India Edges Closer to Third Aircraft Carrier, Expand MPA Fleet

October 9, 2023 @ 07:30 AM

India is advancing its naval capabilities with plans for a third aircraft carrier and an expansion of its Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) fleet. Admiral R

Italian Navy’s Cavour Aircraft Carrier, Horizon-class Destroyers to undergo Maintenance

July 21, 2023 @ 04:11 AM

Orizzonte Sistemi Navali (OSN) has signed with the Directorate of Naval Armaments of the Secretariat General of Defence / National Armaments Directorate, the Maintenance in Operational Conditions (MOC) Framework Agreement for the

India Confirms Rafale-M Aircraft's Selection for its Navy

July 15, 2023 @ 06:06 AM

The Indian Government has finally purchased 26 French Rafale-Marine deck-based combat aircraft for its Navy. Dassault Aviation said, “This decision comes after a successful trial campaign held in India, during which the Navy Rafale demonstrated that it fully met the Indian Navys operational requirements and was perfectly suited to the specificities...

Indian Navy's Vikramaditya, Vikrant Showcase Combined Carrier Operations in Indian Oceans

June 10, 2023 @ 12:43 PM

The Indian Navy conducted an exercise in the Arabian Sea with INS Vikramaditya and the indigenously built INS Vikrant as the center of attraction. The exercise involved Aircraft Carriers INS Vikramaditya and INS Vikrant- along with a diverse fleet of ships, submarines and aircraft

General Atomics Secures $1.2B EMALS Contract for U.S., French Aircraft Carrier Projects...

June 8, 2023 @ 07:18 AM

General Atomics has won nearly $1.2 billion to provide Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) hardware for the CVN 81 aircraft carrier

China Plans More Aircraft Carriers

April 24, 2023 @ 06:35 AM

The Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) revealed plans to build additional aircraft carriers for its Navy, while third such warship Fujian held propulsion tests. On April 23, China celebrated the 74th founding anniversary of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy

Chinese J-15 Catapult-launch Aircraft Ready to be Deployed?

March 20, 2023 @ 11:18 AM

The Chinese Peoples Liberation Army Navy (PLA-N) appears to be close to fielding a catapult-launch version of the Chinese J-15 carrier borne aircraft that will be deployed on the Fujian aircraft carrier. Sketches of the catapult-launch version of Chinese J-15 carrier borne aircraft have appeared on social media in recent days suggesting that the carrier, the first in China to be equipped with a catapult launch and arrested landing system, is getting ready for its sea trials

Huntington Ingalls Cleared to Produce 3D Printed Parts for Aircraft Carriers, Submarines

March 8, 2023 @ 07:27 AM

Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding division recently received approval as a vendor to provide some additive manufacturing components to Naval Sea Systems (NAVSEA) platforms. The certification enables NNS to use additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, to fabricate pipefittings or other potential components for use on aircraft carriers, submarines and other NAVSEA platforms

China’s $224B Defense Budget to Focus on Advanced Warplanes, Ships, Troop Welfare...

March 6, 2023 @ 07:34 AM

Procurement of advanced warplanes such as the J-20 stealth jet and multi-role J-16 besides commissioning of the third aircraft carrier ‘Fujian and increased welfare of its troops will be focus of a 1.5537 trillion yuan ($224