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  • Expert: China-Made Aircraft Carrier May Enter Water At Year End

    09/29/2016 6:11:34 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    China Military Online ^ | September 28, 2016
    BEIJING --- Photos about the progress of China's first home-made aircraft carrier were revealed online again lately. Britain's Jane's Defence Weekly claimed that the carrier island is already lifted in place, a milestone before China's second aircraft carrier enters water. Military expert Cao Weidong said in an interview that China's first home-made aircraft carrier is likely to have Active Phased Array Radar (APAR) and can carry 40-50 aircraft of various types at most. Laser weapon will probably find its way to future carriers and large vessels too. According to Cao, carrier island installation is the last step of building the...
  • Can Putin’s Aircraft Carrier Stay Afloat on Its Syria Mission?

    09/14/2016 2:37:47 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | September 13, 2016 | Paul McLeary
    The last time Russia’s sole aircraft carrier sailed into the Mediterranean Sea, five years ago, the U.S. Navy’s 6th Fleet kept a close eye on its progress. The concern among American officers wasn’t the ship’s contingent of fighter planes; instead, it was the very real worry it would sink and necessitate a potentially risky rescue operation. The 26-year-old Admiral Kuznetsov made it through that 2011 deployment without sinking and is now headed back to the eastern Mediterranean this fall as part of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s effort to use Syria as a showcase for his new model military. But the...
  • New Chinese aircraft carrier to hit water by end of year

    08/24/2016 5:46:10 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 21 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review ^ | August 24, 2016
    The arched bow, known as a ski jump deck, is a feature of China's second aircraft carrier based on a former Soviet design. TOKYO -- China's first domestically built aircraft carrier will likely be set afloat by the end of the year, according to multiple Chinese military sources. The country already has an aircraft carrier named the Liaoning, but that vessel is a refurbished former Soviet carrier. Beijing purchased the ship, then known as the Varyag, from Ukraine more than a decade ago. The new vessel is believed to share its basic design with the Liaoning. The two ships are...
  • China’s Fleet of ‘Carrier Killer’ Destroyers Is Growing

    08/11/2016 6:53:06 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 08/10/2016 | RYAN PICKRELL
    China recently produced another “carrier killer” destroyer, the latest in an ever-expanding fleet of Chinese ships capable of threatening American naval power in the highly-contested Asia Pacific. The eleventh People’s Liberation Army Navy Type 052D Luyang III-class destroyer, an elite class of guided-missile destroyers, took to the waters just last week. As is, China already has more of these ships than Japan has Aegis destroyers. The newest addition to China’s collection of Type 052D destroyers was built by Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC). This is the second ship of this type that DSIC has completed. The first is currently in...
  • Fatal crash of Chinese J-15 carrier jet puts question mark over troubled programme

    07/29/2016 7:18:30 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 27 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Wednesday, 27 July, 2016 | Choi Chi-yuk
    Mainland state media confirmed for the first time yesterday that a home-grown, carrier-based J-15 jet fighter crashed during training in April. The crash could deal a blow to the development of the fighter jet and cast a shadow over the PLA Navy’s blue sea strategy and aircraft carrier programme. J-15s are the core jet fighters for the mainland’s aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, and other more advanced domestic carriers reportedly under construction. At the critical moment, Zhang tried his best to save the aircraft. When the pushrods failed, he ejected and died as a result of an injury on landingCNR REPORT...
  • Russia Offers India Nuclear-Powered Supercarrier

    07/11/2016 11:30:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | July 12, 2016 | Franz-Stefan Gady
    Last week, a Russian delegation visiting New Delhi offered the Indian Navy Russia’s latest supercarrier design, dubbed Project 23000E Shtorm (Storm), for purchase, Defense News reports, based on information provided by a senior Indian Navy official. According to the article, a Russian diplomat based in India confirmed that an offer has been made.
  • Trump: 82% Chance of Winning Indiana

    04/23/2016 7:19:43 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 213 replies
    538 ^ | 4/23/2016 | Nate Silver
    Just the link to 538
  • Donald Trump rails against Carrier during rally at Indiana State Fairgrounds (Pence, Christie)

