Turkey; 1st ship of RATSHIP project, TCG IŞIN (A-583) commisioned to Navy on 22 July

TCG IŞIN (A-583) was designed by Turkish company SEFT and was built by Istanbul Shipyard in Tuzla, Turkey. She is a dedicated submarine rescue intervention ship to perform subsea and surface rescue operations and  fire fighting capabilities in various sea conditions. She is equipped with a twin controlled pitch propeller (CPP) system, aft and bow tunnel…

US Navy Commissioned New Guided-Missile Destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG-115)

The commisioning ceremony was held on 29th July (http://navylive.dodlive.mil/2017/07/28/uss-rafael-peralta-ddg-115-commissioning-ceremony/) USS Rafael Peralta (DDG-115) honors Marine Corps Sgt. Rafael Peralta, who was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for actions during combat operations in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Peralta is credited with saving the lives of fellow Marines during the second battle of Fallujah in 2004. Rafael Peralta,…

US Navy Railgun starts fire on the field (video)

Radical new weapon set for its first tests outside the lab “Railguns and other directed-energy weapons are the future of maritime superiority,” said Dr. Thomas Beutner, head of ONR’s naval air warfare and weapons department. “The U.S. Navy must be the first to field this leap-ahead technology and maintain the advantage over our adversaries.” An electric pulse is…

USS John P. Murtha (LPD-26) Completed Final Post-Delivery Trials on July 21

Amphibious transport dock USS John P. Murtha (LPD-26) is ready for deployment. USS P. Murtha (LPD-26) is the 10th San Antonio-class amphib to join the fleet. These LPDs transport and deploy combat and support elements of Marine Expeditionary Units. San Antonio-class ships carry surface connects such as amphibious assault vehicles and landing craft, and vertical lift connectors such…