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  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 23 February 2016
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 24 October 2016
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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
    Authorities

    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
    Vessels

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 June 2020
    Vessels

    The US Navy’s nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) departed Apra Harbor to continue its scheduled deployment in the Indo-Pacific on June 4.

  • 5 December 2016
    Authorities

    A Russian SU-33 aircraft crashed on December 3 while attempting to land on the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, according to a report by The Aviationist. The Russian Ministry of Defense has confirmed that the Su-33 fighter jet skidded off the dock after the arresting cable broke. The pilot sustained no injuries and was brought onboard the […]

  • 11 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    USA and India have formed a Joint Working Group for possible co-operation in the field of aircraft carrier technologies in the future. The collaboration, which will result in building aircraft carriers, is expected to significantly boost the Indian Navy’s capabilities. Indian Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar released the information of the Joint Working Group in […]

  • 11 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Pilots in charge of the U.S. Navy’s E-2C Hawkeye saved the day on March 18, 2016 as they managed to keep the plane airborne after arresting gear snapped aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. A video, part of a Navy report, has now been obtained by The Virginian Pilot through the Freedom of Information Act […]

  • 5 January 2012
    Industry news

    China’s first aircraft carrier is likely to be commissioned officially early this year, according to press reports… (chosun) [mappress] Source: chosun, January 05, 2012; Image: ifeng

  • 7 December 2015
    Authorities, Industry news

    Indian Navy’s aircraft carrier, INS Viraat, the oldest aircraft carrier in service in the world, might become an aircraft carrier museum. The last British-built ship in the Indian Navy is planned to be decommissioned after it participates in the International Fleet Review 2016, which will take place in February in Visakhapatnam, India. The Indian Government […]

  • 13 October 2011
    Industry news

      Decision whether to build an aircraft carrier for Russian Navy will be made in six years, reports Interfax referring to Roman Trotsenko, president of JSC United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC). “Layout of new Russian aircraft carrier is being currently formed. Decision on its construction will be made in 2017”, said the USC president. Development of […]

  • 23 December 2013
    Industry news

    China has announced that it is constructing a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the biggest ever to be indigenously-built, according to qianzahn.com. With this move, China will match the aircraft carrier capacity of the US Navy. The 110,000-ton super aircraft carrier should be launched by 2020. Currently, the US Navy disposes of 10 Nimitz-class aircraft carriers, which […]

  • 19 January 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Buckingham Palace, the London residence of the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, has agreed Princess Royal Jetty as the new name for the berth at Portsmouth Naval Base which will accommodate the 65,000-tonne HMS Queen Elizabeth. The jetty, currently known as Middle Slip Jetty, is being strengthened and upgraded to support the carrier which is […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 January 2020
    Vessels

    France will have to choose the dismantling location for its former Clemenceau-class aircraft carrier Foch (R-99), which was sold to Brazil in 2000 and renamed Sao Paulo. Back in 2005, Foch’s sister vessel Clemenceau left France despite fierce protests about improper disposal and a lack of facilities for the management of toxic waste on the […]