    04/21/2016 7:40:14 AM PDT · by GilGil · 107 replies
    Fox 59 News ^ | 4/20/2106 | Kylee Wierks
    “Governor Pence was pleased to welcome Mr. Trump back to Indiana and hear firsthand his plans for the country. The Governor was also grateful for the opportunity to describe Indiana's economic success and expressed his desire to have a partner in the White House who will help advance pro-growth economic policies, reduce burdensome regulation and curb the size and scope of government. With more than 130,000 new private sector jobs created since he took office, Governor Pence believes addressing these issues is critical in order for Indiana to continue to be a great place to live, work and raise a...
  • Ohio lost 112,500 jobs due to trade with TPP countries

    03/07/2016 6:58:18 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 83 replies ^ | 03/07/16 | Olivera Perkins
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Ohio lost 112,500 jobs in 2015 resulting from the United States' trade deficit with countries that are part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, according to an analysis by the Economic Policy Institute. That places Ohio sixth, in terms of the percentage of jobs lost to trade with TPP countries, among the 50 states and the District of Columbia ranked in the report released Thursday by the liberal Washington, D.C.-based think tank. The lost jobs represent nearly 2.2 percent of employment in Ohio, according to the analysis. The total number of lost jobs includes those directly and indirectly impacted...
  • Golden oldie Clinton video: “There is no way to legislate against outsourcing”

    03/13/2016 11:47:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Hot ^ | March 13, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Sometimes the two parties just aren’t that far apart during campaign season, and in a populist moment such as the one we’re experiencing right now that axiom is being proven true on the subject of free trade and job outsourcing. Currently, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders seem to be in a battle to see which one of them can sound the most like Donald Trump when it comes to offshoring American jobs, but Clinton is being hit with yet another vignette from her long history of paid speeches. Fox News dredged up an old clip of her from 2005 speaking...
  • Ohio's 'dirty little secret': blue-collar Democrats for Trump

    03/10/2016 8:39:10 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/10/16 | Tim Reid
    If Donald Trump wins the Republican Party nomination, his path to the White House will run through this working-class city with a knack for picking presidents. No Republican has ever won the White House without Ohio. And nowhere better reflects the challenges and opportunities Trump faces in his 2016 presidential quest than Canton, a once-booming industrial city that, like Ohio and the rest of America’s rust belt, is going through profound economic and demographic change. Canton, a gritty northeastern Ohio city where the once-dominant steel industry has been in decline for 20 years, is the heart of Stark County, a...
  • China plans aircraft carrier battlegroups to protect offshore interests

    03/04/2016 1:23:50 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 29 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Thursday, 03 March, 2016 | Zhen Liu
    China is building aircraft carrier battlegroups and plans to deploy them not only in the disputed East and South China seas, but also to protect the country’s overseas ­interests. Rear Admiral Yin Zhuo, who served as a national political adviser and sits on the navy’s advisory board on cybersecurity, told the state-run Xinhua News Agency that building aircraft carriers served to “defend China’s sovereignty of the islands and reefs, maritime rights and overseas ­interests”. The defence ministry confirmed this year that China was building its second aircraft carrier, its first wholly home-made one. Xinhua mentioned China’s growing interests overseas, including...
  • Trump to protesters: ‘Are you from Mexico?’ and ‘All lives matter’

    02/29/2016 1:09:37 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 57 replies ^ | February 29 at 3:14 PM | Fenit Nirappil
    Trump to protesters: ‘Are you from Mexico?’ and ‘All lives matter’ By Fenit Nirappil February 29 at 3:14 PM RADFORD, VA. — A Donald Trump rally in southwest Virginia on the eve of Super Tuesday turned nasty, with repeated disruptions by protesters, and a scuffle between a Secret Service agent and a photographer. Trump addressed a crowd of thousands in a Radford University gymnasium, as many more waited outside. The Republican front-runner started his remarks by citing a new CNN poll showing him with a huge national lead. The New York billionaire is poised to win many of the states...
  • Why Trump Is Winning on Jobs and the Economy

