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Chinese Warplanes Practice Ops Simulating U.S. Navy’s Aircraft Carrier as Target in...

January 25, 2021 @ 05:14 AM

The Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) is said to have dispatched 13 warplanes to the South China Sea (SCS) to conduct operations simulating an attack on the U.S

New Aircraft Carrier Design Unveiled in Russia- Universal Sea Ship "Varan"

January 19, 2021 @ 08:57 AM

Russias Nevsky Design Bureau (PKB) has developed Varan, a universal sea ship (UMK). UMK Varan is an aircraft-carrying complex, characterized by a high degree of automation and the possibility of using robotic systems

Chinese Navy's Third Aircraft Carrier Likely to be Launched This Year

January 18, 2021 @ 05:57 AM

The Chinese Navys large aircraft carrier, Type 003, is expected to be launched in 2021 and enter naval service around 2025. General outline of the warship is already identifiable in recent openly available photographs

South Korea Seeks to Expedite Light Aircraft Carrier, F-35B Jets

January 4, 2021 @ 08:10 AM

South Korean Navy has sought to build a 30,000-ton light aircraft carrier and place vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft on it, probably the U.S

Night Fighter Jet Operations Planned for China’s Shandong Aircraft Carrier

December 29, 2020 @ 03:51 PM

China's second aircraft carrier, the Shandong is being prepared for night take off and landing exercises. Entry to several regions in the South China Sea is prohibited due to military exercises from Tuesday to January 7, and observers speculated the Shandong could be involved

Future French Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier, PANG, to House 30 FCAS Jets

December 9, 2020 @ 03:52 PM

The new generation French nuclear-powered aircraft carrier (French acronym-PANG) announced Tuesday by Frances President Emmanuel Macron, will house nearly 30 Future Combat Air System (FCAS) jets. In comparison, the U

Russian Navy’s Admiral Kuznetsov to embark on Sea Trials in 2022

December 4, 2020 @ 07:04 AM

The Russian Navys Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier damaged in fire last year, will embark on its sea trial in 2022. "Next summer, the Admiral Kuznetsov will be docked again and will be then set for sea trials, namely in 2022,” a source in the national shipbuilding corporation was quoted as saying by

Indian, US Aircraft Carriers to Practice High Intensity Naval Ops in Malabar...

November 16, 2020 @ 02:04 PM

Phase 2 of Malabar 2020 naval exercise will witness joint operations, centered around the Indian Navys Vikramaditya Carrier Battle Group and Nimitz Carrier Strike Group of the US Navy. The two carriers, along with other ships, submarine and aircraft of the participating navies, would be engaged in high intensity naval operations over four days from November 17-20 in the Northern Arabian Sea

HII to Deliver Aircraft Carrier with Warfare System, F-35 Capability Before Commissioning

November 3, 2020 @ 03:04 AM

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has received a contract from the US Navy to shift the delivery strategy for the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) from a two-phase delivery to a single phase

General Atomics EMALS and AAG Systems Reach 4,492 “Cats and Traps” Aboard...

October 9, 2020 @ 09:07 AM

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced that a milestone of 4,492 catapult launches and landing arrestments using the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) system has been successfully and safely achieved aboard USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)

UK Carrier Embarks Largest Number of Warplanes Ever for NATO Exercises

September 23, 2020 @ 05:36 PM

The UK Navys HMS Queen Elizabeth has embarked the largest number of warplanes ever onto deck as it prepares to take its place at the heart of a UK-led NATO Carrier Strike Group. Two squadrons of F-35B stealth jets, the RAFs 617 Squadron (The Dambusters) and the US Marines Corps VMFA-211 (The Wake Island Avengers), have joined the 65,000-tonne carrier as it sails for exercises with allies in the North Sea

China to Launch Third Aircraft Carrier in 2020

September 14, 2020 @ 06:19 AM

The Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, which is the worlds largest Navy, is all set to get bigger with the launch its third aircraft carrier likely to take place this year. A report by Chinas Ordnance Industry Science Technology, a Xian-based defense magazine, on Friday, stated that construction of the warship was running "smoothly" and it could be launched by the end of 2020, or latest by early 2021

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