nuclear powered attack submarine John Warner (SSN 785) will be commissioned
at US Navy's Naval Station Norfolk on August 1st, local medias announced
today July 29th. The 12th Virginia-class attack submarine in the fleet
is named after John Warner, a five-term Republican senator from Virginia
who also served as the 61st Secretary of the Navy from 1972 to 1974.
His wife Jeanne is the ship's sponsor.
Navy Recognition recently had the opportunity to witness the overhaul
operations (also referred as refit) of French Navy Cassard class frigate
Jean Bart. This operation takes place in a dry dock located inside
the French naval base of Toulon in Southern France. Read
Navy Recognition learned that DCNS and its partner STX France
recently received a risk assessment contract from the French procurement
agency (DGA) to study a fully electric variant of its BRAVE replenishment
tanker design. Unveiled at Euronaval 2010, DCNS updated the design of
the support ship for Euronaval 2012. BRAVE served as the basis for the
study contract won by DCNS and STX in 2012 as part of the future FLOTLOG
program which aims at replacing the Durance class in the French Navy.