    02/24/2016 9:11:51 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 47 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 24,2016 | Andy Puzder
    Jobs and the economy are top of mind for voters from both parties this election cycle according to a recent Gallup poll. This is hardly a surprise. But what was a surprise to many is the importance of immigration and free trade as economic issues for working class voters and the level of betrayal they feel with respect to their governments handling of these issues. These voters feel stuck between free trade policies that encourage companies to move good paying jobs outside the U.S. and the failure to enforce our immigration laws allowing people here illegally to take jobs that...

    02/20/2016 12:39:01 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 67 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | Feb. 20, 2016 | Karl Denninger
    Well then, you must like losing your job to someone in Mexico who will make $3/hour. Union leaders at an air conditioner factory in Indianapolis threatened with losing 1,400 jobs to Mexico said on Tuesday the plants owner expects to pay Mexican workers $3 an hour compared to an average of more than $20 an hour for the U.S. workers. "We have not given up the fight yet," said Chuck Jones, president of the United Steelworkers union local that represents workers at the Carrier Corp plant. "But Carrier has pretty well indicated that the wage differential is too great and...
  • Carrier’s Move to Mexico Was Entirely Predictable

    02/19/2016 5:57:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/19/2016 | by Jillian Kay Melchior
    Carrier Corporation garnered national attention last week with a gauche announcement that it would close down its Indianapolis manufacturing facility, lay off 1,400 workers, and move to Mexico -- all this despite receiving millions in federal support to create domestic green jobs. That Carrier got this federal support was well known. Now, National Review has learned that, under the Obama administration, Carrier's parent company, United Technologies Corporation, also received more than $121 million in tax credits from the Department of Energy through the Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit, known also as the 48C Program, a stimulus-funded program created for the...
  • In Defense of Carrier

    02/18/2016 6:48:18 PM PST · by Entrepreneur · 53 replies
    Contracting Business Magazine ^ | 2/18/2016 | Matt Michel
    Unless you live under a rock, you must have heard how Carrier made national news over a pending plant closure. Whether you sell Carrier, or not, and whether you like Carrier, or not, you should defend the manufacturer because that’s defending the industry, your industry. What Happened? Carrier announced the closure of its Indianapolis plant with production transferred to Monterrey, Mexico. During a meeting where the closure was announced to employees, one employee whipped out a smart phone and recorded three and half minutes of the announcement, posted it on YouTube, which was picked up by Drudge, and went viral....
  • Carrier to relocate 1,400 Indianapolis jobs to Mexico

    02/11/2016 1:15:04 PM PST · by Red Badger · 136 replies ^ | 12:45 PM, February 10, 2016 | by Matt Adams
    <p>INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 10, 2016) – Carrier plans to relocate its Indianapolis operations to Mexico over the next three years, a move that will affect about 1,400 jobs.</p> <p>Jobs will begin transitioning to Monterrey, Mexico, in 2017, with completion estimated in 2019. The company manufactures heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems at its plant located on West Morris Street.</p>
  • Trump weighs in on Carrier relocation to Mexico

    02/13/2016 1:21:48 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 280 replies
    RTV6.COM ^ | 13 FEBRUARY 2016 | RTV6.COM
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Donald Trump is weighing in on the news that Carrier is moving from Indianapolis to Mexico. 1,400 workers at the heating, cooling, air conditioning, and refrigeration company got word Wednesday that the plant was being relocated to Monterrey.
  • Carrier moving operations to Mexico

    02/10/2016 1:55:34 PM PST · by John W · 96 replies
    WISHTV.COM ^ | February 10, 2016 | Staff Reports
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - An Indianapolis manufacturing facility is moving operations to Mexico, impacting 1,400 jobs. Carrier, currently located on West Morris Street, will be moving operations to Monterrey, Mexico beginning in 2017. The move is expected to be complete in 2019. A release by the company said there would be no immediate impact on jobs. The company says the proposal to move is subject to "discussions with local union representatives." "This decision is difficult and we recognize the impact on employees, their families and the community. We are committed to ensuring that our employees are treated respectfully and to working...
  • Trump Only Candidate to Address 1,400 Indianapolis Workers Whose Jobs Are Being Sent to Mexico

