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Thursday, August 31, 2017

New SM-6 intercepts ballistic missile target at sea



Test of enhanced software succeeds against sophisticated medium-range ballistic missile

PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY, HawaiiAug. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A Raytheon (NYSE: RTN)-built Standard Missile-6 intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile target at sea in its final seconds of flight, after being fired from the USS John Paul Jones.
A medium-range ballistic missile target is launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii, during Flight Test Standard Missile-27 Event 2 (FTM-27 E2) on Aug. 29 (HST). The target was successfully intercepted by SM-6 missiles fired from the USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53).
The SM-6 missile can perform anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare and – now – even more advanced ballistic missile defense at sea.
"Earlier this year, our customer requested an enhanced capability to deal with a sophisticated medium-range ballistic missile threat," said Mike Campisi, Raytheon's SM-6 senior program director. "We did all this – the analysis, coding and testing – in seven months; a process that normally takes one to two years."
This was the third time that the SM-6 missile successfully engaged a ballistic missile target in its terminal phase. It was first tested in a successful flight test mission in August 2015, and then again in late 2016.
Deployed on U.S. Navy ships, SM-6 delivers a proven over-the-horizon offensive and defensive capability by leveraging the time-tested Standard Missile airframe and propulsion system. It's the only missile that supports anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare and sea-based terminal ballistic missile defense in one solution—and it's enabling the U.S. and its allies to cost-effectively increase the offensive might of surface forces. Raytheon has delivered more than 330 SM-6 missiles with continuing production.
The U.S. Department of Defense has approved the sale of SM-6 to several allied nations.
About Raytheon
Raytheon Company, with 2016 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 95 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Follow us on Twitterwww.raytheon.com

Latest Aegis Combat System is Successful Against Medium Range Ballistic Missiles

Latest Aegis Combat System is Successful Against Medium Range Ballistic Missiles: The USS JOHN PAUL JONES, supported by the U.S. Navy, Missile Defense Agency and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), successfully fired two Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) Dual I missiles against a medium-range...

IBM Launches Watson Media at the 2017 US Open Tennis Championships

Flushing, N.Y - 30 Aug 2017: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it is launching IBM Watson Media, a new suite of AI-powered solutions on the IBM Cloud that analyze images, video, language, sentiment and tone, at the US Open. By combining IBM Watson with IBM’s video capabilities, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) will be able to rapidly share highlight videos of more matches while engaging and informing fans more than ever before.

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BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY AWARDED SECOND MAJOR CONTRACT FOR ENI EAST AFRICA’S CORAL SOUTH FLNG

BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY AWARDED SECOND MAJOR CONTRACT FOR ENI EAST AFRICA’S CORAL SOUTH FLNG

·         Rotating equipment including aeroderivative gas turbines for power and gas refrigeration process of the new Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility, the first-ever built in Africa, for Africa
·         This is the second major contract award for Coral South FLNG project, with BHGE also providing leading subsea technologies and services for the development of Rovuma basin Area 4 gas resources
·         BHGE will also supply Boil-Off Gas (BOG) and booster compressors capable of operating at -180° C to re-liquefy excessive BOG evaporating out of the LNG storage tanks.

