Top News of The Week April 29 – May 4, 2013
The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (IKE) received the Battenberg Cup in recognition of outstanding achievements over the course of 2012. The Battenberg Cup is awarded annually to the best all-around ship or submarine in the Atlantic Fleet on the accumulation of the crew’s success.
South Korea on Friday launched a new 2,300-ton frigate that will play a central role in naval operations to deal with security threats including those from North Korea.
The Navy of Israel has received a new submarine, INS Rahav, in an official ceremony held yesterday in Kiel, Germany, according to defensenews.com. The Dolphin-Class submarine, INS Rahav, is Israel’s fifth submarine of the class.
Sailors aboard the Hawaii-based Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) will depart Pearl Harbor April 30 for a scheduled Western Pacific deployment. While deployed, Chosin will conduct theater security operations with partner nations while providing deterrence, promoting peace and security, preserving freedom of the seas and providing humanitarian assistance/disaster response.
A key milestone has been marked with the delivery by Babcock of the final major component of the Integrated Waste Management System (IWMS) for the new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers.
More than 1 100 sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen of the Canadian Armed Forces will participate in Trident Fury 13 off the West Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia from 3 to 19 May.