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Future USS Daniel Inouye Launched

first_img 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: futurecenter_img 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 articlelast_img read more


Charlotte Bobcats sign former Syracuse forward Southerland

first_imgFormer Syracuse forward James Southerland has been signed by the Charlotte Bobcats, the team announced Thursday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.The 6-foot-8 forward, who went undrafted in the NBA Draft in June, posted career-highs in scoring, rebounding and 3-point shooting as a senior with the Orange in 2012-13, despite missing six games due to academic ineligibility.The sharpshooter showed off his stroke on several occasions with Syracuse. Southerland tied the Orange’s single-game program record with nine 3-pointers in a 35-point performance to lead SU to a win at Arkansas last November.In March, Southerland set the Big East tournament record with 17 3-pointers and earned all-tournament honors. He averaged 11.8 points per game and hit eight 3-pointers in the Orange’s run to the Final Four in last year’s NCAA Tournament.Throughout his four-year SU career, Southerland averaged 7.9 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOver the past few months, Southerland had played with the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA Orlando Summer League and with the Golden State Warriors in the Las Vegas Summer League. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 5, 2013 at 8:23 pm Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbblast_img read more