Yongsan Garrison, South Korea. Martin is currently serving as director, operations, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida.
07 Apr 21. MG (select) Clark J. Quinn will be assigned as assistant deputy commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command; and assistant vice commander, 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force, Air Combat Command, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. Quinn is currently serving as deputy director, plans and policy, DJ5, Headquarters U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
07 Apr 21. MG (select) Daniel H. Tulley will be assigned as vice director, joint force development, Joint Staff, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Tulley is currently serving as commander, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Air Combat Command, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.
07 Apr 21. BG David W. Abba will be assigned as director, Department of Defense Special Access Programs Central Office; and director, Special Programs, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Abba is currently serving as director, F-35 Integration Office, Office of the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
07 Apr 21. BG Christopher R. Amrhein will be assigned as vice commander, 19th Air Force, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. Amrhein is currently serving as inspector general, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.
07 Apr 21. BG Jason R. Armagost will be assigned as director, strategic plans, programs and requirements, Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. Armagost is currently serving as director, operations and communications, Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.
07 Apr 21. BG Charles D. Bolton will be assigned as chief, Global Operations Center, Headquarters U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Bolton is currently serving as deputy director, operations, strategic deterrence and nuclear integration, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.
07 Apr 21. BG Julian C. Cheater will be assigned as commander, NATO Air Command-Afghanistan; deputy commander, air, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan; commander, 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force-Afghanistan; and director, Air Forces Central Command Air Component Coordination Element for U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan. Cheater is currently serving as deputy director, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations; and director, Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Operations Center, J-32, Joint Staff, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
07 Apr 21. BG Brenda P. Cartier will be assigned as director, operations and communications, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. Cartier is currently serving as vice commander, 19th Air Force, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.
07 Apr 21. BG Matthew W. Davidson will be assigned as director, operations, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida. Davidson is currently serving as deputy commander, Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan, U.S. Central Command, Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.
07 Apr 21. BG Eric P. Delange will be assigned as director, cyberspace operations, Headquarters North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Delange is currently serving as director, cyberspace operations, Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Cyber Effects Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
07 Apr 21. BG Russell D. Driggers will be assigned as director, air, space and cyberspace operations, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Driggers is currently serving as deputy commander, NATO Mission Iraq, U.S. Central Command, Baghdad, Iraq.
07 Apr 21. BG Jeffrey H. Hurlbert will be assigned as commandant, National War College, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C. Hurlbert is currently serving as deputy inspector general of the Air Force, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
07 Apr 21. BG John M. Klein Jr. will be assigned as chief of staff, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Klein is currently serving as director, Central Command Deployment and Distribution Operations Center, U.S. Central Command, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.
07 Apr 21. BG Laura L. Lenderman will be assigned as director, operations, strategic deterrence, and nuclear integration, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Lenderman is currently serving as director, plans, programs, and requirements, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.
07 Apr 21. BG Joseph D. McFall will be assigned as senior military advisor to the assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs, Department of State, Washington, D.C. McFall is currently serving as assistant deputy commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command; and assistant vice commander, 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force, Air Combat Command, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina.
07 Apr 21. BG Albert G. Miller will be assigned as director, training and readiness, Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Miller is currently serving as chief of staff, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.
07 Apr 21. BG David A. Mineau will be assigned as vice commander, Fifteenth Air Force, Air Combat Command, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. Mineau is currently serving as director, current operations, Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
07 Apr 21. BG Paul D. Moga will be assigned as commandant of cadets, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado. Moga is currently serving as deputy director of operations, U.S. Northern Command, Headquarters North American Aerospace Defense and U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
07 Apr 21. BG Paul J. Murray will be assigned as deputy director of operations, J-3, Headquarters North American Aerospace Defense Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Murray is currently serving as inspector general, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.
