Most Read News, April 18 – 24, 2016

Australia starts unrolling shipbuilding plans

Austal, the West Australian shipbuilding company, is the first to benefit from the Australian shipbuilding program outlined in the recently released Defence White Paper.

US Navy constructs unique pier

U.S. Navy units started the construction of the Elevated Causeway System – Modular (ELCAS-M) at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Norfolk, April 17.

Japanese submarine enters Sydney for first time since WWII

Royal Australian Navy and Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force ships have gathered in Sydney to conduct the bilateral Exercise Nichi Gou Trident from April 15-26.

USS Zumwalt starts Navy’s acceptance trials

The U.S. Navy’s future guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) departed Bath, Maine to conduct acceptance trials with the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) on April 20.

First UAV command center installed on an aircraft carrier

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) marked a milestone for the U.S. Navy after installing the first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) command center aboard an aircraft carrier.