Top News of the Week of July 07 – 13, 2014

Top News of the Week of July 07 – 13, 2014

Russian Warships Train with Simulated Enemy Targets

As the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Monday, the Russian Black Sea Fleet warships engaged in an exercise where they practiced hitting simulated enemy targets at sea.

USS Philippine Sea Executive Officer Promoted

The executive officer of guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) was promoted to the rank of commander during a promotion ceremony held during a department head call in the wardroom, July 3.

HMS Ocean Sails for Sea Trials

HMS Ocean sailed from Plymouth on Saturday (5th July) for the first time since October 2012, after undergoing a major refit in her base-port at Devonport, Plymouth.

Amphibious Assault Ship America to Sail Away

Huntington Ingalls Industries informed that the amphibious assault ship America (LHA 6) will sail away from Ingalls Shipbuilding on Thursday destined for the West Coast and her Oct. 11 commissioning ceremony in San Francisco.

Leidos Starts Building ACTUV

Leidos, a national security, health and engineering solutions company, has begun construction on ACTUV (Autonomous Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel) under a Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) program for the design, development, and construction of a vessel originally conceived for an anti-submarine warfare mission.

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