Top News of the Week of July 28 – Aug 1, 2014


DDG 1000 Zumwalt-Class Destroyer Program Continues to Progress

The DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer program continues to progress, meeting key program milestones on the path to Initial Operational Capability (IOC).   As the prime mission systems integrator for the DDG 1000 ship class, Raytheon provides the multi-mission, integrated combat system capability for the program. 


UK Warship Returns to Service after Multi-Million Upgrade

Hundreds of guests turned out to mark HMS St Albans’ return to frontline service following a £25m upgrade.   Families of crew members and dignitaries from the ship’s namesake town attended a rededication ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Base today (August 1).


HMS Prince of Wales Delivery Kicks Off

A huge section of the hull for HMS PRINCE OF WALES, the second aircraft carrier being delivered to the Royal Navy, on July 28th departed BAE Systems in Glasgow on a 600 mile journey to Rosyth where final assembly of the ship will take place.   


Australian Navy’s New LHD Demonstrate New Skills

Australian Navy’s brand new Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Landing Craft have been out and about on Sydney Harbour and local waterways as NUSHIP Canberra personnel continue their training on this exciting new capability.   The LHD Landing Craft (LLC) are scheduled to be handed over to Canberra in the coming months.


Royal Canadian Navy Welcomes NATO Fleet to Halifax

Rear Admiral John Newton, Commander of Canadian Maritime Forces Atlantic released following message on July 31st, 2014 :   “Today, the Royal Canadian Navy is proud to receive Rear Admiral Brad Williamson and three ships from Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG 2), as well as two American ships under Rear-Admiral Victorino Mercado…


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