Thales establishing UK office for work on Type 31 frigates

first_img Photo: Photo: Thales France-based defense contractor Thales is opening a UK office for work on the Royal Navy’s future Type 31 frigate program.The company said it would be joining the Babcock-led team which is proposing the Arrowhead design for the new class of general-purpose frigates for the Royal Navy.Should the Arrowhead proposal be accepted, Thales would develop its Tacticos naval combat management system for the ships.The company said the Type 31 mission system activity customization would create a significant number of high-tech jobs in the UK and also within a wider supply chain.Dubbed the “UK Combat System Centre of Excellence”, the new office will extend technical capabilities at Thales sites in Bristol and Crawley.“We are looking forward to continuing the close working relationship we have established with Babcock on delivering this pathfinder programme,” Eddie Awang, VP Defence Mission Systems for Thales in the UK. “The mission suite we are proposing for Type 31 is tried and proven and also offers the capabilities to deliver a truly digital and innovative solution for the Royal Navy.”The UK plans to spend £1.25 billion to develop and build five Type 31 ships, giving an average price of £250 million per ship. The first vessel would be delivered in 2023, with all five newbuilds to be delivered by the end of 2028.Three shipbuilding teams are currently in the running for the program. In addition to the Arrowhead proposal, a BAE Systems-led team is proposing the Leander design while Germany’s Atlas Elektronik is at the head of a team that is likely pitching a variation of the Meko 200 frigate design from Blohm + Voss. View post tag: Type 31 View post tag: Thales Share this articlelast_img read more

NFL: Booger McFarland’s obvious commentary inspires first sports meme of the decade

first_imgBooger McFarland just went full @KeeganMKey & @JordanPeele with the yellow pen. pic.twitter.com/P1CojghQVX— Myke (@MikeWehner) December 17, 2019 Last Updated: 2nd January, 2020 15:35 IST NFL: Booger McFarland’s Obvious Commentary Inspires First Sports Meme Of The Decade Monday Night Football analyst Booger McFarland became the talk of Twitter in December. Farland has now inspired the first sports meme format of the decade. “If Jason Garrett and the entire staff of the #Cowboys are all fired today, then the coaches will not have jobs and the Cowboys will have no coaches.” pic.twitter.com/50HIP71ArK— Dusty Baker (@DustyBakerTV) December 30, 2019 Colin DCunha FOLLOW US Written By Also Read | Colin Kaepernick, Megan Rapinoe Among The Most Influential Sports Persons Of The Decade WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV “What he’s saying is since the Saints did not sign AB, Antonio Brown is not a Saints receiver.” pic.twitter.com/fwiU4kefDW— Booger McFarland burner (@jacobross062904) December 30, 2019center_img Booger may not be the best announcer but he is one hell of an artist. pic.twitter.com/hsbJWgkvZf— DailyBooger (@dailybooger) December 17, 2019 While Booger McFarland may not have said all of the quotes in this series of tweets, that matters little to the people making the memes on Twitter. His newfound status as the staple of the sports memes for January could have sprouted from his analysis of the Saints vs Colts game in December. During the analysis of the game, Booger McFarland illustrated the Colts’ defence during a Saints drive to the end zone by drawing an obscene figure on live television. Naturally, his ‘animation’ captured the attention of Twitter users across America, who then took to Twitter to poke fun at the Monday Night Football analyst. Also Read | Jason Garrett Reportedly Bid Farewell To Cowboys Players After Missing Out On PlayoffsBooger McFarland’s antics SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT “Because the LSU Tigers are playing the Clemson Tigers, the Tigers will absolutely win the National Championship.” – Booger McFarland pic.twitter.com/P7dKkIXUA4— Jason Crownover 🎙 (@JCrownover25) December 29, 2019 Also Read | Cleveland Browns Set To Appoint 7th Coach Since 2009 After Sacking Freddie Kitchens First Published: 2nd January, 2020 15:35 IST It didn’t take long to manufacture the first meme of the new decade. ESPN’s Monday Night Football analyst Booger McFarland has the unique distinction of starring in the first meme of the year and, subsequently, of the decade. Therefore, it is now official – Booger McFarland saying obvious things is the first sports meme of 2020. Also Read | Jason Garrett’s Future Clouded In Doubt, But Jerry Jones Could Be Letting Him Down EasyBooger McFarland memeslast_img read more