Top News of the Week Apr 7-13, 2014

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Top News of the Week Apr 7-13, 2014

Image of the Day: Artist Rendering of Electromagnetic Railgun aboard USNS Millinocket

The Office of Naval Research-founded electromagnetic railgun, which is installed aboard the joint high-speed vessel USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3), shown by an artist rendering.   A long range weapon, railgun, can launch projectiles using electricity instead of chemical propellants and is under testing at Naval Sea Systems Command, Dahlgren Division.

Christening of USS Zumwalt Scheduled for Tomorrow

The U.S. Navy will christen the future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) on April 12, during a ceremony at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine. 

HMS Echo, Tireless Work Round the Clock to Find Malaysian Airliner MH370

The UK’s survey ship HMS Echo and the nuclear submarine HMS Tireless are searching vast areas of ocean as they join the international hunt to find missing Malaysian airliner MH370. 

USA: Lockheed Martin Signs Aegis Ballistic Missile Contract Modification

Moorestown-based Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training has signed a USD 13.6 million modification to Aegis Ballistic Missile contract.   Following this deal, the contractor will support advanced concepts initiatives by the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Program Office to identify technology for introduction into present and future Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Baselines/Spirals. 

VIDEO: HII to Deliver USS America to US Navy

 The U.S. Navy will take delivery of its new Amphibious Assault Ship America (LHA 6) at a ceremony scheduled for today at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division, located in Pascagoula, MS. 

USS Coronado Commissioned

 More than 4,000 guests watched as the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) joined the Navy’s surface fleet during a commissioning ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado, Calif., April 5.   

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