Many of my blog articles are borne from reading articles on the BBC News website, and this is the latest. On May 26th, Alexander Neill, (described as the Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow at the IISS Asia) wrote an article entitled “Japan’s growing concern over China’s naval might” ( 482 more words
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NORFOLK, Va. – The future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) returned to Naval Station Norfolk Friday after successfully completing acceptance sea trials.
The first of a new class of aircraft carrier for the Navy, the trials were conducted by the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) in the Atlantic Ocean from May 24-26. 146 more words
Source: Zero Hedge
One month ago, when we first discussed that in addition to the CVN-70 Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group, the US was deploying two more carriers toward the Korean peninsula, some took the Yonhap-sourced report skeptically: after all, what’s the incremental symbolic impact of having three, or even two aircraft carriers next to North Korea when just one would more than suffice. 439 more words
Photo credit: MC3 Chris Bartlett – http://www.defenseimagery.mil/imageRetrieve.action?guid=d6353ad89bf7c67721a5b65958a2aa4395df9181&t=2, Public Domain, Link
Russia might deploy two fantastic nuclear submarines specifically built to survive the deadly cold of the Arctic Circle, and one of these submarines will be the first outfitted with “wings” like an aircraft, that is, if it’s got the money to do so. 409 more words
MOSCOW : Russia will build its first helicopter carrier by 2022, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said on Thursday.
“The cycle of building a helicopter carrier is at least four years; yes, somewhere by 2022,” the deputy defense minister said. 131 more words
The new U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford got underway today for her acceptance trails, paving the way for the ship to be formally commissioned into service later this year. 549 more words