France: FREMM Frigate Passes First Torpedo Launch Test with Flying Colors

first_img View post tag: first View post tag: Frigate View post tag: passes July 2, 2012 View post tag: launch View post tag: Colors View post tag: France View post tag: News by topic View post tag: test View post tag: FREMM France: FREMM Frigate Passes First Torpedo Launch Test with Flying Colorscenter_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: with Back to overview,Home naval-today France: FREMM Frigate Passes First Torpedo Launch Test with Flying Colors View post tag: Navy Industry news Teams from DCNS, the French Navy and defence procurement agency DGA recently completed a new test campaign aboard first-of-class FREMM multimission frigate Aquitaine, the last and most important being the first ever torpedo launch test from a FREMM frigate.After demonstrating FREMM frigate Aquitaine’s compatibility with a 10-tonne Caïman helicopter (the French version of the Eurocopter/EADS NH90) in March, DCNS specialists spent several weeks putting the vessel’s combat system, which includes the torpedo launch control system, through its paces.After validating the torpedo tube configuration and performing dry-run tests, the DCNS team conducted the torpedo launch test the 22nd of June. Using an exercise torpedo equipped with sensors and data loggers instead of a warhead, the launch was performed under otherwise operational conditions. The results validated the torpedo tube configuration’s compliance with the relevant specifications. Shipboard observation by DCNS specialists and the data gathered by the torpedo’s onboard sensors confirmed all key parameters including exit speed, angle of impact with the water, and torpedo behaviour and trajectory.“First-of-class FREMM multimission frigate Aquitaine is designed to face all types of threats,” says Vincent Martinot-Lagarde, FREMM programme manager. “The success of the first torpedo launch test is an important milestone as it confirms the ASW capabilities of the ship and her combat system which was designed, developed and produced by DCNS,” he added. In addition to a leading role in the FREMM design programme, DCNS teams contributed, in cooperation with the DGA, to the design of the MU90 lightweight torpedo, the torpedo launch control system and the launch tubes.FREMM frigate Aquitaine is equipped with four launch tubes and will carry up to 19 MU90 torpedoes. Each torpedo weighs close to 300 kg. The MU90 design offers a top speed of over 55 knots, sophisticated target tracking and state-of-the-art stealth.Thanks to the ASW sensors and weapons carried by her organic Caïman Marine/NH90 helicopter, her payload of MU90 torpedoes and great stealth, FREMM frigate Aquitaine offers ASW (anti-submarine warfare) capabilities that are as innovative as they are fearsome.FREMM, a major programme for DCNS and partnersThe French FREMM programme calls for 12 ships – 11 for the French Navy and one for the Royal Moroccan Navy.FREMM frigates are among the most technologically advanced and competitively priced on the world market. These heavily armed warships are being built under DCNS prime contractorship to carry state-of-the-art weapons and systems including the Herakles multifunction radar, MdCN cruise missiles, Aster anti-air missiles, Exocet MM40 anti-ship missiles and MU90 torpedoes.Thanks to their many innovations, FREMM multimission frigates can respond to all types of threats with unparalleled flexibility and availability. The first export sale, to the Royal Moroccan Navy, demonstrates that they also meet the needs and expectations of international client navies.FREMM technical data• Length overall: 142 m• Beam: 20 m• Displacement (approx.): 6,000 tonnes• Max. speed: 27 knots• Complement: 108 (including helicopter crew)• Accommodation: 145 men and women• Range: 6,000 nm (at 15 knots)[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 2, 2012; Image: DCNS View post tag: Torpedo View post tag: flying Share this articlelast_img read more

Widespread Panic Shares Pro-Shot “Pigeons” Footage From Fall Tour Performance [Watch]

first_imgWidespread Panic’s guest-filled New Year’s celebration is only a few days away, and the band’s loyal fans could not be more excited. Though the band has two shows booked in 2017, at Wanee and SweetWater 420 festivals, members of the group have publicly stated that they intend to take the year off from extensively touring. With that in mind, each and every performance in the later half of 2016 has an added significance that made them unforgettable shows.One such unforgettable memory was the band’s three night stand in Milwaukee, spanning October 22nd through the 24th. The band lit up the Riverside Theatre with their energetic Southern rock, treating fans to their classic originals and a bevy of Black Sabbath covers leading up to Halloween.To get fans excited for the shows ahead, Panic has shared pro-shot footage of their “Pigeons” performance on the second night of the Milwaukee run. Filmed and edited by Andy Tennille, be sure to kick back and enjoy this great jam that’s featured below.Setlist: Widespread Panic at Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, WI – 10/22/16Set 1: Pigeons, Cotton Was King, Ain’t No Use, Tall Boy, Gradle, Ophelia > The Shape I’m In, 1 x 1, Henry Parsons Died (58 mins)Set 2: Sell Sell, Thought Sausage, Radio Child, All Time Low, Blight > Bear’s Gone Fishin’ > Drumz > Second Skin > Rebirtha > Space Wrangler (94 mins)Encore Me and The Devil Blues, Sweet Leaf* (13 mins)Notes * LTP 2.23.16 Norfolk, Valast_img read more

