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Dragon vs elephant (Part-2): Indian Navy's role in the Indian Ocean


Given India’s interests in acquiring aircraft carriers and its doctrinal statements regarding sea-control and sea-denial, it appears that India, like China, seeks regional hegemony. It could be argued, however, that the acquisition of aircraft carriers is purely deterrent in nature and cannot be construed as being offensive in this case. 2,548 more words


Britain's Newest Aircraft Carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth Power Up For The First Time

From BBC News

HMS Queen Elizabeth’s huge diesel generators have been powered up for the first time at the home of the UK’s aircraft carrier programme in Rosyth. 246 more words

Russia To Start Construction Of New Aircraft Carrier After 2025, Build 8 Patrol Ships By 2020

By Kukil Bora @KukilBora

The Russian Aircraft Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov in the Mediterranean Sea. Reuters

Russia plans to start construction of an aircraft carrier after 2025, the Russian TASS news agency reported Monday, citing a source in the country’s military industrial complex. 303 more words

NEWS: F-35B Lightning II conducts first ski-jump take off

In a scene that will no doubt tug on the nostalgic heart strings of many who remember Royal Navy Harriers leaping in to the air off the end of a carrier’s deck the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II V/STOL fighter has conducted its first such take off. 235 more words


Managing the Unexpected

Managing the Unexpected: Assuring High Performance in an Age of Complexity

by Karl E. Weick and Kathleen M. Sutcliffe

University of Michigan business school professors Weick and Sutcliffe studied common management attributes of “high reliability organizations” (HROs) such as aircraft carriers and nuclear power plants, where glitches can have deadly consequences. 972 more words

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Navy Tests New Electromagnetic Catapult

On an aircraft carrier getting planes off the deck as quickly as possible can be life or death.


The developments that led to this catapult are the result of nearly a century of carrier operations. 170 more words

Air Craft Carrier

Aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) (also known by crewmembers as “the Big Stick” or within the navy simply as TR) is the fourth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. Her radio call sign is Rough Rider, the name of President Theodore Roosevelt’s volunteer cavalry unit during the Spanish–American War. 197 more words