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US Navy Takes First Steps Into the World of Carrier-Based UAS

US Navy Takes First Steps Into the World of Carrier-Based UAS

In a matter of a few weeks, the U.S. Navy has begun a journey that could well revolutionize airborne operations at sea. On May 8, an unmanned aerial system (UAS) was successfully launched by catapult from the deck of the […]


China’s First Aircraft Carrier Leaves Homeport for Sea Trials

China’s First Aircraft Carrier Leaves Homeport for Sea Trials

China’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, has left its homeport of Qingdao in east China’s Shandong Province to conduct scientific experiments and sea training, naval authorities said Tuesday. This was the first time for the carrier to leave its homeport […]


First Carrier Countermeasure Anti-Torpedo Launched

First Carrier Countermeasure Anti-Torpedo Launched

USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) conducted the first aircraft carrier-borne end-to-end at-sea test of the Surface Ship Torpedo Defense (SSTD) System, the Navy announced, June 6. The SSTD System combines the passive detection capability of the Torpedo Warning […]


Former UK aircraft carrier towed to Turkey for scrap

Former UK aircraft carrier towed to Turkey for scrap

HMS Ark Royal, formerly Britain’s flagship aircraft carrier, sailed out of its home port on Monday to be scrapped in Turkey. Britain, which has always prided itself on its sea power, will have to do without the ability to launch […]


X-47B Catapulted from US Navy Aircraft Carrier

X-47B Catapulted from US Navy Aircraft Carrier

USS George H.W. Bush (AT SEA): The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator (UCAS-D) completed its first ever carrier-based catapult launch from USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) off the coast of Virginia today. “Today we saw a small, but […]


China’s Navy Forms First Carrier-Borne Jet Force

China’s Navy Forms First Carrier-Borne Jet Force

A carrier-borne aviation force has been formally established as part of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, military sources said on Friday. The forming of the force, approved by the Central Military Commission (CMC), demonstrates that the development of China’s […]


X-47B Completes Key Milestone As It Prepares for Carrier Tests At Sea

X-47B Completes Key Milestone As It Prepares for Carrier Tests At Sea

The Navy’s X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator completed its first-ever arrested landing here May 4, another key step to mature the system for its historic carrier-based tests later this month. “Landing an unmanned aircraft on an aircraft carrier […]


China’s Second Aircraft Carrier Will Be “Larger”

China’s Second Aircraft Carrier Will Be “Larger”

A senior officer with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy said on Tuesday that “China will have more than one aircraft carrier.” Song Xue, deputy chief of staff of the PLA Navy, told foreign military attaches at a ceremony to […]


Are US Navy’s super carriers a relic of wars past?

Are US Navy’s super carriers a relic of wars past?

Budget pressures at the Pentagon have renewed a debate about the value of the US Navy’s giant aircraft carriers, with critics arguing the warships are fast becoming costly relics in a new era of warfare. With the Pentagon facing $500 […]


 
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