Top News of the Week May 27 – June 1, 2013

Top News of the Week May 27 – June 1, 2013

BRP Ramon Alcaraz Starts Sea Trials

The Philippine Navy’s new warship, the BRP Ramon Alcaraz, began sea trials on Monday, according to GMA News. The ship set sail from North Charleston, South Carolina at 8:30 a.m. Monday (US time). BRP Ramon Alcaraz was subjected to  refurbishment and refitting which cost $15.15 million. The maintenance started last year.

Russia to Decommission and Scrap Two Typhoon-Class Subs

Russia will decommission and scrap two of the largest submarines in the world by 2018, a defense industry source told RIA Novosti on Tuesday.

Navy Orders Japanese Vessels Away from Disputed Islands

The Chinese State Oceans Administration said that three of their navy ships ordered Japanese vessels to leave the area near the disputed Diaoyu Islands, according to Latin American Herald Tribune. The Japanese ships entered into the waters of the disputed islands and committed infractions.

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Welcomes Back USS Bremerton

The Los Angeles-class submarine USS Bremerton (SSN 698) returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after completing a seven-month deployment to the Western Pacific region, May 30.  ”Bremerton completed a very successful deployment to the Western Pacific fully accomplishing all assigned tasking for a variety of missions,” said Cmdr. Caleb Kerr, Bremerton commanding officer.

FranceFREMM ‘Carlo BERGAMINI‘ Delivered

The final delivery of the Italian FREMM “Carlo BERGAMINI” was held today at the Fincantieri shipyard in Muggiano (La Spezia).

Russian Govt to Sort Out Crisis in Its Naval Shipbuilding

The Russian government is ready to step in to sort out the crisis in Russian naval shipbuilding, which is threatening to derail the defense procurement program, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said.