Terence Crawford’s last five fights

first_imgSummary: Before they event stepped inside the ring, Molina missed weight by four pounds and was ineligible to claim the WBC and WBO championships. Crawford made an out-of-shape Molina pay for failing to meet his end of the bargain. He pounded Molina the entire way with the jab, pot shots on the inside and his right hand. Finally, Crawford put Molina out of his misery in the eighth round when he uncorked a barrage of punches to Molina. Moments later, Crawford blasted Molina with three straight right hands and the referee stopped the fight to hold onto his belts. With boxing’s welterweight division surging, there may be no better guy to carry the weight class than WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford.Watch Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan on FITE.TV The former undisputed junior welterweight champion will compete for the first time in 2019, as he defends his title when he takes on Amir Khan on April 20 from Madison Square Garden in New York City.Crawford (34-0, 25 KOs) put himself on the map in March 2014 when he ventured over to Scotland and defeated Ricky Burns to capture the WBO lightweight title. After two successful defenses, Crawford moved up to 140 pounds in 2015 and scored a sixth-round TKO over Thomas Dulorme to win the WBO belt to start his run of eight stoppages in his next nine fights. The native of Nebraska added the WBC belt in July 2016 when he beat Viktor Postol by unanimous decision. Then in August 2017, Crawford became the king of the junior welterweights by blasting through WBA and IBF champion Julius Indongo in three rounds. Doing everything he could at junior welterweight, Crawford made the seven-pound leap and beat Jeff Horn to become the WBO titlist. Let’s take a look at the last five fights of Terence Crawford before perhaps the biggest fight of his career.MORE: Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan: Odds, expert pick and how to bet on fightTerence Crawford vs. José Benavidez Jr.Fight date: Oct. 13, 2018Result: Crawford wins by 12th round TKOSummary: All of Crawford’s fights up to this point had been low-key because respect of some sort being shown along the way. Until this fight.Throughout the build-up, Benavidez slung verbal barbs left and right. The boiling point came up when Crawford nearly threw a punch at him at the weigh-in.Crawford wanted to show Benavidez that he didn’t belong in the same ring as him. He accomplished that, and he made it look easy, too, as he dominated the entire fight to defeat an overmatched Benavidez. Crawford really wanted to finish Benavidez off to not only leave a definitive statement to his foe, but to the rest of the welterweight division. Crawford did just that when he landed a straight left hand, immediately followed by a short, crisp right uppercut to send Benavidez flipping onto the canvas. Knowing he had Benavidez right where he wanted him, Crawford unloaded a barrage of punches until the referee stopped the fight with 18 seconds remaining to successfully defend the WBO title for the first time and let everyone know he was here to stay.Terence Crawford vs. Jeff HornFight date: June 9, 2018Result: Crawford wins via ninth-round TKO.Summary: The biggest question heading into the fight was whether Crawford’s power would carry with him from 140 to 147 pounds. To the surprise of many, Horn began the fight being the aggressor and coming right at Crawford. It didn’t take Crawford long to adapt and figure Horn out. He started doling out a heavy volume of punishment. Somehow Horn kept trudging through and giving it all he could.However, Crawford got to him in the ninth round when he sent Horn to the canvas with an overhand left hand. The Australian made it back to his feet, but Crawford rushed right at Horn and unloaded a barrage of shots. The referee had seen enough and put a halt to the fight and Crawford won the WBO strap to become a three-division world champion.Terence Crawford vs. Julius IndongoFight date: August 19, 2017Result: Crawford wins via third-round knockout.Summary: Crawford was on the verge of making history. A win and he would be the undisputed junior welterweight champion. He did just that and put on the best performance of his career. Crawford used his speed to entice Indongo to come at him and be and anytime Indongo threw, he would miss, be off balance and Crawford would rip the body. With 30 seconds left in the second round, Crawford hit Indongo with a short left behind to send him to the mat.In the third round, Crawford closed the show in front of his hometown crowd in Omaha when he hit Indongo with a left hand followed by a vicious right to the body to drop Indongo and become the undisputed king at 140 pounds and cement himself as one of the premiere boxers in the sport.Terence Crawford vs. Felix DiazFight date: May 20, 2017Result: Crawford wins by tenth-round TKO.Summary: On paper, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist looked to be Crawford’s stiffest test. Not everything on paper comes to be true, as Crawford dominated from the outset. He fought from the outside and continously peppered the jab, which caused Diaz’s right eye to nearly close and forced his trainer Joel Diaz to tell the referee his guy could no longer continue.Terence Crawford  vs. John Molina Jr.Fight date: December 10, 2016Result: Crawford wins via eighth-round TKO.last_img read more