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India Specifies 65,000-Tonne Aircraft Carrier, with Catapult

For the first time, the size and specifications of the Indian Navy's future aircraft carrier have been officially acknowledged. The navy has written to...

US Navy Plans to Equip Next-Generation Aircraft Carriers With Laser Weapons

US Navy officials are pinning their hopes on laser and directed-energy weapons, claiming that lasers would even replace some existing missile systems, providing...

Indian Navy Floats Out New Aircraft Carrier

India's new indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC), the INS Vikrant, has been floated out of her building drydock and towed over to a fitting-out quay...

Marine Corps Proves F-35B’s Capability At Sea

The Marine Corps F-35B operational test (OT-1) successfully concluded aboard a U.S. Navy amphibious ship, USS Wasp (LHD-1), on May 29, 2015. Setting off from...

HII Awarded Contract For Design of Aircraft Carrier CVN 79

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) received a $3.35 billion contract award for the detail design and construction of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy...

New Surveillance System for Future Royal Navy Aircraft Carriers Revealed

A new helicopter-borne surveillance system has been chosen to protect the Royal Navy’s future Queen Elizabeth Class carriers. The MOD and Lockheed Martin UK, as...

US Navy Announces Successful Test of Electromagnetic Catapult on CVN 78

The Navy conducted the first-ever, shipboard, full-speed catapult shots using the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) aboard the aircraft carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Gerald...

Will Russia build a fleet of supercarriers

Russian defense officials' plans to build a supercarrier have been scrutinized at home and abroad. However, the idea could have a surprisingly practical...

China building second aircraft carrier: PLA colonel

China is building its second aircraft carrier, a senior naval officer has told media, the most explicit confirmation yet of a widely expected move...

China building second aircraft carrier: reports

A firm has won a contract to supply cabling for a second Chinese aircraft carrier, comments by local authorities suggested in the latest...