Most Read News, June 8 – 14, 2015

India’s INS Vikrant Undocks at Cochin Shipyard

The largest and the first Indian indigenously-built, 40,000 tonne aircraft carrier (IAC) to be christened as INS Vikrant on comissioning was undocked yesterday, June 10, at a ceremony held at the Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL).

BMT Awarded Research Grant for Australia’s Future Sub

BMT Design & Technology (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, in collaboration with Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), has secured funding through the Australian Defence Science Institute’s Collaboration Research Grant Scheme which, this year, attracted more than 30 high quality research proposals seeking over $1.4 million in funding.

HII Bags USD 3.3 Bln Aircraft Carrier Deal

Huntington Ingalls Industries received a $3.35 billion contract award for the detail design and construction of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), the second ship in the Gerald R. Ford class of carriers.

Gallery: Underway for BALTOPS 2015

The gallery pictures maritime forces from 17 nations underway in the Baltic Sea in formation for BALTOPS 2015 on June 8.

Royal Navy Cuts Steel for Second River Class OPV

The construction of Royal Navy’s second of three River class offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) has reached an important milestone with the steel cutting ceremony in Glasgow today.