Top News of the Week July 22 – 27, 2013

Top News of the Week July 22 – 27, 2013

VIDEO: USS Independence Shows Off Its Maneuvering Capabilities

An American littoral combat ship USS Independence conducted a demonstration of its maneuvering capabilities in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego on July 18th 2013. 

The Philippine Navy Prepares for BRP Alcaraz Arrival

The Philippine Navy is preparing for the arrival of its second warship BRP Ramon Alcaraz, according to gma news. The warship, which is on the way to the Philippines, is expected to arrive in Subic Bay on August 4th. 

USA: GDBIW Lands USD 7.5 Million LCS 2 Contract

General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, seated in Bath, Maine, has gained a $7.5Million modification of a previously awarded contract to deliver engineering and management services for advance planning and design in support of the post-shakedown availability for the USS Independence (LCS 2). 

DCNS Refits French Navy’s Charles de Gaulle

The French Navy’s Fleet Support Service (SSF) signed off on the completion of the intermediate refit of nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle after six months’ work by DCNS.

HMS Echo Finds a String of Sunken Wrecks off Libya

The waters off Libya have provided rich pickings in one of the most fruitful periods of survey work ever carried out by the Royal Navy in recent years. 

BRP Ramon Alcaraz Departs Guam

After spending four days in Hawaii, BRP Ramon Alcaraz departed for Guam on Tuesday, the last port stop before she finally arrives to her new home, the Philippines on the first week of August.