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...

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,...

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

USS Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Returns to Sea

May 21, 2020 @ 12:45 PM

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

New Dry Dock at Jiangnan Shipyard to Accelerate Work on China’s Third...

May 21, 2020 @ 08:03 AM

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

F-35B Jets Can Now Operate on Italy’s ‘Cavour’ Carrier

May 20, 2020 @ 10:58 AM

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

GA-ASI Wins Sustainment Contract for Ford-Class Launch and Recovery Systems

May 19, 2020 @ 02:00 PM

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) has won a contract for ongoing engineering and logistics sustainment of Gerald R. Ford-class Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch Systems (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) systems by the Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent, MD