LONDON & HOUSTON— 30 August, 2017: Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE: BHGE) has announced a second major contract for Eni East Africa’s (EEA) Coral South FLNG development, offshore Mozambique, underlining the company’s position as the world’s first and only integrated fullstream provider of products, services and digital solutions that maximize productivity, efficiency and cost reduction.
The contract was awarded in 2Q this year by a joint venture formed by TechnipFMC and JGC Corporation, the lead partner in a consortium that will provide engineering, procurement, construction, installation, commissioning and start-up (EPCIC) of Coral South’s FLNG facility.
The second contract - which was awarded through the former GE Oil & Gas business - will allow BHGE to provide rotating equipment for the power and gas refrigeration process of the new FLNG facility. The order consists of four Turbo-compression trains for mix refrigeration services, using the company’s aeroderivative gas turbine (model PGT25+G4) technology and driving its centrifugal compressors. In addition, the company will provide four Turbo-generation units, also driven by aeroderivative gas turbines (model PGT25+G4).
The components of the turbo compressor trains and turbo-generation units will be manufactured at BHGE Nuovo Pignone facility in Florence, Italy, where the train will be assembled and tested in the Massa facility.
Demonstrating the benefits for customers of BHGE’s access to the GE Store – where the company can draw on technologies (such as the gas turbines derived from the Aviation business) and expertise from multiple industries – the Turbo-generation units will be equipped with electric generators provided by the GE Power Conversion business.
A third contract was also awarded to BHGE after the closing of the integration between GE Oil & Gas and Baker Hughes last July and it includes the supply of Boil-Off Gas (BOG) and booster compressors capable of operating at -180° C to re-liquefy excessive BOG evaporating out of the LNG storage tanks. In particular, BHGE boil-off gas compressor draws on extensive in-field experience and has been validated through a dedicated experimental campaign of detailed analysis and testing.
“Coral South LNG is an enormously important development for Mozambique and the region – the first new-built FLNG facility to be installed in Africa and one of only a small number in the world today,” said Rod Christie, President and CEO, Turbomachinery & Process Solutions, BHGE. “These awards further underline BHGE’s position as a fullstream provider of smart, cost-effective advanced technology and solutions to drive reliability, flexibility, efficiency and productivity for major energy developments, while building on our relationships with oil and gas operators and our technical expertise that has been a true differentiator in this project.”
The contracts won by BHGE follow an earlier award in June this year for the supply of seven xmas trees, three 2-slot manifolds with integrated distribution units, MB rigid jumpers, seven subsea wellheads with spare components, a complete topside control system to be installed on the Coral South FLNG facility, and associated Services equipment and support including IWOCS and Landing Strings, tools, spares and technical assistance for installation, commissioning and start-up.
BHGE announced on July 3rd the completion of the transaction combining GE’s oil and gas business with Baker Hughes. The new company is the first and only to bring together industry-leading equipment, services and digital solutions across the entire spectrum of oil and gas development.
The Coral South FLNG project, the first phase of EEA’s wider plan of development for the world-class gas discoveries made in the Rovuma Basin Area 4, will see the installation of an FLNG facility with a capacity of around 3.4 MTPA, fed by six subsea wells and expected to produce around 5 TCF of gas during its 25 years of production, with an anticipated start-up in mid-2022. The first ever offshore project to start producing gas in Mozambique, it will provide significant local economic benefits through job creation and support the region’s future energy needs.
EEA is the operator of Area 4, and holds 70% participation interest in the Area 4 Concession. Eni (71.43%) and CNPC (28.57%) are shareholders of EEA.

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About Baker Hughes, a GE company
Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE: BHGE) is the world’s first and only fullstream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. We deploy minds and machines to enhance customer productivity, safety and environmental stewardship, while minimizing costs and risks at every step of the energy value chain. With operations in over 120 countries, we infuse over a century of experience with the spirit of a startup – inventing smarter ways to bring energy to the world.
Visit us at BHGE.com.

Fully Outfitted Gulfstream G600 Test Aircraft Completes First Flight

Fully Outfitted Gulfstream G600 Test Aircraft Completes First Flight: SAVANNAH, Georgia — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced that the final aircraft in the Gulfstream G600 flight-test program has flown for the first time.

General Dynamics Awarded Hydra-70 Rocket Program Contract

General Dynamics Awarded Hydra-70 Rocket Program Contract: ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was recently awarded a $60 million contract modification by the U.S.

General Dynamics Awarded $105 Million CAC2S Full-Rate Production Contract by U.S. Marine Corps

General Dynamics Awarded $105 Million CAC2S Full-Rate Production Contract by U.S. Marine Corps: SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The U.S. Marine Corps awarded General Dynamics Mission Systems a full-rate production contract worth approximately $105 million over four years for the Common Aviation Command and Control System (CAC2S) program.

Cisco Announces September 2017 Events with the Financial Community


SAN JOSE, Calif, --- August 30, 2017 --- Cisco today announced that it will participate in the following conferences with the financial community during the month of September.  Sessions which offer a webcast can be accessed via Cisco’s Investor Relations website at investor.cisco.com

Citi 2017 Global Technology Conference
September 7, 2017
5:00 a.m. PT / 8:00 a.m. ET
New York, NY
Sachin Gupta, VP, Product Management, Enterprise Networking
UBS Best of Americas 2017
September 7, 2017
Onsite 1x1 meetings only
London, UK
Edwin Paalvast, SVP, EMEA
Deutsche Bank 2017 Technology Conference
September 12, 2017
9:40 a.m. PT / 12:40 p.m. ET
Las Vegas, NV
David Goeckeler, Executive VP and General Manager, Networking and Security Business
JP Morgan All Stars Conference
September 19, 2017
Onsite 1x1 meetings only
London, UK
Edwin Paalvast, SVP, EMEA

