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)
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 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...
China's Shandong Aircraft carrier, expected to achieve initial combat capability by year-end, headed out Tuesday for combat drills with full-scale models of J-15 jet and a Z-8 helicopter. Shandong departed Dalian Shipyard to take part in the drills, on September 1
The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) will hold large-scale, live-fire exercises in the Yellow Sea from September 22 – 26 which marks a major step-up in military drills this year. In recent months, the PLA has exercised in the South China Sea, East China Sea and Taiwan Straits
Irans Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Tuesday launched a large-scale military exercise in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz which included a life-size model of a fake US aircraft carrier compete with mock-up aircraft on deck. The IRGC Public Relations said the final stage of the war game, codenamed “Payambar-e Azam 14 (The Great Prophet=14)”, started on Tuesday morning in the southern province of Hormozgan, western parts of the Strait of Hormuz, and the Persian Gulf, the IGRC announced on local media
Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov will receive an upgrade to its boilers and fuel system to drastically reduce its exhaust smoke. The carrier will return to the Russian Navy after repair in 2022, Alexey Rakhmanov, president of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) in an interview to Interfax News Agency last week
The United States Navy on Friday said it will not reinstate Capt. Brett E
A fault in the Gerald R. Ford aircraft carriers launch system prevented jets from taking off during a five-day test held by the U
The US Navys Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) aircraft carrier is underway for the first time since its deployment was interrupted on March 27 when a COVID-19 outbreak was discovered. The ship left Naval Base Guam and entered the Philippine Sea May 21 to conduct carrier qualification flights for the embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11, the Navy said in a statement on May 20
Shanghai-based Jiangnan Shipyard launched its first large floating dry dock on Monday to transport ultra-large ship modules which is likely to accelerate work on China's third aircraft carrier. China Central Television reported in 2019 that China's third aircraft carrier was under construction at the Jiangnan Shipyard
The F-35B Joint Strike Fighters can now operate on the Italian Navys ‘Cavour aircraft carrier after the vessel received 16-month refit and upgrade. On May 6, the ship left the Arsenale Militare Marittimo (Maritime Military Arsenal) of Taranto, the Navy said in a