Top News of the Week of Feb 18 – Feb 23, 2013

Top News of the Week of Feb 18 – Feb 23, 2013

VIDEO: Queen Elizabeth Class Brought to Life

BAE Systems, together with Thales UK, Babcock and the UK Ministry of Defence (the Aircraft Carrier Alliance) has ventured on a major endeavor with the construction of the biggest aircraft carrier ever to be built in Britain, HMS Queen Elizabeth, which is the first unit from the Queen Elizabeth Class of aircraft carriers.


German Navy to Upgrade Its Amphibious Capabilities

The German Navy is looking to expand its amphibious capabilities and intensify its maritime cooperation with the Netherlands. That is why the German fleet commander, Rear Admiral Thomas Jugel, paid a 2-day visit to the naval base in Den Helder and the amphibious centre of expertise on the island of Texel.


Thailand: Cobra Gold 2013 Update

U.S. Marine F/A-18D Hornets trained alongside Royal Thai Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons, F-5 Tiger II and L-39 Albatross aircraft in the vicinity of Nakhon Ratchasima, Kingdom of Thailand, Feb. 19.


US Coast Guard, Navy Searching for Missing Navy Sailor

The US Coast Guard, Navy, Ocean Safety and Honolulu Fire Department are searching for a Navy sailor near Kaena Point, Oahu, Wednesday.


VIDEO: US Coast Guard Commissions Cutter Robert Yered

The US Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered was commissioned on Feb. 15, 2013 at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Fla. The cutter Robert Yered is the fourth Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutter to be commissioned and is capable of conducting missions such as ports, waterways and coastal security, fishery patrols, drug and illegal migrant law enforcement, search and rescue, and national-defense operations.


Chinese Marine Surveillance Vessels Set Sail for South China Sea

A fleet membered by two Chinese marine surveillance vessels, Haijian 84 and Haijian 72, set sail for the South China Sea for regular patrol missions aimed at protecting the country’s territorial waters, Xinhua reports citing the Chinese State Oceanic Administration (SOA).


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