07 Apr 21. BG Derek J. O’Malley will be assigned as deputy commander, Canadian North American Aerospace Defense Region; and deputy Combined/Joint Force Air Component commander for the 1st Canadian Air Division, North American Aerospace Defense Command, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. O’Malley is currently serving as commander, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.
07 Apr 21. BG Evan L. Pettus will be assigned as vice commander, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, Air Combat Command, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Pettus is currently serving as commander, 378th Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
07 Apr 21. BG Neil R. Richardson will be assigned as deputy director, operations, strategic deterrence, and nuclear integration, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Richardson is currently serving as chief, Air Force Senate Liaison Office, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
07 Apr 21. BG Jennifer M. Short will be assigned as deputy director, strategic planning and policy, J-5, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii. Short is currently serving as chief of staff, Pacific Air Forces, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.
07 Apr 21. BG Ernest J. Teichert III will be assigned as assistant deputy to the under secretary of the Air Force for international affairs, Office of the Undersecretary of the Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Teichert is currently serving as senior defense official and defense attaché-Iraq, U.S. Embassy, Baghdad, Iraq.
07 Apr 21. BG Claude K. Tudor Jr. will be assigned as chief of staff, Pacific Air Forces, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Tudor is currently serving as director, Integrated Resilience Office, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
07 Apr 21. BG Parker H. Wright will be assigned as director, intelligence and information, J-2, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Wright is currently serving as director, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance operations, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Cyber Effects Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
07 Apr 21. BG (select) Tad D. Clark will be assigned as director, electromagnetic spectrum superiority, Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategy, Integration, and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Clark is currently serving as senior executive officer to the vice chief of staff, U.S. Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
07 Apr 21. BG (select) George T.M. Dietrich III will be assigned as director, logistics, engineering and force protection, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces Europe and Air Forces Africa, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Dietrich is currently serving as deputy director, resource integration, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
07 Apr 21. BG (select) Melissa S. Cunningham will be assigned as director, cyberspace operations, Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Cyber Effects Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Cunningham is currently serving as chief, Cyberspace Operations Branch, Joint Staff, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
07 Apr 21. BG (select) Brian S. Hartless will be assigned as deputy director, resource integration, Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics, Engineering, and Force Protection, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Hartless is currently serving as commander, 10th Air Base Wing, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado.
07 Apr 21. BG (select) Debra A. Lovette will be assigned as director, Integrated Resilience Office, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Lovette is currently serving as director, Executive Action Group, Office of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
07 Apr 21. BG (select) Robert A. Masaitis will be assigned as chief innovation officer and deputy director, integration and innovation, Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategy, Integration and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Masaitis is currently serving as commander, 27th Special Operations Wing, Air Force Special Operations Command, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico.
07 Apr 21. BG (select) Michael A. Miller will be assigned as director, operations and communications, Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. Miller is currently serving as chief of staff, Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.
07 Apr 21. BG (select) Max E. Pearson will be assigned as director, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance operations, Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Cyber Effects Operations, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Pearson is currently serving as senior military assistant to the under secretary of defense for intelligence, Office of the Secretary of Defense, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
08 Apr 21. USMC Sgt. Maj. Cortez L. Brown, currently assigned as sergeant major for Marine Corps Recruiting Command, Quantico, Virginia, was selected to replace Navy Command Master Chief Lucas M. Pullen as the command senior enlisted leader for Combined Maritime Forces, Bahrain.
06 Apr 21. CAES and SWISSto12 Launch Strategic Alliance for 3D Printed RF Technology. CAES, the leading provider of RF technologies and related mission critical electronic solutions, and SWISSto12, the leading provider of 3D printed technology for RF applications in the aerospace and defense industry, announced today a strategic alliance to enable CAES to bring additive manufacturing and 3D printing technology to US customers. The alliance grants CAES exclusive license to SWISSto12’s patents, trade secrets, and product designs for the US market. CAES and SWISSto12 will work together with US customers on new designs to meet the high performance requirements of future missions.
