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  • 20 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and their strike groups met in the Philippine Sea June 18 to practice interoperability – and to make a couple of cool photos. USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) performed dual carrier flight operations on the occasion and demonstrated their skills in operating multiple carrier strike groups in close proximity. […]

  • 20 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Saturday that Turkey would produce its own aircraft carrier “soon”. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Istanbul Naval Shipyard, Erdogan commented that Turkey would face no obstacles in constructing an aircraft carrier domestically as the nation’s defense industry has grown more and more independent from foreign technology and imports. The president […]

  • 25 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    A US Navy aircraft carrier is likely to visit Vietnam in March, in what would be a first since the Vietnam war ended in 1975. This was announced on Thursday by officials from both countries during a two-day visit of US defense secretary Jim Mattis to Vietnam, according to media reports. No specific details were provided […]

  • 26 December 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    China’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, started blue water drills on Saturday, heading towards the West Pacific with a carrier task group. Chinese state media reported that this was the carrier’s first “distant seas” deployment. According to China’s Xinhua news agency, the Liaoning and other ships from the formation held a live-fire drill in the Bohai […]

  • 17 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The German Navy should acquire a helicopter carrier, a high-ranking German politician said as he stressed the need for the country to invest more in its defense. Speaking to German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, Bavaria minister president Markus Söder said that the country should work harder toward the NATO goal of spending 2% on defense. […]

  • 23 February 2016

    New technology developed predominantly by Russia and China might reduce the U.S. Navy aircraft carriers’ influence as they will be facing a choice between operating further away from shores or assuming great risks, a report from the Center for New American Security said. The report outlines advancing short- medium- and long-range threats the carriers face every time […]

  • 12 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    820 Naval Air Squadron of the Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose, whose Merlin’s are set to be the first helicopters on the Queen Elizabeth carrier, now have a new commander. On February 8, Commander Jon Holroyd took the helm of RNAS Culdrose’s 820 Naval Air Squadron from his predecessor Commander Ross Spooner OBE, who takes […]

  • 20 December 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier has been delivered to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). The commissioning ceremony took place at the naval base in Sanya, Hainan, on December 17, 2019, China State Shipbuilding Corporation Limited (CSSC) said. On the occasion, the newbuilding has been named Shandong by Chinese officials. Launched in 2017, […]

  • 25 April 2016

    The Sailors of U.S. Carrier Strike Group 3 bid farewell to their leader during a change of command ceremony on April 22nd. Rear Adm. Ron Boxall was relieved by Rear Adm. Marcus Hitchcock as commander, CSG3 during a ceremony on the flight deck of USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in front of distinguished visitors, […]

  • 16 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) departed the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations and entered the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations Nov. 13. While in 7th Fleet, Theodore Roosevelt participated in Exercise Malabar 15 with the Indian Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, made a port visit to […]

  • 2 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    UK’s Aircraft Carrier Alliance has installed the first of just over 3,000 compartments on Britain’s new aircraft carrier. It was handed over for the crew of HMS Queen Elizabeth, ready to be loaded with equipment. With the 65,000-tonne ship due to sail later this year, and the ship’s company due to move on board even sooner, one by one compartments […]

  • 22 October 2012
    Training & Education

    The Deputy Secretary of Defense visited Nimitz-carrier aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) to thank Sailors for the role they are playing in support to regional partners as the ship operates in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility, Oct. 19. Dr. Ashton Carter‘s visit to the ship came as part of several […]

  • 24 October 2016

    The oldest aircraft carrier in the world and the last British-built ship to serve in the Indian Navy left the port city of Kochi to undertake its last sail as a navy ship. Having undergone a refit in Kochi, INS Viraat is now en route to Mumbai where it will be decommissioned at the navy yard. INS […]

  • 14 April 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Several dozen coronavirus cases have been confirmed on the French Navy’s nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R91) which arrived in its homeport Toulon on April 12.  As informed by the French Ministry of Armed Forces, around 50 sailors tested positive for COVID-19. Upon the ship’s arrival, nearly 2,000 sailors were placed in isolation for […]

