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First China aircraft carrier sea trial next week

First China aircraft carrier sea trial next week

China’s first aircraft carrier, Varyag — a remodeled Soviet-era vessel — will go on sea trials next week, a report said Tuesday, amid escalating tensions in the South China Sea. China’s top military official reportedly confirmed earlier this month that […]


Britain facing tough choices over Libya campaign: navy

Britain facing tough choices over Libya campaign: navy

Britain could have to make tough choices about its military priorities if the Libya campaign drags on, the head of the Royal Navy said Monday, in comments that called recent defence cuts into question. Admiral Mark Stanhope, the First Sea […]


China navy to stage exercise in western Pacific

China navy to stage exercise in western Pacific

China said Thursday it would conduct naval training drills in the western Pacific later this month, state media reported, amid lingering fears among Beijing’s neighbors about its military ambitions. The exercises will take place in international waters and are “not […]


PLA chief confirms first China aircraft carrier

PLA chief confirms first China aircraft carrier

A top Chinese military official has confirmed that Beijing is building an aircraft carrier, marking the first acknowledgement of the ship’s existence from China’s secretive armed forces. In an exclusive interview published Tuesday, the Hong Kong Commercial Daily quoted Chen […]


Navy helicopters exercise with USA’s newest aircraft carrier

Navy helicopters exercise with USA’s newest aircraft carrier

Helicopters from 849 Naval Air Squadron have been taking part in a major maritime exercise this week with the United States aircraft carrier USS George H W Bush off the west coast of Cornwall. The exercise, codenamed Saxon Warrior, is […]


Production Begins on second Aircraft Carrier for Royal Navy

Production Begins on second Aircraft Carrier for Royal Navy

Construction of HMS Prince of Wales, the second of the two new Queen Elizabeth (QE) Class aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy, started today at BAE Systems’ Govan shipyard on the Clyde. Employees and guests gathered at the shipyard as […]


UCAVs on aircraft carriers by 2018, says USN Chief

UCAVs on aircraft carriers by 2018, says USN Chief

The chief of naval operations (CNO) delivered remarks and answered questions at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., May 13. CNO Adm. Gary Roughead discussed a multitude of topics affecting the future of the Navy and its operational ability, especially […]


China’s Aircraft Carrier: Some Observations from India

China’s Aircraft Carrier: Some Observations from India

If international relations are driven by perceptions of relative strengths and weaknesses, then power projection matters the most. Power, as understood in modern statecraft, is contingent on a country’s willingness to project its capacity if not its intent. China’s initial […]


Chinese Varyag Aircraft Carrier Due to Sail Soon

Chinese Varyag Aircraft Carrier Due to Sail Soon

After nearly nine years of refurbishing work, the ex-Russian aircraft carrier Shilang will soon be carrying out her sea trials for the Chinese Navy. Originally built in a Ukrainian shipyard as a member of the Project 1143.5 class named Varyag, […]


 
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