    02/13/2016 9:35:55 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 175 replies ^ | February 13
    During tonight's CBS Republican presidential debate, Donald Trump was the only candidate to address the news that Carrier will be sending hundreds of American jobs to Mexico. The GOP frontrunner said that under a President Trump, Carrier would stay and "build in the United States because we are killing ourselves with trade pacts that are no good for us and no good for our workers." Video footage emerged yesterday, which went viral, capturing the anger and heartache of 1,400 Indianapolis workers who were informed that they soon would be out of work, as their company will be sending their jobs...
  • Donald Trump Only Candidate to Address 1400 Indianapolis Workers Whose Jobs Are Being Sent to Mexico

    02/14/2016 5:09:29 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 103 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/13/2016 | JULIA HAHN
    During tonight's CBS Republican presidential debate, Donald Trump was the only candidate to address the news that Carrier will be sending hundreds of American jobs to Mexico. The GOP frontrunner said that under a President Trump, Carrier would stay and "build in the United States because we are killing ourselves with trade pacts that are no good for us and no good for our workers." Video footage emerged yesterday, which went viral, capturing the anger and heartache of 1,400 Indianapolis workers who were informed that they soon would be out of work, as their company will be sending their jobs...
  • Carrier to relocate Indianapolis manufacturing operations to Mexico, 1,400 jobs affected

    02/11/2016 10:13:47 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 82 replies
    WTHR ^ | 2-11-2016 | Mary Milz
    This is a major economic blow to Indianapolis' struggling manufacturing sector. One of the City's largest employers, Carrier, announced it's closing its manufacturing facility on Indianapolis' west side, eliminating 1,400 jobs. The layoffs will begin in 2017 and be spread over three years according to the Indianapolis Star. Carrier's president of HVAC systems, Chris Nelson, says the move is part of the "continued migration of the HVAC industry to Mexico, including our suppliers and competitors, and ongoing cost and pricing pressures driven, in part, by new regulatory requirements." Let me guess that more than a few of these workers at...
  • US must apologize over marines entrance to Iran waters ("American military in Gulf never innocent")

    01/13/2016 1:36:50 AM PST · by Dave346 · 26 replies
    MNA ^ | Jan. 13
    TEHRAN, Jan. 13 (MNA) – Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said IRGC Navy will decide about detained US marines who illegally entered Iran waters once chain of command passes down its orders. “All vessels must give prior notice if they want to sail through another country’s waters, especially if they are military,” said Ali Fadavi, Commander of the IRGC (the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps) Navy, referring to the two American riverine command boats that had illegally crossed into Iranian territorial waters around Farsi Island in the Persian Gulf. “In the world of international relations, there is only one instance of innocent...
  • Amid maritime disputes, China confirms building second carrier

    12/31/2015 4:08:20 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu, 31 Dec 2015 | Ben Blanchard and Megha Rajagopalan
    BEIJING, Dec 31 (Reuters) - After months of speculation, China confirmed on Thursday it is building a second aircraft carrier to go with an existing one bought second-hand, as neighbours worry about Beijing's new assertiveness to claims in the South China Sea. Defence Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun said the carrier had been designed in China and was being built in the port of Dalian. Foreign military analysts and Chinese media have for months published satellite images, photographs and news stories purporting to show the second carrier's development. "China has a long coast line and a vast maritime area under our...
  • New Video Reveals Evolving Flight Operations Off China's Carrier Liaoning

