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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

Naval Group, Chantiers de l'Atlantique and TechnicAtome to Build French Aircraft Carrier

April 1, 2021 @ 08:28 AM

Naval Group, Chantiers de l'Atlantique and TechnicAtome have teamed up to build the French Navys new generation aircraft carrier. Florence Parly, the French Minister of Defense inaugurated the design platform for the aircraft carrier in Lorient (Britanny, west of France)

French DGA Notifies Preliminary Design Work for New Aircraft carrier (PA-Ng)

April 1, 2021 @ 04:40 AM

The French Directorate General for Armament (DGA) notified the preliminary design work for the new generation nuclear powered aircraft carrier (PA-Ng) to Naval Group, Chantiers de l'Atlantique and TechnicAtome. Construction work on the carrier is expected to begin in 2025, sea trials in 2036 for admission to active service of the PA-Ng in 2038 so as not to create a discontinuity between the end of life of the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier and the arrival of its successor

South Korea, UK Not Cooperating on Aircraft Carrier Tech: DAPA

March 22, 2021 @ 02:51 PM

South Koreas Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has denied reports that claimed that the country has begun informal talks with Britain on technology cooperation for aircraft carriers. On Monday, Britain-based Daily Telegraph reported citing industry sources that the country's "advanced systems and designs" could be exported to South Korea, as its trade officials "have begun informal discussions with Korean counterparts about areas of technology the country could be interested in

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