Top News of The Week Feb 4 – 9, 2013

Top News of The Week Feb 4 – 9, 2013

The Philippines: AGHAM Calls for Naval, Ship-Building Self-Reliance

In light of the recent Tubbataha incident, activist scientist group AGHAM or Advocates of Science and Technology for the People called on the Philippine government to build a national ship-building industry that will strengthen the country’s capacity to protect its own territory and marine resources.

 


VIDEO: Spanish Aircraft Carrier ‘Principe de Asturias’ to Conclude Her Operational Life

His Royal Highness the Prince of Asturias, accompanied by Minister of Defence, the Chief of Staff of the Spanish Navy and other military authorities attended on Wednesday the official farewell ceremony at Rota  naval base to the aircraft carrier ‘Principe de Asturias’, which is to be decommissioned after 25 years of service.

 


Deployment of USS Harry S. Truman, USS Gettysburg Put Off

The Secretary of Defense delayed the deployment of USS Harry S. Truman and USS Gettysburg Feb. 6. The deployment was originally scheduled for Friday, Feb. 8.

 


Russia Completes Repairs on INS Vikramaditya

Russia has completed repairs on INS Vikramaditya, fixing the engine problems that caused a delay in the delivery of the refitted aircraft carrier to India last year.

 


Executive Officer of USS Gary Relieved

The executive officer of the guided missile frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) was temporarily relieved Feb. 3 due to loss of confidence because of offensive comments and behavior towards the crew.

 


Russia: Upgraded K-51 Verkhoturye Recommissions into Northern Fleet

SSBN K-51 Verkhoturye recommissioned into the Northern Fleet. The Project 667 class submarine (NATO Delta 4) arrived at the main nuclear submarine base in Gadzhiyevo, Murmansk Region, after refit at the Zvezdochka shipyard at Severodvinsk.

 


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