About Cisco
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide technology leader that has been making the Internet work since 1984. Our people, products, and partners help society securely connect and seize tomorrow's digital opportunity today. Discover more at thenetwork.cisco.com and follow us on Twitter at @Cisco.
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AerData STREAM and Transition Services Chosen by Monarch for Transition of Leased Aircraft

AMSTERDAM, Aug. 30, 2017 – Boeing [NYSE: BA], through its subsidiary AerData, today announced that Monarch has chosen AerData Secure Technical Records for Electronic Asset Management (STREAM) and transition services for its fleet of 36 Airbus A320s in readiness for lease transition. 
“We are pleased to have signed up to STREAM,” said Nils Christy, Monarch Chief Operating Officer. “As we look ahead to our first Boeing 737 MAX 8 arriving next year it is very important to have a seamless transition. This service will be a great asset in the countdown to delivery and the move to the new Boeing fleet.”
STREAM allows for smooth and efficient transition of aircraft and easy remarketing by airlines, lessors and MROs. A secure and web-enabled system, STREAM allows for the management of records relating to the entire history of aircraft and associated assets, and it is proven to save cost over the life of an aircraft and during redelivery.
“AerData is thrilled to expand our partnership with Monarch, supporting their end-of-lease program through STREAM and the expertise of our technical services team,” said Matt Bull, AerData Chief Executive Officer. “The combination of the professional Monarch team, innovative AerData software and our talented services team will ensure smooth and efficient fleet transition.”
About AerData
AerData, a Boeing Company, provides lease management, records management, engine fleet planning and audit and inspection software as well as technical and back office services for aircraft and engine operators, lessors and MROs. AerData is part of the Digital Aviation and Analytics business unit within Boeing Global Services.
Boeing Global Services, headquartered in the Dallas area, was formed by integrating the services capabilities of the government, space and commercial sectors into a single, customer-focused business. Operating as a third business unit of Boeing, Global Services provides agile, cost-competitive services to commercial and government customers worldwide.
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The Importance of Political Philosophy

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Lawrence Police Officer Agrees to Plead Guilty to Attempted Extortion Charges

Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Lawrence Police Officer Agrees to Plead Guilty to Attempted Extortion Charges

Boston – A 16-year veteran officer of the Lawrence Police Department agreed to plead guilty today in connection with attempting to use his position as a police officer to extort cocaine from a drug trafficker.

John R. Desantis Jr., 45, of Methuen, agreed to plead guilty today to one count of extortion and attempted extortion under color of official right and through the use of threatened force and fear. U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV deferred acceptance of the plea until the sentencing hearing, which is scheduled for Nov. 17, 2017.

Desantis had been purchasing small amounts of cocaine once or twice a week from a drug trafficker for 10-12 months without identifying himself as a police officer. On May 16, 2016, during a drug transaction at his home, Desantis displayed his gun and badge, seized the cocaine and threatened to arrest the drug trafficker if he did not continue to supply him with drugs. Desantis thereafter continued to communicate with the drug trafficker through text messages, telling him, “you will not be arrested at all if you do as I tell you to.”

The charging statute provides a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. If the court accepts the plea, Desantis will be sentenced to no less than 12 months and no greater than 18 months in prison. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb; Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; and Lawrence Police Chief James X. Fitzpatrick made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kristina Barclay of Weinreb’s Public Corruption Unit is prosecuting the case.

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Gorka speaks out about treatment of 'MAGA people' in the WH





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Lahren: Public has right to know what's in Clinton's emails





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Steyn: Wasserman Schultz scandal is Russia and no one cares





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Ingraham: Antifa violence ignored, they're felons





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Trump supporter recounts beating by Antifa group



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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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US building up defenses in Pacific to counter North Korea



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Media outlets slam Trump over Texas visit



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Trump responded well to Hurricane Harvey, says Karl Rove



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Buffett: Market not in a bubble situation like in 2008





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Lockheed Martin Delivers 100,000th Paveway™ II Plus Laser Guided Bomb

Lockheed Martin Delivers 100,000th Paveway™ II Plus Laser Guided Bomb: Archbald, Pa., Aug. 29, 2017 – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) reached a significant program milestone by delivering its 100,000th Paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) in support of enhancing...

