7,000 army soldiers deployed to fight floods in east China
Over 7,000 army soldiers have been deployed to the eastern part of China for flood control and emergency rescue operations, according to the Chinese military.
Among them, over 3,800 soldiers were sent to Jiujiang City and Poyang County in Jiangxi Province, where they were tasked with patrolling, reinforcing embankments and transferring residents affected by floods, among others.
In the flood-stricken Tongling City in Anhui Province, over 1,000 army soldiers have been working around the clock to strengthen dikes and help evacuate affected residents to safety.
HE Moeng Samphan Presides Over a Disaster Relief Exercise
His Excellency General Stringent Samphan, Secretary of State for the Ministry of Defense and Chairman of the Committee of Disaster Relief Ministry of Defense, chaired a meeting for the preparation of the three professional forces, as well as preparation of equipment, materials and other means, that the Ministry of Defense has in a joint disaster relief exercise with the participation of the military’s of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.
In the meeting, there were also invitations from the specialised units of the Army, Navy, Logistics, Financial Assurance and other specialised units, including: 70th Brigade 911 paratroopers, military police and the 99th Transport Brigade.
HE stringent Samphan has urged all organisations involved, that these preparation forces are readily equipped with: Helicopters, ships, trucks, ambulances and other means to operate the aid. Save the people in time and ensure the safety of life as well as property of the people when disaster strikes during the rainy season this year.
ST Engineering and IAI Set Up JV to Market Advanced Naval Missile Systems
Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) today announced that it’s land systems arm has signed an agreement with Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd (IAI) to set up a joint venture company (JV) in Singapore. ST Engineering and IAI shall each hold a 50% share of the JV.
The JV, named Proteus Advanced Systems Pte Ltd, will leverage the strengths and track record of its parent companies to market and sell advanced naval missile systems, including a next-generation anti-ship missile system.
The setup of this JV is not expected to have any material impact on the consolidated net tangible assets per share and earnings per share of ST Engineering for the current financial year.
Northrop Grumman Appoints Christine Zeitz General Manager, Asia Pacific Region
CANBERRA, Australia – July 17, 2020 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has appointed Christine Zeitz general manager for the Asia Pacific region, responsible for all aspects of program performance and strategic growth in Australia, Japan and South Korea.
Zeitz will report to Mary Petryszyn, corporate vice president and president, Defense Systems sector; and will partner with Northrop Grumman’s chief executives in the Asia Pacific region. Zeitz will be based in Canberra, Australia.
“I look forward to Christine leading our continued growth across the Asia Pacific region to ensure we are well-positioned to support our customers,” said Petryszyn.
As a global aerospace and defense company, Northrop Grumman has a well-established presence with a network of offices and local operations across the Asia Pacific region. The company serves as a lead systems integrator, in addition to providing maintenance and logistics support, and delivering advanced systems like the MQ-4C Triton, RQ-4 Global Hawk and E-2D Advanced Hawkeye.
Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, Zeitz served as chief executive officer of Leidos Australia, responsible for strategic growth in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. Prior to that, she served as president of BAE Systems North-East Asia region.
Northrop Grumman solves the toughest problems in space, aeronautics, defense and cyberspace to meet the ever-evolving needs of our customers worldwide. Our 90,000 employees define possible every day using science, technology and engineering to create and deliver advanced systems, products and services.