View post tag: Bath Iron Works Authorities View post tag: Navy View post tag: launched Bath Iron Works (BIW) celebrated the start of fabrication of the future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) during a ceremony at BIW shipyard, Oct. 31.This first major ship milestone symbolizes that the first 100 tons of steel for the ship have been cut.Capt. Mark Vandroff, DDG 51-class program manager, Program Executive Office (PEO) Ships, said:Construction on Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) destroyers is in full swing on the East and Gulf Coasts.The restart DDG 51s benefit from a mature and stable design with increased air and missile defense capabilities. These build on a legacy of success, providing outstanding combat capability and survivability characteristics.The ceremony came just a day after BIW ceremoniously laid the keel for the future USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115), and a month following the start of fabrication on the future USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi.Daniel Inouye will be equipped with the Navy’s Aegis Combat System, the world’s foremost integrated naval weapon system. This system delivers quick reaction time, high firepower, and increased electronic countermeasures capability for anti-air warfare.The ship is part of the Navy’s latest flight of destroyer, Flight IIA, which enables power projection, forward presence, and escort operations at sea in support of low intensity conflict/coastal and littoral offshore warfare as well as open-ocean conflict.[mappress mapid=”14284″]Press release, Image: US Navy Future USS Daniel Inouye Launched View post tag: americas View post tag: future Back to overview,Home naval-today Future USS Daniel Inouye Launched November 3, 2014 View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: USS Daniel Inouye Share this article
The UNESCO Network of Creative Cities (UCCN) was established in 2004 and seeks to strengthen cooperation among cities that have recognized creativity as a strategic factor in sustainable development in terms of economic, social, cultural and environmental aspects. More information, as well as an application guide and application form, can be found HERE. All cities of UNESCO member states and associate members can apply. There is no limit to the number of residents in the city who apply for membership in the Network. To apply, you need to access the documents listed on the official website and find out what it takes to make the city a creative city of the UNESCO network. The network today numbers 180 cities from 72 countries from all parts of the world. By joining the Network, cities acknowledge their commitment to sharing best practices, developing partnerships that promote creativity and cultural industries, strengthening participation in cultural life, and urban development plans. The UNESCO network of creative cities covers seven creative areas: crafts and folk art, design, film, gastronomy, literature, media arts and music. Incomplete applications or those received after that date will not be evaluated. Applications must be submitted in English or French. Source / photo: Ministry of Tourism; UNESCO The application deadline is June 30, 2019, by midnight, and the names of the new Creative Cities for 2019 will be announced by the end of the year. On the website Creative Tourism Network a competition has been announced to join the UNESCO network of creative cities, and they are ready to assist potential applicants in submitting applications.