UK: Lynx Wildcat Maritime Force Undergoes Transition

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Undergoes View post tag: Lynx View post tag: europe View post tag: Force View post tag: Wildcat View post tag: Transition May 27, 2014 The Lynx Wildcat Maritime Force (LWMF) at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton is already deep into this transition, successfully introducing the Wildcat Helicopter Maritime Attack (HMA) Mk2 into service, and from 31 March 2017 when the Lynx Mk8 goes out of service, will become the Maritime Wildcat Force.On 1 August 2014 LWMF, consisting of 815 Naval Air Squadron (NAS), 702 NAS and 700W NAS will become 2 front line squadrons, similar in size but each with a unique focus.815 NAS will become the sole Lynx Squadron, and a new Wildcat Squadron, 825 NAS will form with the unification of 702 NAS and 700W NAS.Lynx aircraft from 815 NAS will continue to operate, supporting the front line to deliver Flights and remain at Very High Readiness for Maritime Counter Terrorism (MCT) until the aircraft goes out of service on 31 March 2017. The Squadron will start its conversion from Lynx to Wildcat during the latter part of 2015. Once fully converted to Wildcat, 815 will consist of 12 single-manned Flights at readiness for deployed operations worldwide and 2 double-manned MCT Flights at very high readiness in the UK.The commissioning of 825 NAS in September 2014 will be the merger of 702 NAS and 700W NAS and will operate the first 4 Wildcat Flights to convert and deploy to sea on either a Type 45 Destroyer or Type 23 Frigate. It will deliver training to Lynx qualified and new aircrew on the Wildcat along with Air Engineers and will be responsible for continuing Wildcat Tactical Development, identifying and understanding the significant potential of this very capable new aircraft.Captain Kevin Fleming, Commanding Officer of LWMF said: “These are exciting times for the Lynx Wildcat Maritime Force, developing the brand new Wildcat whilst delivering the Lynx to the Front Line and not without its challenges. The Force has worked extremely hard to ensure that transition from Lynx to Wildcat is managed smoothly whilst maintaining support to Operations as routine business.”Captain Fleming added, “Over the past 35 years or so we and our predecessors have delivered huge operational success in the Lynx worldwide; I am certain with our continued positive engagement and professional focus, we will put the Maritime Wildcat Force firmly on track to delivering similar and even greater operational achievements for very many years to come.”[mappress]Press Release, May 27, 2014; Image: Royal Navycenter_img Authorities View post tag: Naval View post tag: Maritime Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: Lynx Wildcat Maritime Force Undergoes Transition UK: Lynx Wildcat Maritime Force Undergoes Transition The Fleet Air Arm is undergoing a vast programme of transition as all front line aircraft are replaced over the coming years. Share this articlelast_img read more

Estancia treasury office robbed; laptop, cash gone

first_imgThe suspect was identified as a certain“Dan-Dan.” The robbery was discovered on Tuesday bySheree Anne Pagayonan, 34, and Melende Abarquez, 46, municipal governmentemployee who reported to work around 8 a.m. ILOILO City – A laptop estimated to be worthP31,829  and cash amounting to P10,145 werelost in a robbery at the municipal treasurer’s office of Estancia, Iloilo.   Police said he was caught on a closed-circuittelevision around 11 p.m. on Monday climbing a coconut tree and breaking the glasswindow of the office. Officers of the Estancia police stationhave yet to arrest the suspect as of this writing./PNlast_img

Sarkisian finds success on Signing Day

first_imgUSC head coach Steve Sarkisian finished off his 2014 recruiting campaign with a bang on National Signing Day. With 15 commitments coming into the day, the Trojans had their eye on three of the top four prospects in California. Sarkisian was able to make a clean sweep, as  offensive tackle Damien Mama and athletes Adoree’ Jackson and John “JuJu” Smith all signed their letters of intent. All three prospects were given   five-star ratings by Scout.com. In addition, the team garnered a commitment from Jacksonville, Fla. defensive back Lamont Simmons, a consensus three-star recruit.Sign me up · Steve Sarkisian’s recruiting class received a boost yesterday with the additions of OL Damien Mama (Bellflower, Calif.), Ath. Adoree’ Jackson (Gardena, Calif.), and Ath. John “JuJu” Smith (Long Beach, Calif.). – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanAfter an exciting finish to his first signing day as USC’s head coach, Sarkisian voiced his enthusiasm.“It is … a pretty exciting week to be a Trojan,” Sarkisian said. “[It’s like being] in the fourth quarter of a game … and finishing really well.”The four commitments the Trojans secured on Wednesday vaulted their class into the top 10 nationally. In addition, many scouting services, including ESPN and 247Sports, have the Trojans as the highest-rated group in the Pac-12. The day started early, with Mama out of St. John Bosco-Bellflower announcing his commitment at 8 a.m. Shortly after, Simmons committed. The news continued to get better for the Trojans when Jackson, the versatile athlete out of Serra-Gardena, announced his intention to attend USC. Finally, the day reached its apex with the commitment of Smith, a coveted athlete out of perennial powerhouse Long Beach Poly.Smith and Jackson added two more dynamic athletes to an already blazing fast 2014 class. Sarkisian placed a strong emphasis on building his program around these types of athletes.“We needed more receiver/defensive back body types — for offense and defense, and also special teams,” Sarkisian said. “We really nailed it today.”Smith will start out on the offensive side of the ball, as will recruited athletes Rahshead Johnson and Ajene Harris. Sarkisian was also able to lock up a deep group of talented offensive linemen to complement the multitude of speedsters. Headlined by Mama, Toa Lobendahn and Chris Brown, the class will provide relief for a group that Sarkisian said was “a big position of need just from sheer depth.”Sarkisian also outlined his formula for recruiting moving forward, finding long, rangy athletes at every position on defense to compete with the fast offenses of the Pac-12. One recruit Sarkisian is especially excited about is Uchenna Nwosu, a local safety from Narbonne High School who could see time as a linebacker.The staff was able to collaborate effectively with holdovers from the previous coaching regime — Clay Helton and Tee Martin had a major impact on this year’s recruiting class.“They both did a fantastic job in transition, allowing it to feel almost seamless,” Sarkisian said.During a lighter moment, Sarkisian praised Helton’s closing ability while complimenting his Southern charm.USC football’s coaching staff scrambled madly over  the last two-and-a-half weeks to put together this class, with impressive results. Overall, USC landed 12 new commitments since Sarkisian was hired, catapulting the Trojans back into the national spotlight.last_img read more

Bonus point win for Munster

first_imgThere are just two games in the competition this afternoon .At 1pm Leinster host Wasps at the R-D-S in their Pool 5 clash.At 5.30, Ospreys host Exexter Chiefs at the Liberty Stadium in Pool 2.last_img