US Navy’s SM-6 Interceptors Engage Over-the-Horizon Targets at Sea

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today US Navy’s SM-6 Interceptors Engage Over-the-Horizon Targets at Sea View post tag: Defense View post tag: News by topic View post tag: US Share this article View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: Interceptors View post tag: Fires August 26, 2013 View post tag: two View post tag: SM-6 View post tag: Chancellorsville View post tag: USS View post tag: Defence The U.S. Navy fired two Raytheon Company Standard Missile-6 interceptors from the USS Chancellorsville, successfully engaging two cruise missile targets (BQM-74 drones) in the missile’s first over-the-horizon test scenario at sea.The SM-6 will provide U.S. Navy sailors and their vessels extended range protection against fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles and cruise missiles as part of the Naval Integrated Fire Control – Counter Air (NIFC-CA) mission area.“The SM-6’s ability to engage threats at significantly greater ranges than other missiles in its class is a game changer for the U.S. Navy,” said Jim Normoyle, Raytheon Missile Systems’ SM-6 program director. “We verified the weapon’s new processor earlier this month, and we’re preparing for the USS Chancellorsville’s Combat Systems Ship Qualification Trials in November.”In February, Raytheon delivered the first SM-6 from its new $75 million, 70,000 square-foot SM-6 and Standard Missile-3 all-up-round production facility at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala. In May, a Defense Acquisition Board approved full-rate production of the SM-6 missile.“SM-6 combines the best of our SM-2, SM-3 and AMRAAM missiles, providing an enhanced anti-air warfare and over-the-horizon capability at a reduced cost,” said Mike Campisi, Raytheon Missile Systems’ senior director of Standard Missile-1, -2, and -6 programs. “We have delivered more than 50 missiles ahead of schedule and under cost, and we remain on track to reach initial operating capability in 2013.”SM-6 delivers a proven over-the-horizon air defense capability by leveraging the time-tested advantages of the Standard Missile’s airframe and propulsion.The SM-6 uses both active and semiactive guidance modes and advanced fuzing techniques.It incorporates the advanced signal processing and guidance control capabilities from Raytheon’s Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile.[mappress]Press Release, August 26, 2013; Image: Raytheon Equipment & technology US Navy’s SM-6 Interceptors Engage Over-the-Horizon Targets at Sea View post tag: usa View post tag: Raytheon View post tag: Missilelast_img read more

Do This: Long Island Events Feb. 5 – 11

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Disruption: Create or AdaptTEDxMelville, an independently organized TEDx event, is a daylong forum that features 10 thought leaders and innovators who plan to speak on the impact of disruption on society from the business owner to the consumer to the individual on areas and industries ranging from wearable technology to art, communications, entrepreneurship and more. RXR Realty Conference Center, 58 South Service Rd., Melville. $99. 9 a.m. Feb. 5.Girls With GuitarsBeauty and virtuosity combine in this universe-shattering melding of sizzlin’ songs and thermonuclear gorgeousness so searingly spectacular it will melt not just attendees’ ears and hearts but their very souls. Seven of the hottest women in country music today—Maddie & Tae, RaeLynn, Lauren Alaina, Katie Armiger, Kelsea Ballerini and Kristy Lee Cook—will simply set this stage aflame as they perform hit after hit after hit from their respective arsenals. Bring some fire extinguishers. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. $20. 7 p.m. Feb. 5.Amy HelmAmy Helm will be dropping her first solo album this spring, but don’t wait until then to hear the soulful sounds that this talented musician can produce. Helm, adept at both gospel and blues, founded the band Ollabelle, and is the daughter of famed musician Levon Helm. But she has walked her own path, one that leads her to Long Island as part of her nationwide tour and eventually to her long-awaited solo album. Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. $35-$40. 8 p.m. Feb. 5. Bryan GalloLong Island-native Bryan Gallo is a veteran of the local music scene. The singer/songwriter, who has performed at a number of the top music venues on the Island as well as several notable events, recently released his debut album, The Party Guest. Gallo is as passionate as they come. See for yourself why he has become such a popular figure among LI musicians. Opening the show are Chris Connolly, Quarter Horse and Butchers Blind. 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue $10. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6.Borgo PassThese guys know how to rock—and spread the New York sludge core. Borgo Pass, a metal band from Long Island, has garnered worldwide attention and has quickly amassed a devoted following. Their shows are powerful and relentless, and best of all, unpredictable. Inspired by ‘60s and ‘70s hard rock/metal, Borgo Pass has infused a more modern influence into its unique, one-of-a-kind style. Warming up the crowd are local hellraisers John  Wilkes Booth, .49 Grain, VonHell and The Hard Way. