Top News of the Week of Aug 2 – 8, 2014

Top News of the Week of Aug 2 – 8, 2014

North Dakota Submarine Completes Alpha Sea Trials

The US nation’s newest and most advanced nuclear-powered attack submarine, North Dakota (SSN-784), returned to the General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard Tuesday following the successful completion of its first voyage in open seas, called alpha sea trials.


Austal USA: USS Montgomery Hits Production Milestone

The future USS Montgomery (LCS 8) launched from the Austal USA shipyard Aug. 6, marking an important production milestone for the littoral combat ship program.


HMS Middleton Becomes UK Navy’s Fastest Minehunter

Portsmouth-based warship HMS Middleton has raced into pole position as the Royal Navy’s fastest minehunter following a major upgrade of her engines.


Philippine Navy Receives Two Boats

Edmond Borja, proprietor of Merlion Fishing Supply, donated two 5-tonner boats to the Philippine Navy.


ASC Awarded Submarine Maintenance Deal

Australian national submarine platform system integrator, ASC Pty Ltd, has been recontracted to provide maintenance on the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) fleet of six Collins Class submarines.

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