    12/28/2015 10:13:50 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | December 28, 2015 | Tyler Rogoway
    New video has surfaced showing operations aboard China’s only aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, complete with the head of the Chinese Navy’s making a visit and J-15 fighters landing and launching. More importantly, it shows how much Chinese aircraft carrier operations have evolved. This includes footage of one of the jets with an air-to-air load-out launching from mid-ship launch position. The video was supposedly shot during recent training in the Bohai Sea. According to a report by Channel News Asia, Chinese media has recently ran stories underscoring the fact that the country’s carrier has transitioned from in development to an operational...
  • Russian warplanes buzz USS Ronald Reagan

    10/29/2015 11:59:58 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-29-2015 | Fox News
    Two Russian warplanes flew within one mile of the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, forcing the U.S. Navy to launch four fighter jets in response Tuesday, a Navy spokesman told Fox News. The USS Reagan was sailing in international waters east of the Korean peninsula, Stars and Stripes reports. It adds that the U.S. is currently engaged in joint military exercises with South Korea. The Russian "Bear Bombers" approached the aircraft carrier at an elevation of 500 feet Tuesday morning, according to Navy spokesman Commander William Marks. He said U.S. F/A-18 Super Hornets escorted the Russian planes as they transited...
  • U.S. quietly given tour of China's sole aircraft carrier

    10/21/2015 4:54:17 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 21, 2015
    BEIJING -- China this week hosted a visit to its sole aircraft carrier by senior U.S. Navy officers amid tensions over reported plans by Washington to challenge Beijing's territorial claims in the South China Sea. The delegation of 27 commanders and captains boarded the Liaoning on Monday and held discussions on "exercise management, personnel training, medical protection and strategies in carrier development," the Chinese navy said on its official microblog. That was followed Tuesday morning by a visit to the navy's submarine academy, where further dialogues were held, the navy said. The visits appear to reflect the growing momentum of...
  • Syria Update Exclusive : Russia send its Air-Craft-Carrier to Syria

    Russia Sends Its Only Aircraft Carrier To Syria, Signals It Is Just Getting Started
  • Japan Launches Latest Helicopter Carrier

    08/27/2015 2:09:27 PM PDT · by DFG · 13 replies
    USNI News ^ | 08/27/15 | Sam LaGrone
    Japan has launched the second in its new class of helicopter carrier — the largest Japanese ships since World War II — in a Thursday ceremony in Yokohama. The 24,000-ton Kaga (DDH-184) — built by ship builder Japan Marine United — bears the same name as the World War II Imperial Japanese Navy carrier Kaga that was part of Pearl Harbor attack and was sunk in the Battle Midway. The ship follows JS Izumo (DDH-183) which entered service in the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) in March.
  • The U.S. Navy’s Big Mistake; Building Tons of Supercarriers

    05/28/2015 6:52:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 155 replies
    War is Boring ^ | May 27, 2015 | David W. Wise
    “History,” it has been written, “does not repeat itself, but it rhymes.” Today it’s rhyming with Gen. Billy Mitchell. In the 1920s, Mitchell challenged conventional thinking by advocating air power at sea in the face of a naval establishment dominated by battleship proponents. The hubris of the “battleship Navy” was such that just nine days before Pearl Harbor, the official program for the 1941 Army-Navy game displayed a full page photograph of the battleship USS Arizona with language virtually extolling its invincibility. Of course, the reason that no one had yet sunk a battleship from the air — in combat — was that no...
  • Russia to Unveil Aircraft Super-Carrier Design Amid Navy Buildup

    05/15/2015 9:11:55 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 65 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | May. 15 2015
    A Russian naval design bureau will unveil a new design for a massive aircraft carrier at an upcoming maritime defense industry show in St. Petersburg amid a major Russian arms buildup, magazine IHS Jane's reported Friday. Known as the Project 23000E, or Shtorm-class, super-carrier, the design by the Krylov State Research Center appears similar to one teased by Russian Defense Ministry television channel TV Zvezda earlier this year. The unveiling, which is planned for the International Maritime Defense Show 2015 in early July according to IHS Jane's, will come as Russia pushes forward with a 20 trillion ruble ($400 billion)...
  • Analysts cast doubt on Russian plans for supercarrier