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $10, $12 DOS. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6.Lisa LampanelliThis is one comedian that doesn’t hold back. Lisa Lampanelli, aka “The Queen of Mean,” is not afraid to push a few buttons in her quest to insult anyone—especially celebrities—with a pulse. Seriously, no one is safe. Get ready for some cringe-inducing jokes, spiked with an extra shot of attitude and moxie. Lampanelli has performed at the top comedy clubs in the country and her comedy specials have aired on a number of cable TV networks, including HBO and Comedy Central. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $49.75-$63.25. 8 p.m. Feb. 6.Robin Zander BandThis dedicated band, fronted by Cheap Trick singer and rhythm guitar madman (yes) Robin Zander, lives and breathes rock. This merry band of music maniacs boast decades of individual experience, and have been friends for years, united in their love of delivering show-stopping rock and roll fury at each and every live gig they perform. These guys leave it all out on the stage and take no prisoners. Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. $50-$55. 8 p.m. Feb. 6.Scars on 45Scars on 45 is a English indie rock band who got a big break in the States when CSI: New York ran their song “Beauty’s Running Wild” and Grey’s Anatomy featured their tune “Heart on Fire.” But their first real break came years before that, when Danny Bemrose broke his foot playing soccer, ending his professional career prematurely, and compelling him to have a ball making music with his friend Stuart Nichols. Soon they were joined by David “Nova” Nowakowski on piano and keyboards. Then one day Nova was hanging out with his college classmate Aimee Driver, the story goes, when she suddenly chimed in on a Cure song from the kitchen where she was making tea. He convinced her to join the band so she could harmonize with Bemrose. It’s worked out well with their earnest artistry and pop purity reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac and Coldplay. The band got their name from reading an interview with Emmylou Harris, who said her dad used to scold her for listening to his record collection and “getting scars on his 45s.” These Brits have probably already logged more miles hitting the highways of America than many Americans alive today ever will! Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. $25. 8 p.m. Feb. 6.Black ViolinArmed with a viola and a violin, this South Florida twosome, Wilner “Wil-B” Baptiste and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester, take Bach’s “Brandenburg” uptown to meet the backbeat of the South Bronx. They freely blend the highbrow and the hoedown, with jazz, r&b and folk to boot. This dynamic duo has dazzled bigwigs at President Obama’s Inaugural Ball, bedazzled audiences on Broadway, where they had 16 sold-out shows last November at the New Victory Theater, and invigorated venues ranging from the Apollo in Harlem to the South by Southwest Festival in Austin. As Wil-B explains, “You’ve got the classic music and the hip-hop, the mother and the father, and they kind of run the thing!” Indeed they do. It’s an amazing running music machine that bridges genres and generations. Once they joined Alicia Keyes on the Billboard Awards show in 2005, they never looked back. As Kev explains, “It takes 10 years to become an overnight sensation!” Get strung out on Black Violin! Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. $25. 8 p.m. Feb. 6.Hops and PropsMore than 100 craft beers from the ever-growing number of microbreweries on Long Island, plus a selection of suds from around the world—all under the roof of the museum dedicated to the region’s rich history in flight. Come support your local brewers, one pint at a time! VIP hour starts an hour earlier than the event. Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City. $65-$95. 7 p.m. Feb. 7.Edgar WinterEdgar’s music encompasses many different genres, including rock, jazz, blues, and pop. From his critically acclaimed 1970 debut release, Entrance, he has demonstrated his unique style and ability to cross the genre lines and do the unexpected. With more than 20 albums and numerous collaborative efforts to his credit, Edgar Winter has not been satisfied to ride the wave of popular music stardom. He continues to thrill audiences with his live performances, always remaining on the cutting edge of music and style. The Suffolk Theatre, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. $50. 