Sri Lankan Navy Commissions China-Gifted Frigate

August 23, 2019 @ 02:25 AM

Sri Lanka Navy renamed China-gifted frigate "P625" as "Parakramabahu" and commissioned it into naval service. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva, Ambassador of China to Sri Lanka Cheng Xueyuan, Defense Attache of the Chinese Embassy Senior Colonel Xu Jianwei and Sri Lanka senior...

China’s First Indigenously-Built Carrier To Be Inducted By Year-End

August 22, 2019 @ 07:01 AM

Chinas first indigenously built aircraft carrier, the “Type 001A” is likely to be inducted into Peoples Liberation Army-Navy (PLAN) by the end of 2019, Chinese media reported. The 65,000 tonne carrier will be countrys second carrier to be commissioned to service after the 58,000 tonne Liaoning

36 Fighters to be Based on China's Second Aircraft Carrier

August 14, 2019 @ 09:08 AM

China's second aircraft carrier "Type 001A" could carry at least 36 domestically developed J-15 fighter jets along with helicopters, Chinese state media reported Tuesday. The Type 001A can thus carry over 12 additional aircraft in comparison to the first carrier “Liaoning

Huntington Ingalls’ “Tripoli” Amphibious Assault Ship Completes Builder’s Trials

July 23, 2019 @ 10:22 AM

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII)s newly built “Tripoli” amphibious assault ship (LHA 7) has completed builders trials, the company announced Monday. The second ship in the America-class spent four days at sea in the Gulf of Mexico, testing the ships main propulsion, combat and other systems before returning to HIIs Ingalls Shipbuilding...

South Korea To Build Ship That Can Double Up As Carrier For...

July 23, 2019 @ 09:38 AM

South Korea is set to launch a new project to build a ship on which short-takeoff-and-vertical-landing (STOVL) aircraft such as the F-35B stealth jets it is seeking to buy, can be operated. The decision to build the carrier-type vessel, expected to be operational by late 2020s, was taken on July...

Indian Aircraft Carrier INS Vikramaditya to Undergo Maintenance, Upgrade in 2020

July 8, 2019 @ 10:51 AM

Indian aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya will undergo scheduled maintenance and upgrade to some of its systems in 2020 which will be carried out by Russian shipbuilding firm, Sevmash. “Since ship delivery in 2013, its crew has been provided with qualified technical support in the maintenance and repair of shipboard equipment, regular supply of the necessary spare parts has been organized, and retrofitting of the corresponding onshore infrastructure has been underway,” Alexander Mikheev, head of Russian arms exporting agency, Rosoboronexport said

India To ‘Scrap’ Project To Convert INS Viraat To Heritage Site

July 8, 2019 @ 10:03 AM

The Indian government, after consultation with the navy has decided to sell the decommissioned aircraft carrier, the INS Viraat, for scrap after its effort to convert it into a heritage site failed. Viraat, a Centaur class aircraft carrier weighing 27,800 tonnes, had served in the British Navy as “HMS Hermes” for 25 years from November 1959 to April 1984

Russia’s Conventional Alternative To Planned Nuclear-Powered Carrier Will Be Better Than UK’s...

June 25, 2019 @ 10:51 AM

Russias Krylov State Scientific Center will unveil the model of a new aircraft carrier with a conventional propulsion unit, touted to be better than UKs Queen Elizabeth carrier, as an alternative to the Moscows planned nuclear-powered carrier, at the Army-2019 event held between June 25-30. "This year, we will demonstrate a full-fledged aircraft carrier featuring a gas turbine unit with a displacement of about 60,000 tonnes

Russia's Next Aircraft Carrier to be Nuclear Powered

June 13, 2019 @ 03:58 PM

Russia has begun working on its next aircraft carrier which is to be powered by nuclear energy, a source from the country's defense ministry said Wednesday. "The Statement Of Objectives (SOO) on the new aircraft carrier is now being created and has not yet been sent to the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC)," the source told TASS

Huntington Wins $687M Early Service Life Period Work On USS Gerald R...

June 13, 2019 @ 07:58 AM

Huntington Ingalls Industries has won a $687 contract for early service life period work on USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)

General Dynamics To Supply MK 46 MOD 2 Gun Weapon System for...

June 6, 2019 @ 07:53 AM

General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) has won a $25.5 million contract for the production of the MK 46 MOD 2 Gun Weapon System (GWS) for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and Landing Platform Dock (LPD) programs, along with fiscal 2019 spares requirement

Chinese Aircraft Carrier Conducts Landing, Takeoff Tests

June 3, 2019 @ 08:16 AM

Chinas first domestically-developed aircraft carrier, Type 001A has completed sea trials involving landing and takeoff tests, according to the Chinese media. The carrier had embarked on its sixth sea trial on May 25