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...

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...

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...

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

China's Shandong Carrier Heads Out For Drills With J-15 Mock-Up

September 2, 2020 @ 08:01 AM

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

Chinese PLA to Hold Large Scale Live-Fire Military Exercise in Yellow Sea

August 21, 2020 @ 05:48 PM

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

Iran Conducts Military Exercise with Fake US Aircraft Carrier

July 28, 2020 @ 09:06 AM

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

Engine Upgrade to Make Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov “Smoke-free”

June 29, 2020 @ 06:47 PM

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

Won’t Reinstate Captain of Coronavirus-hit Aircraft Carrier: US Navy

June 20, 2020 @ 07:05 AM

The United States Navy on Friday said it will not reinstate Capt. Brett E

Launch System Issue Prevented Jets Flying on Ford Carrier During Tests

June 9, 2020 @ 05:42 AM

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