Most Read News, October 5 – 11, 2015

HMS Queen Elizabeth Gets New Radar System

A cutting-edge 3D radar system, capable of detecting objects as small as a tennis ball and travelling at three times the speed of sound more than 25km away, has been successfully installed to the Royal Navy’s future aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth.

HMS Westminster Hits Overhaul Milestone

The waters lap the hull of Britain’s ‘capital ship’ for the first time in 11 months as HMS Westminster passes a milestone in a major overhaul.

Yantar Shipyard Floats Out Admiral Grigorovich

The lead ship of the Russian Navy’s project 11356, the Admiral Grigorovich, built by JSC Baltic Shipyard Yantar, has successfully completed builder’s sea trials in the Baltic Sea.

First Steel Cut for Royal Navy’s Third Patrol Vessel

Construction of the final Royal Navy Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) took an important step forward today, as the Minister of State for Defence Procurement started a computer-guided laser to cut the first piece of hull.

Trident Juncture 2015 Underway

Exercise Trident Juncture 2015, NATO’s biggest and most ambitious exercise in over a decade, started on October 3 in Mons, Belgium.

GDEB to Name US Navy’s Newest Sub Illinois

First Lady Michelle Obama joins General Dynamics Electric Boat in christening Illinois (SSN-786), the U.S. Navy’s newest and most advanced nuclear attack submarine, at a ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 11 a.m.