General Atomics Launch and Recovery Systems Clears USS Gerald R. Ford Full...

September 4, 2021 @ 06:21 AM

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced Friday that the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) aboard USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) successfully performed as designed as the ship underwent Full Ship Shock Trials (FSST) off the Eastern seaboard during the months of June, July and

Huntington Ingalls Starts Constructing U.S. Navy’s Doris Miller (CVN 81) Aircraft Carrier...

August 26, 2021 @ 03:44 AM

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) cut the first steel plate for use on the U.S

Gerald Ford Aircraft Carrier Endures Shock of Three 40,000-pound Underwater Blasts

August 9, 2021 @ 05:52 PM

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) successfully conducted a third explosive event off the coast of Jacksonville, FL, on 8 Aug

Chinese Instructor-Pilots Certified For Night Carrier Operations

August 9, 2021 @ 12:45 PM

During a recent voyage of the Chinese Liaoning aircraft carrier, a batch of Instructor-Pilots were certified for night operations paving the way for rapid induction of naval aviators into the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) Navy. In a test conducted on a windy night with fierce sea waves in the Bohai Sea,...

India's Indigenous Aircraft Carrier 'Vikrant' Completes Maiden Sea Trial

August 9, 2021 @ 09:21 AM

The Indian Ministry of Defense has announced that the Navys Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) Vikrant completed its five-day maiden sea voyage on Sunday. During the maiden sailing, ships performance, including hull, main propulsion, Power Generation and Distribution (PGD) and auxiliary equipment were tested

Sea Trials Commence for India’s Indigenous Aircraft Carrier ‘Vikrant’

August 4, 2021 @ 11:35 AM

Indias Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) named ‘Vikrant today embarked on its maiden sea-trial marking an important event in Indian shipbuilding. During the maiden sailing, ships performance, including hull, main propulsion, PGD and auxiliary equipment would be closely watched

In a First, Israeli F-35 Jets Operate Alongside Fighters from UK's Queen...

June 30, 2021 @ 05:24 AM

Israel Air Force (IAF) F-35 fighters took off from a land base to fly alongside Royal Navy's F-35s operating from Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier – the Royal Navys largest ship – for the first time during Tri-Lightning 2 joint exercises. The drills, which also saw the U

Indian Indigenous Aircraft Carrier ‘Vikrant’ to be Commissioned in 2022

June 25, 2021 @ 10:04 AM

Indias first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) ‘Vikrant will be commissioned in first half 2022, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said after reviewing construction work on the carrier at the Cochin Shipyard today. “Reviewed first-hand the ongoing work on the Indigenous Aircraft Carrier, which is India's pride

Russia’s Sevmash Modernizes Indian Shipyard for INS Vikramaditya Aircraft Carrier Upgrades

June 22, 2021 @ 05:20 AM

Russias Sevmash shipbuilding enterprise has completed modernization of Indian shipyards so they could perform repair and maintenance of the countrys sole aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya. "All the necessary work has been completed to equip the shipyards of the foreign customer with repair shops for weapons systems to ensure the repair and maintenance of weapons systems for the ship of Project 11430,” the company said in its 2020 annual report

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 port city of Busan

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 positioned on the “flight deck” of a full-size mock aircraft carrier at the test center

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