Top News of The Week of Apr 15 – Apr 21, 2013

Top News of The Week of Apr 15 – Apr 21, 2013

Australian Navy’s New LHD Takes Shape

A high precision Enerpac SyncHoist system has been successfully deployed by heavy lift and transport specialists Universal Cranes to ensure optimum accuracy and safety in the hoisting and positioning of key components of one of the largest ships ever built for the Royal Australian Navy.

Navy Removes USS Cowpens from Decommissioning List

The US Navy has removed a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens from the list of ships that will be decommissioned this year. What is more, instead of being scrapped, the ship may receive an upgrade in a local shipyard, according to U-T San Diego.

UK: Lighting Systems Onboard Royal Navy’s New Aircraft Carriers Rely on Composite Junction Boxes

BVT Surface Fleet Solutions is currently undergoing the process of building two of the world’s largest aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy; the HMS Queen Elizabeth, due to be completed in 2016, and the HMS Prince of Wales, due to be completed in 2018.

 USA: Coastal Riverine Squadron Sailors Injured in Training Accident

Three Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 10 were injured in a training accident when their 34-foot patrol boat ran aground near Charleston Harbor April 13. 

Australia’s Newest Air Warfare Destroyer Receives Phalanx Block 1B Close-In Weapon System

Raytheon Company delivered the second Phalanx Block 1B Close-In Weapon System for installation on Australia’s newest Air Warfare Destroyer, the Brisbane.

GE Gets Contract to Upgrade US Navy Ship

In efforts to extend ship life, increase capability and assure critical operations, the U.S. Navy is refitting its USS Mount Whitney Blue Ridge class command ship.