  • 5 January 2017

    The Russian Ministry of Defense has recently shared a new video of the Admiral Kuznetsov, Russia’s lone aircraft carrier, operating in the Mediterranean Sea. The video, shared on YouTube, has no description but it is evident that it reflects on the carrier’s air wing operations off the coast of Syria in the Mediterranean Sea. To […]

  • 4 November 2011
    Industry news

      Russian Navy Command made a decision to shape aircraft carrier groups which are to expand presence zone of Russian Navy in the Pacific and the North Atlantic, writes Izvestiya referring to a source in Russian Navy Main HQ. Final decision whether to build aircraft carriers is upon the President of Russia, but currently it […]

  • 3 June 2020
    Operations, Vessels

    The US Navy’s nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 completed carrier qualifications on June 2, representing the last milestone in returning the warship that suffered a large coronavirus outbreak onboard to sea. Theodore Roosevelt qualified pilots from the “Tomcatters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31, “Golden Warriors” […]

  • 27 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) conducted its first at-sea ammunition onload in more than two years during an underway replenishment, October 23-24. Nimitz Sailors moved a total of 1,542 pallets from the dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8) during the 48-hour, ordnance-handling evolution in preparation for an upcoming […]

  • 21 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Aircraft can once again take off from the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) after the ship earned the flight deck certification while underway in the Pacific Ocean, October 20. The certification proves Nimitz’s flight deck and the sailors who conduct flight operations are capable of safely launching and recovering aircraft. Nimitz recently completed […]

  • 20 October 2016

    Senior lawyers from the US Navy and the Royal Navy met at the stone frigate HMS Excellent for formal joint talks concerning aircraft carrier operations. With the Royal Navy on the cusp of returning to ‘big deck’ aircraft carrier operations when HMS Queen Elizabeth joins the fleet next year, it is keen to learn about how […]

  • 5 January 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Construction works on China’s third aircraft carrier started at a Shangai shipyard in 2017, the South China Morning Post reported citing sources. The construction start closely follows the launch of the country’s first domestically built aircraft carrier, the Type 001A Shandong, which took place in Dalian in April 2017. Unlike the Type 001A, which draws upon […]

  • 11 July 2016

    There was a period in Royal Australian Navy history when the service operated two aircraft carriers simultaneously, Sgt Dave Morley explains as he outlines the history of HMAS Vengeance. The Navy’s intended second light fleet aircraft carrier, HMAS Melbourne II, suffered delays in England in the early 1950s, while undergoing an upgrade, consequently the carrier HMS Vengeance […]

  • 18 May 2020

    Sailors aboard US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), a ship that suffered one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks on board, are simulating being at sea while moored at Naval Base Guam as they prepare to restart operations in the Indo-Pacific.  During the simulation, or “fast cruise,” the crew will simulate normal underway […]

  • 2 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Navy has said their new strike fighter will make its UK debut later this year. The F-35B Lightning II stealth jet which will fly from the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers is due to appear at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in July. Royal Navy personnel are currently testing and evaluating the […]

  • 6 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    USS Nimitz (CVN 68), the lead ship of the class of U.S. Navy’s nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, has started sea trials after spending 20 months in port. Nimitz got underway Oct. 5 for sea trials, following an extended planned incremental availability (EPIA) that started February 2015 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington. Nimitz entered the […]

  • 12 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s newest, digitally-built, aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) now has a complete flight deck after shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries lifted the final bow section into place. The addition of the upper bow section at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division is one of the last steel structural units, known as a […]

  • 21 May 2014
    Industry news

      The Royal Navy leaked a photo of its next generation aircraft carrier’s bow section on its social media. The Prince of Wales is the second Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy currently under construction at Rosyth Royal dockyard and is expected to join the fleet in 2018.   The giant vessel, three times […]

  • 2 November 2011

      The chief of naval operations said he would review an expensive plan to move an aircraft carrier’s homeport from Virginia to Florida, accord… (stripes) [mappress] Source: stripes, November 02, 2011;

  • 11 April 2011
    Industry news

    A day after the Indian navy upgraded its second-in-command to the rank of vice admiral at the Visakhapatnam-based Eastern Command and minist… By Suman Sharma (dnaindia) [mappress] Source: dnaindia, April 11, 2011;