“We are proud to offer this innovative technology to leading US aerospace and defense primes,” said David Young, Chief Technology Officer, CAES. “This alliance enables fully trusted next-generation RF solutions for our customers that require the highest level of security, including Department of Defense and classified applications. Through the transfer of best-in-class technology to a US market leader, leading aerospace and defense primes will now be able to deploy this technology on key programs requiring RF, microwave and millimeter wave innovation. Our decades-long relationships with our prime customers and our track record of successfully delivering on our programs, combined with SWISSto12’s market-leading additive manufacturing intellectual property and flight heritage in space, electronic warfare and other applications will ensure that the US government can fully exploit this emerging technology,” he continued.
“SWISSto12 is excited to partner with CAES,” said Emile de Rijk, CEO, SWISSto12. “Our pioneering expertise, product and patent portfolio utilizing additive manufacturing techniques for RF applications combined with CAES’ market leadership in the US, RF design engineering, large scale manufacturing, and test expertise will position the US aerospace and defense industry to successfully adopt groundbreaking technologies. Additionally, the alliance provides an opportunity to develop subsystems combining the best of both companies’ technologies.”
Additive Manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, is an advanced manufacturing technology that has gained traction in the aerospace and defense industry over the last decade. Additive Manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, for RF systems requires high precision formats and complex geometries that allow form factors and performance that cannot be achieved with standard manufacturing solutions. Integrated subsystems that combine multiple components in one single homogeneous part that reduces weight and complexity, a key favor for prime companies where cost and space are at a premium. SWISSto12 pioneered the development of tailored and patented AM technologies aimed at delivering advanced RF performance, size and weight savings as well as product competitiveness through optimized manufacturing tolerances, surface finishes, plating techniques and RF designs. The technology and associated products address the increasingly challenging size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-C) requirements of defense prime contractors.
For more information please visit: https://www.cobhamaes.com/ or https://www.swissto12.com
SWISSto12 is the leading developer of advanced engineered Radio-Frequency (RF) products for telecommunications, electronic warfare and radar applications in the Aerospace and Defense industries. The company’s patented 3D printing technologies and associated product designs are unique to deliver lightweight, compact, highly performing and competitive RF products and sub-systems. SWISSto12 has developed commercial with success in Europe and Israel with prominent partners and customers such as Thales, Airbus Defense & Space, Elbit, IAI and the European Space Agency. SWISSto12 is the fastest growing Swiss aerospace company, spun off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), is privately owned and backed by prominent Swiss and European Investors. https://swissto12.com/
CAES is a pioneer of advanced electronics for the most technologically challenging military and aerospace trusted systems. As the largest provider of mixed-signal and radiation-hardened technology to the United States aerospace and defense industry, CAES delivers high-reliability RF, microwave and millimeter wave, microelectronic and digital solutions that enable our customers to ensure a safer, more secure planet. On land, at sea, in the air, in space and in cyberspace, CAES’ extensive electronics and enhanced manufacturing capabilities are at the forefront of mission-critical military and aerospace innovation. www.cobhamaes.com (Source: BUSINESS WIRE)
07 Apr 21. BlueHalo has named Diek Minkhorst as Vice President of Corporate Development and Elizabeth Mashakas as Senior Vice President, Talent Acquisition, effective immediately. As a part of the Company’s executive leadership team, Minkhorst will lead Merger and Acquisition (M&A) activities as well as complement broader strategic activities and planning and report directly to Jonathan Moneymaker, Chief Executive Officer of BlueHalo. In Mashakas’ key role, she will develop and oversee the execution of recruiting strategies to attract, evaluate and hire talent in response to the Company’s growing demand signal and ensure long-term success. In her role, she will report to Ray Khuo, Executive Vice President of Human Capital. Having spent over a decade in investment banking, Minkhorst joins BlueHalo most recently from Jefferies’ Aerospace, Defense and Government team, where he helped lead the execution of several high-profile transactions in the industry. Mashakas comes to BlueHalo with over 30 years of experience in Talent Acquisition across various industry-leading companies and has a proven track record of impact. (Source: PR Newswire)
