Top News of The Week July 1 – 6, 2013
MOSAIC (Modular Open System Architecture Integrated Concept) is a family of modular ships, representing an excellent solution to the need of an effective and modern combat component, both littoral and off-shore.
Ten top officials from businesses and organisations in Portsmouth visited the city’s naval base to see how it is preparing for the arrival of the Navy’s huge aircraft carriers.
Riva Trigoso (Genoa) shipyard celebrated the launch of the frigate “Carlo Margottini”, the third of a series of Fremm vessels – Multi Mission European Frigates, ordered from Fincantieri by the Italian Navy within the framework of an Italo-French program of cooperation.
Patrol Coastal (PC) ships USS Tempest (PC 2), USS Squall (PC 7) and USS Thunderbolt (PC 12) arrived pierside in Bahrain July 3, as part of a realignment that will see a total of eight PCs permanently stationed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).
The camouflage painting of USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) was completed at Naval Base San Diego graving dock June 28. Workers applied a paint scheme that differs from that used on Fort Worth’s sister ship USS Freedom (LCS 1).