Top News of the Week May 13 – 18, 2013

Top News of the Week May 13 – 18, 2013

USS Kearsarge Anchors in Eilat, Israel

The multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), along with embarked Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) arrived in Eilat, Israel for a regularly scheduled port visit, May 14.

US Navy: First Mobile Landing Platform Delivered

The Navy accepted delivery of the first Mobile Landing Platform, USNS Montford Point (MLP 1), from General Dynamics-NASSCO, May 14, in San Diego, Calif.

INS Vikramaditya Undergoes Cosmetic Repairs before Delivery to Indian Navy

The aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya has been put in a dry dock at Russia’s Sevmash shipyard for “cosmetic” repairs ahead of final sea trials and delivery to the Indian navy later this year, the company said.

Russian Navy to Receive Newest Baltic Fleet Warship

Russia’s newest Baltic Fleet warship, the Project 20380 Boiky corvette, will be handed over to the Navy on May 16, St. Petersburg’s Severnaya Verf shipyard said on Monday. The Boiky has completed sea trials and undergone a series of final tests at the shipyard.

British HMS Astute Submarine Wraps Up Final Trials

Britain’s first new hunter-killer submarine in a generation is preparing to take her place on the front line as her final trials come to an end in the USA.

Russia Could Include Nuclear Sub in Its Mediterranean Task Force

Russia’s Mediterranean task force will comprise 5-6 warships and may be enlarged to include nuclear submarines, Navy Commander Adm. Viktor Chirkov said.