8 p.m. Feb. 7.The Yannis Pappas ShowThe hilarious young up-and-coming comic Yannis Pappas grew up in Brooklyn, went to high school in Manhattan and college in Washington, D.C. Perhaps best known for his work on VH1’s Best Week Ever and currently co-anchor of the satirical news show, Fusion Live, he’s also done standup, off-Broadway and Comedy Central. His collaborative videos with his pal Jesse Scaturro on Ditch Films is a YouTube sensation. Yes, he’s got the Greeks in his pocket—one of his best characters is Mr. Panos, a helluva Hellenic booster who owns the fictitious Baby Socrates Diner in Queens—but Pappas is hard to pigeon-hole. Another character he does is Maurica Rodriguez, a pre-op transsexual Puerto Rican from the Lower East Side looking for a husband from Westchester to help “her” complete herself. Race relations, sexual relationships, celebrity couplings, and economic uncouplings, all topics are fair game in the fertile imagination of Yannis Pappas. Genius! Charisma! That’s what we’re talking about! Featuring Mr. Panos and Maurica. Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. $30-$35. 7 p.m., 10 p.m. Feb. 7.Hannibal BurrisThis cool comedian from Chicago is also an actor, a writer, a musician and a magician, as well as the co-host, if you can call it that, on The Eric Andre Show, which occupies the deep end of Adult Swim. He’s riffed on The Late Show about flicking pickle juice from his fingers to flavor his ham sandwiches and recently he’s been jiving jocosely with the talented pair of funny women on Comedy Central’s Broad City. Burris has been seen on 30 Rock and in Zac Efron’s Neighbors. He’s totally wack. No lamb is not sacrificed, no goat escapes scalping, no ox goes ungored. And when Burris brought up the multiple sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby, this no-holds-barred, deceptively laid-back comic in glasses made national news as his routine went viral. What Burris does is always catching somebody off guard—and that’s a good thing. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $25-$35. 8 p.m., 10 p.m. Feb. 6.Monster JamGrave Digger, Carolina Crusher, El Toro Loco, Mohawk Warrio, Bounty Hunter, Iron Outlaw, Aftershock and Krazy Train are in town to crush as many cars as possible. Who will win the donut contest? Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. $15-$59.85. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7, 2 p.m. Feb. 8.Remembering Things PastAn opening reception for an exhibit that features foreign-born artists working in America, those featured in this magical exhibition all came to the States at different stages in their lives and incorporate past interests, memories, and experiences of their home country into their artwork. The variety of their forms and subject matter reflect the uniqueness of their experiences. Through March 29. Islip Art Museum, Brookwood Hall, 50 Irish Hall, East Islip. Free. 1 p.m. Feb. 8.Akiko KobayashiThis New York-born violinist is an enthusiastic solo and chamber music player, noted by the IBLA Grand Prize Competition for her “remarkably precise and honest playing, with no artificial effects” and The Boston Musical Intelligencer as “excellent…top-notch.” Bayard Cutting Arboretum, 440 Montauk Hway., Great River. $5. 2 p.m. Feb. 8.Harmony for HopeCurrent Affair and Play Back perform at this fundraiser for the AMT Children of Hope Foundation Baby Safe Haven charity, an extraordinary cause. Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh $45. 3 p.m. Feb. 8.African Diaspora: Music and Dance in the Old and New WorldsThe audience will experience West African drumming and dancing; South African choral music; concert music by African, Latin American and African-American composers; and Cubop (Cuban bebop) and Calypso dances for Big Band choreographed by Mickey Davidson. Highlights include performances by Hofstra student musicians and dancers; ensembles from Hempstead and Uniondale High Schools; and invited guest artists, including the internationally acclaimed Imani Winds, a woodwind quintet dedicated to bridging European, American, African and Latin American musical traditions. John Cranford Adams Playhouse, Hofstra University, Hempstead Tpke., Hempstead. $12. 5 p.m. Feb. 8.The Ken Kresge Jazz TrioMusic from Gershwin and Porter, Dave Brubeck and Miles Davis, to Broadway and beyond. Beautiful vocals and instrumentation all wrapped into one night of amazing music! Ken Kresge has performed for live audiences around the world and was a past winner of the Michelob Jazz Search. Not to be missed! John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. $45. 7 p.m. Feb. 8.Black Veil BridesInspired by ’80s glam hair metal bands Motley Crue and Kiss, Black Veil Brides are a makeup and glitter-filled tour de force. With rockin’ guitar licks and an arena-rock vibe, these cats won’t disappoint their huge and staunch fan base looking for retro-rock fun. With Memphis May Fire & Ghost Town. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $20-$45. 7:15 p.m. Feb. 8.Interplay Jazz OrchestraThis will be one special gig when the Interplay Jazz Orchestra celebrates the 40th birthday of their co-director Gary Henderson! They are the only local big band that plays all original compositions written by its members. A live performance is simply a must as the band weaves it magical chemistry to entertain audiences with swinging interludes. