Tag: aircraft carrier

US Navy C-2 Aircraft Crashes With 11 On Board

Reading Time: 2 minutes A US Navy aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers has crashed into the sea off the coast of Japan. Eight people have been rescued after the plane crashed into the Philippine Sea en route to an aircraft carrier. The C-2 “Greyhound” aircraft crashed into the Pacific about 90 miles northwest of Okinotorishima, a Japanese atoll, Defense […]

Russia to Upgrade Aircraft Carrier in 2017

Reading Time: 1 minute Planned repairs and modernization of Russia’s renowned aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, will start during the first half-year of 2017 at the Zvezdochka shipyard in Severodvinsk and will take two and a half years. “The decision to start Admiral Kuznetsov’s modernization at Zvezdochka in the first six months of 2017 has been made. The project plan […]

China Declares Its First Aircraft Carrier ‘Ready for War’

Reading Time: 3 minutes China’s first aircraft carrier has this week engaged in public live-fire exercises, flexing its own weapons as well as those of its fully armed combat aircraft. Beijing has declared Liaoning to be ‘fully operational’ and ready for combat after three years of testing, training and evaluation. Now it has set about proving this is so. […]

China Claims Its First Aircraft Carrier Is Now Ready For Combat

Reading Time: 1 minute China’s first aircraft carrier is now ready to engage in combat, marking a milestone for a navy that has invested heavily in its ability to project power far from China’s shores. The Liaoning’s political commissar said in an interview with Tuesday’s Global Times newspaper that his ship is “constantly prepared to fight against enemies,” signaling […]

Russia to Begin Designing Advanced Aircraft Carrier in 2020

Reading Time: 1 minute Russia will begin designing an advanced aircraft carrier for its Navy not until 2020, a source in the shipbuilding industry told TASS on Thursday. “This work is currently underway. The actual design work will start in 2020. According to the currently existing plans, the aircraft carrier will be created in the third decade of the […]

China Building Its First Aircraft Carrier Using Soviet Plans

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first aircraft carrier to be made in China will be constructed according to the same blueprints used in building the Liaoning, a carrier which was constructed in Soviet Ukraine in the 1980’s and later sold to the People’s Liberation Army. China has confirmed that it will construct an aircraft carrier domestically for the first […]