BAE Systems wins US Navy communication systems deals

first_img Equipment & technology navaltoday Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today BAE Systems wins US Navy communication systems deals View post tag: BAe Systemscenter_img The U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) has awarded BAE Systems, Inc. a prime position on a USD 212 million contract to integrate and sustain its critical communication systems.The company will design, acquire, integrate, and test radio systems for newly constructed Guided Missile Destroyers (DDG) and other U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships.Additionally, the company was awarded a separate USD 104.7 million contract by NAWCAD to provide engineering and technical services to support production, lifetime-support, and in-service engineering for the radio communications C5ISR systems aboard U.S. Navy surface combatants and at associated shore sites. The work will be focused primarily on the CG 47 Class and DDG 51 Class AEGIS ships.“Maintaining reliable lines of communication and situational awareness for those at the forefront of national security is a mission-critical priority for BAE Systems and our customers,” said Mark Keeler, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems’ Integrated Defense Solutions business.BAE Systems has had a strong partnership with the U.S. Navy spanning for over 45 years.The company provides large-scale systems engineering, integration, and sustainment services across air, land, sea, space, and cyber domains. February 11, 2020, by BAE Systems wins US Navy communication systems dealslast_img read more

Support rises for increased teacher pay and ‘free’ college

first_imgDemocratic presidential candidates proposing “free” college and pay increases for teachers will find substantial backing for these policies among voters; school vouchers and tax credits to fund scholarships to private schools are also popular, according to the 13th annual Education Next poll of American public opinion on education policy.Support for raising teacher pay is higher now than at any point during the past decade, the Education Next poll finds. On school choice, Democrats are divided along racial and ethnic lines, with African Americans and Hispanics more likely to support charter schools and school vouchers. Tax-credit scholarships, along the lines proposed this year by the Trump administration, command bipartisan support.Authors of the report include Harvard Professor Paul E. Peterson (from top); Graduate School of Education Professor Martin R. West; and postdoctoral fellow David Houston. Photos by Martha Stewart (top); Matt Weber (center) Read Full Story This year’s Education Next survey of more than 3,000 adults includes a nationally representative sample of adults and representative oversamples of teachers, African Americans, and Hispanics. Interactive graphics provide both 2019 findings and trends going back as far as 2007 on some questions. See the 2019 interactive here. The trends interactive graphic is available here.Here is a sampling of the findings, with the complete report available online.Charter schools regain public support. Public support for charter schools has climbed back to 48 percent (39 percent opposed) from a low of 39 percent in 2017. These public schools of choice foster stronger opinions than in years past, as fewer respondents take a neutral position this year than in any year since we began asking this question in 2013. Sixty-one percent of Republicans support charters with 27 percent opposed, while only 40 percent of Democrats do (48 percent opposed).School choice divides the Democratic Party along racial and ethnic lines. African American Democrats support targeted school vouchers, universal vouchers, and charter schools at 70 percent, 64 percent, and 55 percent, respectively. Among Hispanic Democrats, support for the three policies is at 67 percent, 60 percent, and 47 percent. On the other hand, just 40 percent of non-Hispanic White Democrats support targeted vouchers, 46 percent support universal vouchers, and 33 percent support charter schools.Support for increasing teacher pay is higher now than at any point since 2008. Following last year’s 13-percentage-point surge in support for raising teacher pay, public support climbed another 7 percentage-points in 2019, to 56 percent. Support jumped among members of both political parties, to 64 percent this year from 59 percent in 2018 among Democrats, and to 43 percent from 38 percent among Republicans.Support for increasing per-pupil spending also matches all-time high. Among those not told current per-pupil spending levels in their local district, 62 percent think spending should increase, 8 percentage points higher than in 2017. Fifty percent of those told current spending levels favor an increase, up 11 percentage points since 2017.Free college is popular among most groups. Sixty percent of Americans support making public four-year colleges and 69 percent support making public two-year colleges free to attend. Democrats are especially supportive of free college (79 percent, 85 percent). Republicans, on the other hand, tend to oppose free-tuition for four-year colleges (35 percent support, 55 percent oppose) and are divided over free-tuition for two-year colleges (47 percent support, 47 percent oppose).The poll also assesses public opinion on teachers unions and the right to strike, teacher tenure, annual testing, merit pay, in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants, and more.The 2019 Education Next Poll is available now at educationnext.org.last_img read more

MultiChoice Brings Emirates FA Cup to DStv, GOtv Viewers

first_imgMultiChoice will be turning up the football fever with the addition of the rest of the 2016/17 Emirates FA Cup season to all DStv packages and GOtv Plus at no extra cost!From February 18, until May 27, all active DStv customers on Compact, Family and Access as well as GOtv Plus will score big with a coveted “all-access” pass to enjoy all the action live and in HD (DStv only) from the comfort of their homes!“At MultiChoice, we understand that our customers love football as much as we do. With the Afcon 2017 now over, we want to make sure that they continue to enjoy world-class football, regardless of their package plan,” says John Ugbe, Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria. “Adding the rest of the season of Emirates FA Cup to all the DStv packages and on GOtv Plus will further add more value for ourc ustomers as well as enhance their viewing experience”, he added.Furthermore, from the February 16, intended DStv subscribers will be able to purchase the DStv HD Zappa decoder and dish kit bundled with three months Access subscription for N9,900, or the DStv HD Zappa decoder, dish kit and two months Family subscription at N9,900. The special offer is valid while stocks last.Football fans can look forward to plum fixtures that include Blackburn Rovers versus 12-time cup holders, Manchester United.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more