Top News of the Week June 3 – June 8, 2013


Russian Navy to Recommission Three Submarines by 2014

Three nuclear submarines of the Russian Navy currently under maintenance will be recommissioned by 2014, a Navy spokesman told journalists. The K-410 Smolensk cruise missile submarine, which is undergoing repairs since 2011, will resume its service in the Northern Fleet, the spokesman said.

Russian Navy to Deploy 10 Warships in Mediterranean Sea

Russian Navy is going to deploy about 10 warships to the Mediterranean Sea, reports Xinhua news citing Russian Defense Ministry. The task force which will feature anti-submarine ships, landing ships, auxiliary vessels, patrol boats and cruisers, will focus primarily on keeping a close watch on the situation in the region.

Major Milestone for Canadian Navy’s Joint Support Ship Project

The Government of Canada has selected a ship design for the Royal Canadian Navy’s future Joint Support Ships. This represents a major milestone within the Joint Support Ship project, and it is indicative of the Government’s commitment to moving the project forward, and to making an investment in Canadian shipbuilding.

USA: Navy Tests First Aircraft Carrier Countermeasure Anti-Torpedo

USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) conducted the first aircraft carrier-borne end-to-end at-sea test of the Surface Ship Torpedo Defense (SSTD) System, the Navy announced, June 6.

HMCS Toronto Records Largest Hashish Seizure in CMF History

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Toronto successfully disrupted her fifth – and by far the largest – narcotics shipment since March of this year as part of ongoing counter-terrorism operations in the Arabian Sea.

HMS Vigilant Recognized for Being UK Navy’s No.1 Ballistic Missile Sub

The crew of HMS Vigilant received a trophy for being the Navy’s No.1 ballistic missile submarine – as proven by a successful test firing last autumn. The Faslane-based boat was awarded the SSBN Efficiency Trophy at a ceremony in her home port.