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X-47B Makes First Arrested Landing at Sea

X-47B Makes First Arrested Landing at Sea

The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator completed its first carrier-based arrested landing on board USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) off the coast of Virginia July 10. “It isn’t very often you get a glimpse of the future. […]


CVN 78: A True Leap Ahead for the Navy and Naval Aviation

CVN 78: A True Leap Ahead for the Navy and Naval Aviation

By Rear Adm. Tom Moore, Program Executive Officer, Aircraft Carriers This year has been an exciting and rewarding year for aircraft carriers. In December 2012, we said good-bye to probably our most legendary aircraft carrier and held a formal inactivation […]


Indian Carrier Sails from Russia for Final Sea Trials

Indian Carrier Sails from Russia for Final Sea Trials

A Russian-built aircraft carrier refitted for the Indian navy has set sail for final sea trials prior to handover, a senior Russian defense industry official said Wednesday – five years after it was originally due to be delivered, and more […]


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 […]


 
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