Fincantieri to Help Daewoo Shipbuilding Design New South Korean Aircraft Carrier

June 10, 2021 @ 02:09 PM

Fincantieri today signed a contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) to support the Conceptual Design of the new class of aircraft carriers “CVX” for the Republic of Korea (South Korea) Navy. The announcement was made during MADEX (International Maritime Defense Industry Exhibition) 2021, currently underway in the South Korean...

Chinese FC-31-Like Jet Mockup Spotted at Wuhan Aircraft Carrier Testing Facility

June 10, 2021 @ 07:08 AM

A mock-up of a fighter, likely the Shenyang FC-31 stealth jet, was seen at a naval test facility in Hubei Provinces Wuhan, fueling speculations that China intends to operate the type on its ships. An unverified photo recently surfaced on social media that, for the first time, showed an FC-31-like model...

Tests of Prototype Hull for New French Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier Begins

May 25, 2021 @ 05:01 PM

The French Directorate General for Armaments (DGA) has begun testing the prototype hull meant for the Navys future aircraft carrier PA-Ng. “On March 29, Naval Group and Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly announced the launch of the preliminary design works of the new generation aircraft carrier

General Atomics EMALS Achieves 8,000 Aircraft Launches, Recoveries from USS Carrier Gerald...

May 24, 2021 @ 08:19 PM

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) system aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford Aircraft Carrier (CVN 78) achieved the Navys target of 8,000 successful aircraft launches and recoveries during the ships 18-month Post Delivery Test & Trial...

Tests on Model of Future French Aircraft Carrier Confirm Good Maneuverability Performance

May 23, 2021 @ 03:41 PM

The French Director General Armaments (DGA)s Naval and Hydrodynamic Techniques wing carried out maneuverability tests of a scale model of the future French Navy aircraft carrier ‘PA-Ng to measure its turning, heading and stability performance. After having activated and steered the rudders at various angles, looked at the turning performance, simulated...

Second Fire in 2 Years Onboard India’s INS Vikramaditya Aircraft Carrier

May 8, 2021 @ 06:06 AM

A minor fire broke out onboard the Indian Navys

UK Royal Navy’s HMS Prince of Wales Aircraft Carrier Departs for Sea...

May 6, 2021 @ 11:35 AM

The UK Royal Navys HMS Prince of Wales Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier has departed for operational training and sea trials. In a statement, BAE Systems said Shared Infrastructure (SI) networks and an integrated facility to trial systems (known as a sandbox) were installed on the warship recently

China’s Shandong Aircraft Carrier Group Holds 1st Drill in 2021 in South...

May 3, 2021 @ 10:20 AM

An aircraft carrier group led by Chinas Shandong carrier is conducting a series of exercises in the South China Sea in its first known voyage of the year. Senior Captain Gao Xiucheng, a spokesperson from the PLA Navy, said that the drill involving Shandong “is a regular series of exercises organized based on the annual work schedule, and is fully legitimate and legal

South Korea May Buy 20 VTOL Jets for $2.7B

April 21, 2021 @ 09:26 AM

South Korea could invest 3 trillion won or approximately $2.7 billion in buying 20 vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) jets, most likely the U

BAE Systems Secures UK’s £1.3B Future Maritime Support Project

April 3, 2021 @ 05:08 AM

BAE Systems will support the Royal Navy at Portsmouth Naval Base, with the company securing two contracts valued £1.3 billion as part of the UK Ministry of Defences (MOD) Future Maritime Support Programme (FMSP) competition