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Freedom-variant LCS Sioux City completes acceptance trials

Freedom-variant LCS Sioux City completes acceptance trials

first_img View post tag: Freedom-variant View post tag: LCS View post tag: Lockheed Martin View post tag: US Navy US Navy littoral combat ship Sioux City (LCS 11) completed its acceptance Trials in the waters of Lake Michigan, Lockheed Martin has annonced.The future USS Sioux City is the sixth Freedom-variant LCS designed and built by the Lockheed Martin-led industry team, and is slated for delivery to the US Navy later this summer.“LCS 11’s completion of acceptance trials means this ship is one step closer to joining the fleet and conducting critical maritime operations for the navy,” said Joe DePietro, vice president, Small Combatants and Ship Systems at Lockheed Martin. “This ship is agile, powerful and lethal, and the industry team and I are looking forward to her delivery, commissioning and deployment.”The trials, conducted May 20-24, included surface and air detect-to-engage demonstrations of the ship’s combat system. Major systems and features were demonstrated, including aviation support, small boat launch handling and recovery and ride control.“I am extremely proud of our LCS team including our shipbuilders at Fincantieri Marinette Marine,” said Jan Allman, Fincantieri Marinette Marine President and CEO. “These are complex vessels, and it takes a strong team effort to design, build and test these American warships.”The future USS Sioux City is one of eight ships in various stages of production and test at Fincantieri Marinette Marine, with one more in long-lead production.The next Freedom-variant in the class is LCS 13, the future USS Wichita. LCS 13 is slated to complete acceptance Trials in early summer with delivery this year. Photo: Photo: Lockheed Martin Share this articlelast_img read more

AquaTrojans Win Against Lions

AquaTrojans Win Against Lions

first_imgEC AquaTrojans take two wins over the Rushville Lions on Thursday night in St. Leon.  Scores were girls 107-41, boys 112-35.Individual winners include:  Olivia Nixon-200 Freestyle; Jackson Ketcham-200 Freestyle; Alexis deLong-2oo IM; Jacob Weber-200 IM; Elise Doan-50 Freestyle; Ethen Witte-50 Freestyle; Ethan Ayers-Edds-1 meter diving; Mackenzie Schantz-100 Butterfly; Alex Pruitt-100 Butterfly; Ashley Bortlein-100 Freestyle; Alex Ketcham-100 Freestyle; Felicity Wray-500 Freestyle; Cai Fox-500 Freestyle; Dara Nash-100 Backstroke; Lydia Weber-100 Breaststroke; Klay Shipman-100 Breaststroke.EC won all 6 relays tonight.East Central hosts their annual Relay Invitational on Saturday.  Come out and support the AquaTrojans!!!Courtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless.last_img

Al-Attiyah stretches Dakar Rally lead

Al-Attiyah stretches Dakar Rally lead

first_imgTacna: Qatar’s Nasser Al-Attiyah extended his overall Dakar Rally lead by winning fourth stage in southern Peru.The Toyota driver completed the 405km timed section between Arequipa and Tacna in three hours 38 minutes and 49 seconds, almost two minutes ahead of the Mini of Frenchman Stephane Peterhansel on Thursday.Poland’s Jakub Przygonski was third, eight minutes and 32 seconds behind the leader.“I’m quite happy today,” Al-Attiyah said. “We won the stage but there is perhaps still a faster car out there. There’s still a long way to go.”Al-Attiyah leads second-placed Peterhansel by almost nine minutes in the overall standings, with Spain’s Nani Roma third, 20 minutes and 51 seconds off the pace.Meanwhile American Ricky Brabec took the lead in the motorbike section after beating Austrian Matthius Walkner by more than six minutes in Thursday’s stage. Chile’s Pablo Quintanilla is second overall and Australia’s Toby Price third. IANSAlso Read: Sports Newslast_img read more