Top News of the Week of Jan 21 – 26, 2013



UK: Rolls-Royce Installs First MT30 Gas Turbine into HMS Queen Elizabeth


Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has this week successfully completed the installation of the first MT30 gas turbine into the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, at Babcock’s Rosyth shipyard in Scotland.


USS Guardian Investigation to Include Faulty Chart Data


A U.S. Navy investigation to assess the circumstances surrounding the USS Guardian (MCM 5) grounding that occurred in Philippine waters will include information on faulty digital navigation chart data that misplaced the location of Tubbataha Reef.


USS Gerald R. Ford Hits 90 Percent Mark for Structural Completion


Huntington Ingalls Industries announced yesterday that its Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division has reached 90 percent structural completion in the building of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78).


INS SARYU Joins Indian Navy Fleet


The maritime security of India got a further boost today with the induction of state-of-the-art new generation Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel (NOPV), INS “SARYU”, indigenously designed in-house and built by Goa Shipyard Limited.


USA: Newport News Shipbuilding to Lift and Place Island on CVN78


Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) will on Saturday, Jan. 26th, lift and place the 555-metric ton island onto the flight deck of Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the first of the next-generation class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. The ship’s sponsor and President and Mrs. Gerald R. Ford’s daughter, Susan Ford Bales, will participate in the event.

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