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Good Fiction Spotlight: Raven One

So, I’ve torn into enough bad military fiction to go, “What about good military fiction?” And so I’ll answer it by pointing to a guilty-pleasure cheap thriller favorite ebook of mine: Kevin Miller’s… 181 more words


Navy Readiness: What Happens When Old Shipyards Meet a Modern Fleet?

To defend the nation’s strategic interests across the globe, in 2016 the Navy announced a goal of expanding its fleet to 355 ships—a significant increase over its previous goal of 308 ships. 448 more words

National Defense

China’s 3rd Aircraft Carrier Not Nuclear but Uses Catapult for Takeoff

IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly says in its article “China’s land-based carrier mock-up undergoing further modifications” that according to photos of the mock-up island of China’s new aircraft carrier published in Chinese online forums, “the height of the island’s forward upper superstructure on the carrier mock-up has been increased to facilitate faring in the array panels of the phased array radar. 292 more words

Can China rival the U.S. Navy in the Pacific?

Written by Robert Beckhusen.

The name Valery Vasilevich Babich is an important one in the world of aircraft carrier construction.

A 76-year-old Ukrainian shipbuilder and journalist, Babich was instrumental in the construction of the Soviet Union’s aircraft carriers including the  587 more words


Lincoln Tests F-35C Lightning II at Sea

ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) — The Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) became one of the few ships in the fleet to trap and launch the F-35C Lightning II, Sept. 302 more words

Review Article

China Rushes To Ready Its Second Carrier For Party Congress

CHINA SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY Corp. (CSIC) and Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Corp. (DSIC) are rushing to complete the construction of China’s first indigenous aircraft carrier (seen above at her mooring dock in Dalian earlier this year) so the start of her sea trials can be trumpeted at the forthcoming Party congress. 203 more words


UK's Military Promise To Japan Creates New Concerns

LONDON, Sept 2 (Bernama) — British Prime Minister Theresa May has already stirred up new concerns as she headed for home on Friday, wrapping up her three-day Japan tour, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. 337 more words

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