stand up an Asset Project Office to
begin to transition the aircraft into
operational service and determine
their full capabilities. The Coast
Guard will use this information to
re-evaluate the aviation fleet to determine the proper mix and most effective lay down of Maritime Patrol
Aircraft to support Coast Guard missions, according to the service.
■ Textron is purchasing Beechcraft
for $1.4 billion in an acquisition expected to be completed by midyear.
Beechcraft, until recently known as
Hawker Beechcraft, builds the T- 6
Texan II training aircraft for the Navy
and Air Force, and the various versions of the twin-engine C- 12 light
transport and surveillance aircraft.
■ Huntington Ingalls Industries
has acquired S.M. Stoller Corp., a
provider of nuclear, environmental
and technical consulting and engineering services. Stoller will operate
under the Newport News Shipbuilding division.
■ Tognum AG, a joint venture of
Rolls-Royce and Daimler based in
Friedrichshafen, Germany, has been
renamed Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG. Tognum’s operation in the
United States, based in Detroit, has
been renamed MTU America.
■ Boeing Co. has made a number of
executive changes. Dennis A. Mui-lenburg, formerly executive vice president of Boeing and president and
chief executive officer of Boeing Defense, Space & Security, was promoted to Boeing’s vice chairman, president and chief operating officer. He is
being succeeded at the defense sector
by Christopher M. Chadwick, president of Boeing Military Aircraft. He
will be succeeded at Boeing Military
Aircraft by Shelley K. Lavender, formerly vice president and general
manager of Integrated Logistics for
the Global Services & Support business of the defense sector.
■ Gerald “Gerry” Demuro has been
selected as president and chief executive officer of BAE Systems Inc.,
the U.S. division of BAE Systems.
Demuro recently served as head of
General Dynamics’ Information
Systems and Technology Group.
■ Allan McArtor, chairman of Airbus Americas, has been selected to
become chairman and chief executive of Airbus Group Inc. (formerly
EADS North America, the U.S. business unit of Airbus). McArtor succeeds Sean O’Keefe, a former acting
secretary of the Navy.
■ Duane Fotheringham has been
selected to succeed Christopher von
Alt as president of Hydroid Inc., a
Pocasset, Mass., subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime and a builder of
autonomous underwater vehicles.
Fotheringham has been elevated
from his position as vice president of
operations. Von Alt will retain his
position as chairman of the board.
■ Retired ADM Robert J. Natter,
the first commander of U.S. Fleet
Forces Command, has been named
to the Board of Regents and as a
Senior Fellow for the Potomac
Institute, a think tank in Arlington,
Va. Natter is president of R.J.
Natter & Associates, a defense and
corporate strategy consulting firm.
■ Retired ADM Kirkland H. Donald
has assumed the office of president
and chief executive officer of
Systems Planning and Analysis Inc.
(SPA), a defense, homeland security
and energy decision-support firm in
Alexandria, Va. Donald, a former
director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion,
and former commander, Submarine
Forces, has served as SPA’s executive
■ Retired Navy CAPT Dave Grundies has been named president and
chief executive officer of GET
Engineering in San Diego. Grundies
is the immediate past president of the
Navy League’s San Diego Council.
■ The ninth San Antonio-class
amphibious platform dock ship
Somerset will be commissioned on
March 1 at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia. Somerset commemorates
the passengers and crew of United
Airlines Flight 93 who lost their lives
in Somerset County, Pa., while foiling hijackers’ attempts to crash the
aircraft into a target in Washington
during the 9/11 attacks.
■ The Perry-class frigate USS
Nicholas is scheduled for decommissioning by March 14 after 30
years of service. Nicholas is based
at Naval Station Norfolk, Va.
■ The Perry-class frigate USS Robert
G. Bradley will be decommissioned
by March 28 after more than 29 years
of service. The frigate is homeported
at Naval Station Mayport, Fla. ■
Reporting by Seapower Correspondent
Megan Scully. Managing Editor Richard R.
Burgess, Associate Editor John C. Marcario, Special Correspondent Otto Kreisher
and Sara Fuentes, Navy League staff vice
president, Government Ops & Administration, contributed to this report.
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The “X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration
(UCAS-D)” entry in the Navy C4ISR and Unmanned Systems section of the January Almanac edition should have stated that the X-
47B made the first carrier arrested landing of a U.S.-manufactured
unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The first UAVs to operate off an
American carrier deck were Israeli Mastiff UAVS, which conducted
takeoffs and arrested landings aboard USS Guam in 1984.