SMM Direct: Haux-Life-Support Gains GL Certification for Diving Simulator

first_img View post tag: Simulator SMM Direct: Haux-Life-Support Gains GL Certification for Diving Simulator Back to overview,Home naval-today SMM Direct: Haux-Life-Support Gains GL Certification for Diving Simulator View post tag: Diving View post tag: certification View post tag: GL Manufacturer Haux-Life-Support GmbH has gained GL certification for their Diving Simulator for the Royal Swedish Navy. The simulation system has been certified according to the GL Rules for Underwater Technology – Diving Systems and Diving Simulators. Harald Pauli and Dirk Pohlmann from GL’s Department for Pressure Vessels & Underwater Technology presented the certificate to Torsten Haux from Haux-Life-Support at SMM yesterday.Haux-Life-Support is a manufacturer of hyperbaric medical and diving technology as well as hyperbaric construction chambers for tunnel technology based in Karlsbad, Germany. The Diving Simulator System “Haux-Hydra 160” is positioned in a new building for the Swedish Armed Forces Diving and Naval Medicine Centre (FM DNC) in Karlskrona, Sweden.The system enables wet and dry diving, saturation diving, controls and supervision, data handling and processing as well as training procedures.It consists of one Diving Chamber (wet chamber) and one Living Chamber (dry chamber for treatment). Each chamber has a maximum operating pressure of 16 bar; this is equal to 160 meter sea water depth. Further subsystems include breathing gas supply, main and emergency electrical supply, fire fighting system, communication system, control station, chamber monitoring system and others. The Diving Simulator can be used for the performance of dives and tests for civil and military purposes as well as treatments for divers. The facility will be available 24 hours a day and be up-to-date with international achievements of hyperbaric (medical and diving) safety technology.This diving simulator is the about 10th diving simulator with GL certification worldwide.[mappress]Press Release, Septembar 6, 2012 View post tag: Haux-Life-Supportcenter_img View post tag: Sweden View post tag: europe View post tag: News by topic Share this article September 6, 2012 View post tag: Gainslast_img read more

New Zealand Naval Vessel to Visit a US Port after Over 30 Years

first_img View post tag: 30% View post tag: Zealand October 31, 2013 View post tag: Visit View post tag: Defense New Zealand Naval Vessel to Visit a US Port after Over 30 Years View post tag: Defence The United States and New Zealand announced on Monday a resumption of military-to-military contacts as part of expanded defense cooperation that will see the first visit by a New Zealand naval vessel to an American port in more than three decades.The announcement followed a meeting at the Pentagon between Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and his New Zealand counterpart, Jonathan Coleman.Hagel told reporters significant progress had been made in the defense relationship since both countries signed a declaration last year setting out expanded cooperation. The enhanced ties will include the first joint defense policy talks in almost 30 years. “We look forward to continuing to deepen our defense cooperation in the future,” Hagel said during a Pentagon news conference, with Coleman alongside. “Near-term steps include military-to-military talks next month in Honolulu, New Zealand’s deployment of a frigate to the multinational antipiracy coalition in the Gulf of Aden, and the United States’ upcoming participation in what will be New Zealand’s largest ever multinational and interagency exercise.”In a gradual easing of a policy that had been in place since 1984, Hagel authorized the New Zealand navy to dock at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during next year’s RIMPAC military exercises. “This will be the first time a New Zealand navy ship will have visited Pearl Harbor in more than 30 years,” Hagel said, calling it “another act in strengthening our relationship and the rebalance to the Pacific.”The policy restricting visits by New Zealand warships to American ports has been in place since 1984 when the ANZUS Treaty between the United States, Australia and New Zealand was partially suspended because of New Zealand’s opposition to nuclear armed or powered U.S. warships visiting its ports. During a visit to New Zealand last year, then-Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta announced an easing of restrictions on visits by New Zealand naval vessels to Defense Department and Coast Guard facilities on a case-by-case basis.Coleman told reporters New Zealand is looking for areas where it can expand defense cooperation with the United States. “We’ve made great strides in the defense relationship over the last two years,” he said, adding appreciation for the lifting of restrictions on New Zealand ships docking in U.S. ports. New Zealand’s defense minister also said he is pleased to see the resumption of military-to-military talks after a 30-year break.During the news conference, Hagel also said he expects the ongoing budget sequester, which he said will reduce Pentagon spending by more than $50 billion if it continues next year, to have an impact on the military’s pivot toward the Asia-Pacific region. “Continued sequestration cuts will affect all of our plans in all areas,” he said, but he stressed that the rebalance to the region remains a priority.[mappress]Press Release, October 31, 2013; Image: US DoD View post tag: Naval View post tag: port View post tag: New View post tag: News by topic Authorities Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today New Zealand Naval Vessel to Visit a US Port after Over 30 Years View post tag: usa View post tag: years View post tag: Navy View post tag: vessellast_img read more