Jungly Sea Kings Join FS Charles de Gaulle amid Anglo-French Exercise

first_img View post tag: Anglo-French View post tag: Kings Training & Education November 2, 2012 View post tag: sea View post tag: de View post tag: Naval View post tag: Gaulle View post tag: News by topic View post tag: FS Jungly Sea Kings Join FS Charles de Gaulle amid Anglo-French Exercise View post tag: Charles View post tag: Navy View post tag: join Back to overview,Home naval-today Jungly Sea Kings Join FS Charles de Gaulle amid Anglo-French Exercise View post tag: Jungly View post tag: Exercise Jungly Sea Kings of the Commando Helicopter Force were given a glimpse of traditional style aircraft carrier operations when they joined France’s flagship.The green helicopters, used to carry Royal Marines and their kit into battle, flew on to FS Charles de Gaulle in the Med in the middle of a major Anglo-French exercise.The two joined forces as Britain’s Response Force Task Group linked up with the Charles de Gaulle battlegroup in the Med for Corsican Lion.The two-week exercise drew to a close at the weekend watched by the defence secretaries of Britain and France; before they visited British and French marines and their kit had been put ashore on Corsica’s east shore – renamed the fictional Barbary Coast for the exercise.The amphibious ships in the Anglo-French task force (HMS Bulwark, Illustrious, RFA Mounts Bay, FS Mistral) delivered the troops and kit to their destination by landing craft and Jungly helicopters, with the de Gaulle providing fast jet air power courtesy of her Super Étendards and Rafales.As part of all that interopérabilité, some of the CHF Sea Kings dropped in on the French porte-avions.“It’s an awesome-sized ship – it’s like a small airfield at sea.“Flying on to her between the waves of fixed wing taking off and landing is pretty tight, an insight into our future carrier operations,” said Sea King pilot Lt Will Orme, the first Junglie to land on France’s flagship.Although the main training objective was to prove that the two countries could work side-by-side, it also offered the chance to integrate each others equipment and communications as Britain and France look to forge a Combined Joint Expeditionary Force, ready to respond to global events at short notice, by the middle of the decade.“Trooping drills with the French Marines are the same as with our Royal Marines,” said Cpl Mark Haffenden RM, a Junglie aircrewman.“They have some different ways of operating and everyone is interested in their kit. We’ve flew around the exercise area and they have the same tactics as 3 Commando Brigade.”The Junglies were based on Illustrious for Corsican Lion and joined Lusty in Toulon harbour once the exercise ended.The Anglo-French training was the first major ‘set piece’ event of Cougar 12, the annual deployment of the Response Force Task Group which is the RN’s short-notice force ready to act on the world stage if required – as it did 12 months ago off Libya.Next up for the group is rare training with the Albanian armed forces on the east shore of the Adriatic, Exercise Albanian Lion.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, November 2, 2012; Image: Royal Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

The Journey to As-a-Service

first_imgSimplicity. That’s the overwhelming need I’ve heard across conversations with customers, partners and analysts over the past several months which was echoed last week during Dell Technologies World Experience. And it’s no wonder – responding to COVID forced organizations to scale infrastructure overnight and accelerate their digital transformation. This rapid adoption of new technologies has uncovered a lot of complexity in how organizations budget for, consume and manage IT, and it has also led to increased interest in on-demand consumption models. In the past year alone, we’ve seen nearly 50% year-over-year growth in the customer base for our flexible consumption and as-a-Service offerings as of the most recent quarter. That’s why I couldn’t be more excited about our announcement of Project APEX, which brings together our as-a-Service and cloud strategy, offerings and go-to-market under a single effort to radically simplify how our customers consume and deliver IT services.Project APEX builds upon a rich history of giving customers the flexibility and freedom to scale their IT to their business requirements and budgets. In other words, we’ve been on this journey to delivering on-demand IT for decades – we’ve been offering flexible payment solutions through Dell Financial Services for 23 years and managed utility services for 15 years. And last year, we launched Dell Technologies On Demand (DTOD), the industry’s broadest end-to-end portfolio of flexible consumption and as-a-Service solutions aimed at providing organizations the flexibility of cloud with the performance and security of on-prem infrastructure. Since then, we’ve worked continuously to expand DTOD offerings and further simplify the as-a-Service experience for our customers. And we’ve helped our customers and partners fund their critical technology needs through the Payment Flexibility Program, which we are now extending through January 29, 2021.*At Dell Technologies World, we introduced Pre-Approved Pricing for Flex On Demand, making it simpler and faster to order our most popular configurations with a pay-as-you-use pricing model. These configurations include everything organizations need to get started – hardware, system software, essential deployment and support services – and offer baseline pricing, based on real-world numbers, so customers can align the best financial option with their objectives.In addition, we’ve extended Flex On Demand to cover Dell EMC PowerEdge servers powered by AMD as well as Dell EMC PowerFlex software-defined storage, rounding out its availability on our Power portfolio, including PowerScale and PowerStore. Flex On Demand is also available through our Dell Tech partners, and we are enhancing their ability to earn program benefits with Flex On Demand by increasing our partner incentives. Dell Tech partners can earn a 20% incentive for Flex On Demand on the committed contact value (CCV) of storage, HCI, CI, and Data Protection solutions and a 10 percent front-end incentive on servers. These new incentives are available globally in all locations Flex On Demand is available.**We’re helping organizations across the globe better predict and manage costs while gaining the agility and flexibility to scale capacity up or down. For example, a large multinational institution we work with to service their enterprise-scale private cloud implementation and storage as-a-service managed utility is seeing incredible results – they’ve achieved 50% more compute power at eight percent less cost, while reducing time to provision date by more than 90%. We’re helping a U.S. state’s department of IT shift to an as-a-Service model, transforming how their infrastructure is managed and consumed so they can avoid overprovisioning storage and compute resources while quickly delivering IT services to stakeholders across the state.We are making huge strides in our journey to delivering cloud-like, as-a-Service experiences across the full Dell Technologies portfolio. We’ve drastically simplified our customers’ ability to get on-premises cloud resources up and running quickly with the introduction of instance-based offerings for Dell Technologies Cloud Platform. We’re delivering a truly consistent self-service experience for cloud and as-a-Service workloads through a single web interface with Dell Technologies Cloud Console. All of these exciting announcements will propel our vision for Project APEX, bringing together the simplicity, choice and consistency organizations need to deliver IT as a Service and be ready for what’s next.* Payment solutions provided to qualified commercial customers by Dell Financial Services (DFS) or through Dell Technologies group companies and/or through Dell’s authorized business partners (together with DFS “Dell”). Offers valid through January 29, 2021. Offers may not be available or may vary by country. Offers may be changed without notice and are subject to product availability, eligibility, credit approval and execution of documentation provided by and acceptable to Dell or Dell’s authorized business partners.  In Spain, services are provided by Dell Bank International d.a.c branch in Spain and in remainder of the EU by Dell Bank International d.a.c, trading as Dell Financial Services which is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. ** Restrictions apply in certain countries and limitation related to Public end users. Engage your Dell Channel Account Manager or Dell Flex on Demand Specialist. More details on DTOD and Flex On Demand may be found on the DTOD Knowledge Center.last_img read more