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  • 30 January 2006

    “I am convinced that before the end of this decade, we will see preparations for China to build its first indigenous aircraft carrier,” said Rick Fisher, the Washington-based vice president of the International Assessment and Strategy Center and an expert on the Chinese military.

  • 13 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division began flooding the dry dock where the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) has been under construction since November 2009. With the push of a dozen buttons, ship’s sponsor Susan Ford Bales initiated the flow of more than 100 million gallons of water into the dry […]

  • 26 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    One hundred days from today the biggest warship Britain has built will be officially named by Her Majesty The Queen. On July 4, the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier the Queen Elizabeth will be named by Her Majesty in a ceremony at No.1 Dock in Rosyth on the north bank of the Forth. With the […]

  • 13 August 2013

    Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) today launched India’s first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) the INS Vikrant. It took CSL four-and-a-half years since the keel laying to launch this 37,500-tonne warship. Defence Minister A. K. Antony’s wife Elizabeth launched the 37,500-tonne carrier with the presence of Union Shipping Minister G. K. Vasan and Chief of Naval Staff […]

  • 23 March 2005

    India will next month begin building an indigenously designed aircraft carrier that will tap Italian expertise and take eight years to complete, a senior naval officer announced yesterday. The carrier is designed to operate a mix of Russian MiG-29K and Kamov 31 anti-submarine helicopters and the naval variant of India’s light combat aircraft, vice chief […]

  • 15 February 2007

    Two new Royal Navy aircraft carriers could be delayed while Britain’s shipbuilding industry is restructured, a committee of MPs has said. The Commons Defence Committee warned that if the carriers were late, it could damage the country’s defence.

  • 8 January 2013

    Huntington Ingalls Industries announced, Jan. 8th, that Chris Miner has been promoted to vice president of in-service aircraft carrier programs for the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division. In his new position, Miner is responsible for planning and executing aircraft carrier overhaul programs and inactivations, including the upcoming USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) refueling and […]

  • 22 June 2011

    Russia and India agreed to begin sea trials of aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya (former Admiral Gorshkov) in Nov 2011. According to The Tribune, Indian Navy will receive the carrier in Dec 2012. Having displacement of 45,000 tons and length of 283 meters, the aircraft carrier is being presently outfitted at JSC Sevmash shipyard (Severodvinsk). According […]

  • 5 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    A huge section of HMS Prince of Wales’ hull has arrived in Rosyth as the dockyard gears up for the final assembly of the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier which will begin in September, Bae Systems said.   The section of the hull for the second aircraft carrier being delivered to the Royal Navy, […]

  • 13 October 2011

      Decision whether to build an aircraft carrier for Russian Navy will be made in six years, reports Interfax referring to Roman Trotsenko, president of JSC United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC). “Layout of new Russian aircraft carrier is being currently formed. Decision on its construction will be made in 2017″, said the USC president. Development of […]

  • 5 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division has received a $1.295 billion extension to a previously awarded construction preparation contract for the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). The contract extension enables NNS to complete an additional 343 structural units and purchase the majority of the remaining material for the ship, including items […]

  • 19 September 2011

    Japan plans to build another helicopter-carrying ship in reply to China’s acquirement of its first home-made flattop, reports Korean information agency Cho Sun. The information that China had started construction of its first aircraft carrier was circulated by Chinese media on Wednesday. Reportedly, the first Chinese-built carrier would be 320-meter long accomodating 50 deck-based aircrafts. […]

  • 19 April 2012

    Yet another stage began at Sevmash Shipyard with the repair and modernization of the aircraft carrier “Vikramaditya”. Over the last weekend the ship was unmoored from the outfitting quay wall and moved to the wiping station. During next 20 days the shipyard will be measuring the magnetic field of the aircraft. This procedure is essential for […]

  • 25 February 2013

    Last in the series of Five Pontoons, indigenously designed and being built by Goa Shipyard Ltd for the Indian Navy’s prestigious Aircraft Carrier INS VIKRAMADITYA, left GSL on 21 Feb 2013, more than two months ahead of delivery schedule. The pontoons are intended for mooring and berthing the 40,000 ton Aircraft Carrier INS Vikramaditya on […]

  • 25 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Last in the series of Five Pontoons, indigenously designed and being built by Goa Shipyard Ltd for the Indian Navy’s prestigious Aircraft Carrier INS VIKRAMADITYA, left GSL on 21 Feb 2013, more than two months ahead of delivery schedule. The pontoons are intended for mooring and berthing the 40,000 ton Aircraft Carrier INS Vikramaditya on […]

  • 5 October 2012

    The Navy and Huntington Ingalls Industries completed a record superlift Wednesday, when a 1,040-ton unit was lifted into the drydock at the Huntington Ingalls Newport News shipyard for integration with the future aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). The carrier is being constructed using a modular process that welds together smaller sections to form […]

  • 19 October 2010

    One of the Navy’s new £3 billion aircraft carriers will never carry aircraft and will sail for only three years before being mothballed and possibly sold, ministers will announce on Tuesday. The Government’s Strategic Defence and Security Review will also confirm that Britain will not have an effective “carrier strike” capability – a working aircraft […]

  • 18 June 2013

    With a famous 50-year career as the Navy’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise (CVN 65) will come full circle, returning to Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) shipyard that built her for the first inactivation of an aircraft carrier. About 100 shipbuilders who helped construct and maintain the ship over her lifetime will ride aboard for her […]

  • 19 September 2011

      Japan plans to build another helicopter-carrying ship in reply to China’s acquirement of its first home-made flattop, reports Korean information agency Cho Sun. The information that China had started construction of its first aircraft carrier was circulated by Chinese media on Wednesday. Reportedly, the first Chinese-built carrier would be 320-meter long accomodating 50 deck-based […]

  • 31 May 2011

      President John Evans Atta Mills on Monday announced that Ghana was in the process of acquiring two aircraft carriers from Brazil that could… (ghananewsagency) [mappress] Source: ghananewsagency, May 31, 2011

  • 14 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    The most iconic section of HMS Queen Elizabeth, the Forward Island containing the bridge, begun her delivery journey from the dock hall on HM Naval Base Portsmouth where the first steel was cut just 70 weeks ago. After leaving the dock hall’s basin and passing through a lock, the Forward Island paused overnight on the […]

  • 14 September 2006

    The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and the Program Executive Officer (PEO) Aircraft Carriers held a signature and awards ceremony Sept. 5 at the Washington Navy Yard to commemorate the certification of the ship specifications for the CVN 78 Class Aircraft Carriers, which makes up the CVN 21 program. NAVSEA’s Ship Design, Integration and Engineering […]