China Plans More Aircraft Carriers

April 24, 2023 @ 06:35 AM

The Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) revealed plans to build additional aircraft carriers for its Navy, while third such warship Fujian held propulsion tests. On April 23, China celebrated the 74th founding anniversary of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy

Chinese J-15 Catapult-launch Aircraft Ready to be Deployed?

March 20, 2023 @ 11:18 AM

The Chinese Peoples Liberation Army Navy (PLA-N) appears to be close to fielding a catapult-launch version of the Chinese J-15 carrier borne aircraft that will be deployed on the Fujian aircraft carrier. Sketches of the catapult-launch version of Chinese J-15 carrier borne aircraft have appeared on social media in recent days...

Huntington Ingalls Cleared to Produce 3D Printed Parts for Aircraft Carriers, Submarines

March 8, 2023 @ 07:27 AM

Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding division recently received approval as a vendor to provide some additive manufacturing components to Naval Sea Systems (NAVSEA) platforms. The certification enables NNS to use additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, to fabricate pipefittings or other potential components for use on aircraft carriers, submarines and other...

China’s $224B Defense Budget to Focus on Advanced Warplanes, Ships, Troop Welfare...

March 6, 2023 @ 07:34 AM

Procurement of advanced warplanes such as the J-20 stealth jet and multi-role J-16 besides commissioning of the third aircraft carrier ‘Fujian and increased welfare of its troops will be focus of a 1.5537 trillion yuan ($224

U.S. Could Deploy 'Lightening Carriers' Equipped with F-35Bs in Conflict with China...

December 9, 2022 @ 06:31 AM

The US Navy could use amphibious assault ships equipped with short-take-off-and-landing F-35B stealth jets dubbed 'lightning carriers' to quickly reach trouble spots in a possible conflict with China over Taiwan.The lightning carrier concept involves using converted amphibious assault ships (LHAs) carrying Lockheed Martin F-35B “Lightning II” stealth jets

Design of Latest French Aircraft Carrier PANG Breaks Cover

October 19, 2022 @ 10:24 AM

An updated design of the French Navys future aircraft carrier PANG (porte-avions de nouvelle génération) was introduced by manufacturers at the ongoing Euronaval 2022

North Korea Fires Short-range Ballistic Missile to "Welcome" U.S. Aircraft Carrier to...

September 26, 2022 @ 12:37 PM

In what appears to be a protest against U.S

China’s 3rd Aircraft Carrier Starts Mooring Trials

September 26, 2022 @ 06:43 AM

The Chinese Peoples Liberation Armys (PLA) third aircraft carrier “Fujian” has started mooring trials, the country's state broadcaster announced Friday. Fujian is Chinas first aircraft carrier with a fully indigenous design, featuring a CATOBAR system and electromagnetic catapults