Syniverse Adopts VMware on IBM Cloud to Meet Customers Mobile Service Needs

Syniverse Adopts VMware on IBM Cloud to Meet Customers Mobile Service Needs

Global technology provider manages up to four billion transactions per day using a hybrid cloud environment
ARMONK, NY - 29 Aug 2017: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Syniverse, a global connectivity enabler, has adopted IBM Cloud to expand its flexibility and capacity in serving rapidly changing mobile service needs for its customers.
Usage of popular Syniverse services, such as its Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS), can vary significantly based on seasonal trends. This fluctuation may cause sudden and severe demands on technology resources. For example, Syniverse has consistently seen a steep rise in MMS use during holidays, when many mobile users share photos and graphics. From 2014 to 2016, the compound annual growth rate for the volume of MMS messages per second that Syniverse handled increased 57 percent for Halloween, 34 percent for Thanksgiving, 30 percent for Christmas and 53 percent for New Year’s Eve.
To help manage seasonal spikes in traffic, Syniverse operates a hybrid cloud environment that uses VMware solutions on the IBM Cloud. This enables Syniverse to quickly scale up their existing VMware environments and connect to IBM’s global cloud infrastructure. IBM Cloud also provides the ideal environment for testing and integrating new services so that Syniverse can better meet evolving customer needs without having to create test environments.
"This collaboration with Syniverse is a prime example of the benefits our clients can gain by tapping into the IBM Cloud for its global reach and scale," said Zane Adam, Vice President of Private Cloud, IBM. "IBM Cloud also provides the ideal environment for testing and integrating new services so that Syniverse can better meet evolving customer needs."
“The volume of overall transactions we process –now up to four billion per day –makes it vital that we remain prepared to handle spikes in traffic that occur on holidays and other special times of the year. MMS is just one example of an area that benefits from VMware solutions leveraged through our new hybrid cloud-based platform,” said Chris Rivera, chief technology officer, Syniverse. “We’re able to strengthen our overall customer-service approach thanks to the efficiency and flexibility of the IBM Cloud.”
With $15.1B in cloud revenue over the last 12 months, IBM is the global leader in enterprise cloud with a platform designed to meet the evolving needs of business and society. Moving past productivity and cost improvements, the IBM Cloud is tuned for the cognitive and data demands that are driving true differentiation in today's enterprise. IBM's private, public and hybrid offerings provide the global scale businesses need to support innovation across industries, while its nearly 60 Cloud Data Centers across 19 countries help clients meet their expanding data locality requirements.
To learn more about IBM Cloud, visit https://www.ibm.com/cloud-computing/.
To learn more about Syniverse, visit https://www.syniverse.com.
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Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) Refinery Uses GE’s Mobile Water Solutions

Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) Refinery Uses GE’s Mobile Water Solutions

  • Bapco Utilizing 13 GE Mobile Water Units for Desalination
  • Seawater Turned into High-Quality Source Water for Refinery
  • GE’s Innovative Solution Eliminates Bapco Transporting Water to Refinery by Tanker Trucks
TREVOSE, PA.—August 29, 2017—According to the World Resources Institute[1], Bahrain is one of the most water-stressed countries in the world and will continue to be through at least 2040. To save as much water as possible in the production of oil and eliminate the need to deliver water via tanker truck, the Bahrain Petroleum Company B.S.C. (Bapco) is using GE's advanced mobile water technology to convert seawater into usable, highly pure source water at the Awali refinery.

Bapco refines more than 260,000 barrels per day of crude oil. Its oil is exported throughout the Middle East, India, the Far East, Southeast Asia and Africa. Using GE Water & Process Technologies’ mobile water technology gives Bapco a cost-effective solution for on-site desalination.

“GE’s mobile water solutions enabled Bapco to convert seawater into high-purity boiler feedwater for refinery use," said Yousif Ahmed, acting manager, power and utilities, Bapco. “Availing mobile water solutions ensure a continual water supply instead of relying on tank truck deliveries.”

Previously, the limited in-house distillate water production from the desalination units prompted Bapco to import water using tank trucks to fill up the shortage. This mode of delivery would cause gridlock on refinery roads, and there were associated risks involved in having unusual numbers of tankers inside the refinery operating area.