05 Apr 21. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today Bridget Lauderdale, currently vice president and general manager for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ Integrated Fighter Group (IFG), including the F-16 and F-22, has been named vice president and general manager of the F-35 Lightning II Program. Lauderdale succeeds Greg Ulmer, who was promoted to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics executive vice president on Feb. 1. Doug Wilhelm, currently acting vice president and deputy general manager of the F-35 Program, will assume this position permanently. Additionally, Bill Brotherton, who has been serving as the acting F-35 vice president and general manager, has been named to a new role as vice president, Aeronautics Enterprise Performance. He will oversee Program Management processes and resources to ensure strong program performance across the enterprise. This includes oversight of cost, schedule, and performance reporting for Aeronautics. A proven leader for more than 25 years, Lauderdale has successfully led business development, program management, engineering, and customer engagement experiences, across Lockheed Martin. In her new role, she will be responsible for partnering with domestic and international customers to ensure the F-35 program delivers the most affordable 5th Generation aircraft in production, advances capability through a stable modernization program; and increases availability while reducing overall operational and sustainment costs. A successor for Lauderdale’s IFG role will be named later. OJ Sanchez, vice president F-22 program, will serve as the acting IFG vice president and general manager in the interim. These changes will be effective April 12. (Source: PR Newswire)
06 Apr 21. Redwire, a new leader and innovator in mission critical space solutions and high reliability components for the next generation space economy, announced today the hiring of Mike Gold as Executive Vice President of Civil Space Business Development and External Affairs, effective April 5, 2021. Gold joins Redwire from NASA, where he was most recently the Associate Administrator for Space Policy and Partnerships and was responsible for formulating and leading a comprehensive strategy to integrate domestic, international, intergovernmental, and industry policy across the space domain, including priorities that enhance the resiliency and capabilities of the Artemis program. (Source: PR Newswire)
05 Apr 21. Teresa Carlson, the public face and founder of Amazon Web Services’ public sector business, is joining San Francisco-based data platform company Splunk, her new company announced Monday. Carlson, AWS vice president of worldwide public sector since 2010, will become Splunk’s president and chief growth officer. In that newly created position, she will work on Splunk’s business transformation by advancing the company’s cloud-first initiatives and identifying new markets. An Amazon spokesperson confirmed that Max Peterson, VP of international sales in AWS’ public sector business, will replace her. Carlson helped build AWS’ public business into a giant that provides cloud services to more than 6,500 government agencies. Under her leadership, AWS built up national security credentials by providing cloud services up to the top secret level and becoming a major cloud provider for the Defense Department and intelligence community. At Splunk, she will report to President and CEO Doug Merritt. Carlson’s first day at Splunk will be April 19. (Source: Defense News Early Bird/C4ISR & Networks)
05 Apr 21. Valiant Integrated Services (“Valiant”), a leader in delivering essential services that matter most to customer readiness and critical challenges in support of complex missions, critical infrastructure, and assets, today announced the appointment of Dan Corbett as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective April 15, 2021. Mr. Corbett, who currently serves as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Development Officer, succeeds Jim Jaska, who is retiring and will work closely with the leadership team to facilitate a seamless transition. (Source: PR Newswire)
07 Apr 21. Voyager Space Holdings, Inc. (Voyager), a global leader in space exploration, today announced Jim Bridenstine will join the company’s advisory board as chairman. The former NASA Administrator will join an esteemed group of industry experts guiding Voyager as it continues on its mission to create a vertically integrated, publicly traded NewSpace company. As NASA’s 13th Administrator, Bridenstine led the agency in advancing American aeronautic, science, and space exploration objectives including the introduction of NASA’s new human lunar exploration mission, the Artemis program. (Source: PR Newswire)
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