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. $10. 7 p.m. Feb. 8. Sunset BoulevardJoin Foster Hirsch–the “Dean of Film Noir”–for the 65th anniversary of the ultimate Hollywood Noir. Arguably the greatest movie about Hollywood, Billy Wilder’s masterpiece stars Gloria Swanson, William Holden and Erich Von Stroheim. Cinema Arts Cerntre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $10 members, $15 public. 7 p.m. Feb. 9.Local HAlternative rock duo Scott Lucas and Joe Daniels bring their guitar, drum, and vocalist-driven sound from their hometown in Zion, Illinois to Long Island. Fans will appreciate their always creative, always energetic live show the band keeps packed with audience participatory surprises. Will they rock out on classic crowd-pleaser “Eddie Vedder”? Only one way to find out! With opening acts The Glazzies and Nifty Breed. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $15, $17 DOS. 7 p.m. Feb. 10.Nigel BarkerThis accomplished fashion photographer (who looks like the model he once was) was blasted into pop culture infamy as a longtime panelist on Tyra Banks’ reality-competition show America’s Next Top Model and is now the host of the Oxygen network’s reality show The Face. Barker will be signing his newest book Models of Influence, which features 50 influential models spanning the past 75 years in stunning photography, with discussions on each model’s impact on the presiding culture of their era. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Price of book. 7 p.m. Feb. 11.Filth BombsCalling all punks! Calling all punks! Punk night is here to declare that “Punk is not dead!” Local three-piece punk outfit Filth Bombs headline this badass show that aims to revive what they call on Twitter “Long Island’s dying punk scene.” Will there be an endless barrage of power chords? Yes! Will there be anti-authoritative lyrics, anarchist rants, an endless supply of beer and jaded attendees wearing sleeveless Ramones T-shirts, Converse All Stars and bondage pants? Most likely. Will there be chaos, fury and unity among fellow punk rockers? Most definitely! With Nonsense and Bad Head. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $10, $12 DOS. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11.John PizziHilarity, magic and bizarre, talking wooden puppets combine in the comedic tour de force that is Pizzi, who’s been leaving audience members across the country in stitches with his knee-slapping brand of standup and ventriloquism. Armed with his jokes and a small army of characters, get ready for laughs that’ll continue long after this must-see appearance! John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. $45. 8 p.m. Feb. 11.—Compiled by Spencer Rumsey, Rashed Mian, Jaime Franchi, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana III.last_img read more

Byrne named Director of Cross-Country and Track and Field for Wisconsin

first_imgMick Byrne has been named Director of Cross-Country and Track and Field for Wisconsin’s newly-combined men’s and women’s program, UW Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez announced Thursday.Byrne, who has been the head men’s cross-country coach and assistant track coach at Wisconsin for the past five seasons, and who has led the men’s cross country team to five Big Ten championships – including the 2011 NCAA championship – will oversee what will become the seventh Big Ten Conference combined men’s and women’s cross country and track programs.“This is a special day for me,” Byrne said at a press conference Thursday. “I came to Wisconsin five years ago and fell in love with everything this university and this athletic program had to offer. To have the opportunity to lead not only our men’s distance runners, but our entire track and field programs is truly a dream come true for me.”Byrne takes over for longtime men’s track and field head coach, Ed Nuttycombe, who made his retirement official on Thursday. Nuttycombe led the Badgers to 26 Big Ten titles and the indoor national championship in 2007 during his tenure in Madison.“I couldn’t think of anyone better equipped to move our track and cross-country programs forward than Mick,” Nuttycombe said. “I know the Badgers are in good hands.”For Alvarez, the decision to name Byrne as Nuttycombe’s successor was a no-brainer.“It was not a very hard choice,” Alvarez said. “I think everybody realized the ability and the success that Mick had, and I couldn’t be more pleased that he accepted the position of director of cross-country and track of our entire track program.”Byrne, recipient of 32 conference coach of the year honors in cross country, including 22 straight awards between his time at Iona College and his five seasons at UW, was also honored as 2011 National Coach of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.“I’m here because I love the challenge,” Byrne said. “I learned so much from [Nuttycombe] in my time here, and we’re going to give it everything we have to continue the tradition of winning that he’s established over the last 30 years.”last_img read more