For the project, GE Water & Process Technologies provided Bapco a turnkey operations and maintenance solution with a total of 13 mobile water units including six mobile seawater multimedia filter containers, five mobile seawater reverse osmosis containers, two mobile brackish water reverse osmosis containers and four diesel-operated electrical generators. GE also supplied all mobile pumping skids, tanks and interconnecting piping and cabling. The mobile water fleet started its operation in May 2017 and will continue to produce Bapco’s desalinated water requirements for one year.

“For the Bapco refinery, GE’s mobile water technology produces 136 m3/h of water, which meets the refinery’s high-quality standards," said Kevin Cassidy, global leader, engineered systems—GE Water & Process Technologies. “Our mobile solutions allow Bapco to desalinate the water on-site and immediately use it for oil refining.”

About Water & Process Technologies

With operations in 130 countries and employing over 7,500 people worldwide, GE Water & Process Technologies applies its innovations, expertise and global capabilities to solve customers’ toughest water and process challenges. It offers a comprehensive set of chemical and equipment solutions, as well as predictive analytics, to enhance water, wastewater and process productivity. Water & Process Technologies strives to enable customers to meet increasing demands for clean water, overcome scarcity challenges, strengthen environmental stewardship and comply with regulatory requirements.

About GE

GE (NYSE: GE) is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge, the "GE Store," through which each business shares and accesses the same technology, markets, structure and intellect. Each invention further fuels innovation and application across our industrial sectors. With people, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for customers by speaking the language of industry. www.ge.com

GE to Provide Maintenance Services to TMS Cardiff Gas’ LNG Fleet

GE to Provide Maintenance Services to TMS Cardiff Gas’ LNG Fleet

  • The Service Agreement Will See Two Companies Partnering for the Next 10 Years
  • GE Will Provide Parts and Software Upgrade to TMS’s LNG Fleet
PARIS—August 29, 2017—Recently, GE’s Marine Solutions (NYSE: GE) and TMS CARDIFF GAS Ltd. (TMS) have signed a service agreement that will see GE undertaking the support and maintenance of four TMS LNG vessels—Corcovado, Kita, Palu and Yari—for the next 10 years.

GE will provide maintenance services to TMS fleet’s electric propulsion system, including providing parts to the propulsion motors, medium-voltage drives, generators and switchboard. It will also upgrade the vessels’ propulsion automation systems to enhance their remote and diagnostic capabilities.

In the liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier market, vessel availability and reliability are of paramount importance. Long-term service agreements coupled with the latest remote and diagnostic capabilities are key to optimizing vessel performances.

“Our vision is to be one of the world’s leading LNG and LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) operators with the highest standards of excellence in terms of performance, reliability and safety,” said Alexandros Politis-Kalenteris, deputy chief operating officer, TMS. “The maintenance and upgrade services of such sophisticated equipment are technically challenging and require a professional and capable partner to ensure the vessels’ operability. Through our partnership with GE for the next decade, we are confident that our fleet will continue to be a premium choice of our customers for their cargo needs.”

“We relentlessly work closely with customers to provide the right technology, digital solutions and long-term services to ensure their performances to meet today’s competitive standards. We are experts at managing projects with complexity. We thank TMS for their trust, and we will continue to provide TMS with operating advantages over the lifetime of their LNG vessels,” said Tim Schweikert, president & CEO, GE’s Marine Solutions.

The four vessels are equipped with electric propulsion system provided by GE. The technology is one of the cleanest propulsions for LNG vessels. The service agreement will also provide training for personnel operating its equipment.

Moreover, the TMS’ fleet will be installed with a Visor* remote monitoring system, which can provide operators with vessel health status and help identify potential issues that will affect the ability to provide the diagnostic service. This digital software is fundamental to assist GE’s field service engineers to quickly assess the potential root cause of the failure and recovery paths options to execute fast and effective service during unplanned downtime.

About GE

GE (NYSE: GE) is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge, the "GE Store," through which each business shares and accesses the same technology, markets, structure and intellect. Each invention further fuels innovation and application across our industrial sectors. With people, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for customers by speaking the language of industry. To learn more, please visit www.ge.com.

About GE’s Marine Solutions

GE's Marine Solutions is dedicated to power and propulsion systems for customers in the workboat, merchant, offshore and naval industries. Through smart engineering coupled with software analytics, we provide customers with data-driven efficiency. Connecting the physical and digital worlds, GE helps power, propel, position and predict the marine industry for operational excellence. www.gemarinesolutions.com

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