Thursday, July 29

Aircraft Carrier

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The Navy sent another carrier on a rare trip to the high north. Here’s how sailors kept it going in harsh conditions around Alaska

US Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt sailed to Alaska in May for exercise Northern Edge. The carrier took part in the exercise in 2019, when it became the first carrier to do so in 10 years. The trips reflect the Navy's increasing focus on the Arctic and its efforts to get used to operating up there again. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Satellite photos show China’s new aircraft carrier coming together quickly and reveals more about its design

Satellite imagery shows China has made significant progress on its new carrier in recent weeks. A CSIS analysis of the latest imagery said that certain aspects of the design can now be confirmed. Different from its predecessors, the ship has a flat flight deck and catapults. LoadingSomething is loading. China has made significant progress on it...
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How China’s navy went rogue to get its first aircraft carrier

China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, is a total refit of an incomplete Soviet cruiser-carrier. China's navy acquired the carrier in the late 1990s, but it did so without approval from Beijing. After a bit of subterfuge and years of delays, the Liaoning was launched in 2012. See more stories on Insider's business page. China was proud to launch its first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, in 2012. This vessel was a refit of an incomplete Soviet Kuznetsov-class cruiser carrier.However, the story of how China got that ship in the first place may as well be a comedy — because the carrier was actually a rogue acquisition for the C...
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The US Navy practiced blasting an aircraft carrier for the first time in 34 years. Here’s what it’s testing.

The Navy's newest aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford, went through shock trials on June 18. Shock trials are meant to test how a warship's systems handle the stresses of combat. It's the first time a US carrier has undergone these tests since the USS Theodore Roosevelt in 1987. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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The UK’s new aircraft carrier has joined the fight against ISIS, and Russia is watching it closely

HMS Queen Elizabeth, the UK's new aircraft carrier, is taking on the "lion's share" of operations against ISIS in Iraq. It's the first time a British aircraft carrier has supported live military operations on the ground in over two decades. It has also drawn the interest of Russia, whose warplanes try to keep tabs on the US and British F-35 jets aboard the carrier. See more stories on Insider's business page. EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN SEA (AP) — Britain's newest aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, is helping to take on the "lion's share" of operations against the Islamic State group in Iraq, UK naval commanders said.It has also piqu...
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Explosion triggered near new US Navy aircraft carrier during shock trials registered as 3.9 magnitude earthquake

The US Navy triggered a big explosion near its new aircraft carrier Friday during shock trials. The explosion registered as a 3.9 magnitude earthquake, USNI News reported. Shock trials test the hardness of the ship to determine if it can withstand harsh battle conditions. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US Navy triggered an explosion near its new aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford, off the US East Coast on Friday during shock trials, and the big blast registered as a 3.9 magnitude earthquake, USNI News reported, citing US Geological Survey data.The US government agency recorded the activity as an "experimental ex...
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The US Navy set off explosives next to its new aircraft carrier to see if the ship can handle the shock

USS Gerald R. Ford completed the first explosive event of full-ship shock trials Friday. The Navy detonated explosives near the carrier to see how it holds up against shock and vibrations. The standard testing is designed to simulate real battle conditions. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US Navy's new supercarrier is going through shock trials, and that means setting off live explosives near the warship to simulate actual combat conditions.USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78), the first of a new class of aircraft carriers, completed the first explosive event of the ongoing full-ship shock trials on Friday off the US East C...