    04/02/2015 1:26:46 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 26 replies
    Jane's Defence Weekly ^ | March 31, 2015 | By Reuben F Johnson
    Russian Navy commander Admiral Viktor Chirkov's claim that Russia will build a new, super-sized aircraft carrier exceeding 85,000 tonnes has been met with scepticism by analysts. Many have questioned how realistic this ambition might be, given the current limitations of Russia's shipbuilding industry in particular and defence industry in general. The proposed supercarrier, announced by Adm Chirkov on 23 March, would be a quantum leap in capability and size over the Russian Navy's single existing carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov , which at 43,000 tonnes is less than half the displacement of the US Navy's Nimitz-class carriers. The new ship, which would...
  • Japan Commissions Largest Warship Since World War II

    03/26/2015 6:28:21 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies
    USNI News ^ | March 25, 2015 | Sam LaGrone
    A 24,000-ton helicopter carrier has formally entered the fleet of Japan’s Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) on Wednesday making the ship the largest warship Japan has fielded since the close of World War II. The commissioning ceremony JS Izumo (DDH-183) — the first of two for the JMSDF — was held in Yokohama and attended by Defense Minister Gen Nakatani. Billed by the Japanese as a platform to assist in anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and humanitarian aid and disaster relief (HADR) operations, the ship has flared regional tensions in neighbors— China especially — who view the ship as a power projection...
  • Japanese navy gets biggest flat-top since WWII-era aircraft carriers

    03/24/2015 10:27:33 PM PDT · by Paid_Russian_Troll · 26 replies
    YOKOHAMA (Reuters) - Japan's Maritime Self Defense Force on Wednesday took delivery of the biggest Japanese warship since World War Two, the Izumo, a helicopter carrier as big as the Imperial Navy aircraft carriers that battled the United States in the Pacific. The Izumo with a crew of 470 sailors is a highly visible example of how Japan is expanding the capability of its military to operate overseas and enters service as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks lawmaker approval to loosen the restraints of Japan's pacifist post-war constitution. The 248 meter (813 feet) long Izumo resembles U.S. Marine Corp amphibious...
  • “Angle of Attack” is a short film looking at a day of carrier landing qualifications...

    03/22/2015 9:29:47 AM PDT · by Doogle · 23 replies ^ | unknown | biggeekdaddy
    Naval and Marine Corps Aviators are without a doubt some of the most skilled pilots in the world and if you don’t believe me then just ask one. Pretty cool vid..makes ya proud
  • What Can the Middle Ages Teach Us About US Naval Strategy?

    03/12/2015 11:35:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | March 12, 2015 | Franz-Stefan Gady
    “To wage war, you need first of all money; second, you need money, and third, you also need money,” goes the famous saying of Raimondo Graf Montecúccoli, an Italian who served in the armies of the Holy Roman Empire of German Nations. Consequently, with the debate on the U.S. Navy’s budget for the next fiscal year raging on (see here and here), it is perhaps time to assess not how much money is spent on the American navy, but whether it is spent wisely. The discussion surrounding China’s anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) capabilities and the costs that these capabilities impose on...
  • Chinese Officials Just Confirmed They're Building A Second Aircraft Carrier

    03/10/2015 6:07:16 PM PDT · by blam · 38 replies
    BI ^ | 3-10-2015 | Jeremy Bender
    Jeremy Bender March 10, 2015Chinese officials have confirmed that the country is currently building a second aircraft carrier, according to a number of Chinese and Taiwanese media sources. The former political commissar of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Liu Xioajiang told the Hong Kong Commercial Daily that a second aircraft carrier's construction is now in the hands of governmental agencies, according to news translations by Focus Taiwan. Liu also hinted that Beijing's second carrier, which would be China's first indigenously produced carrier, was only the start of the nation's maritime ambitions.(snip)
  • US supercarrier ‘sunk’ by French submarine in wargames

    03/05/2015 5:57:38 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 75 replies ^ | MARCH 06, 2015
    Unexpected victor ... The 30-year-old French nucler powered attack submarine Saphir. Source: Wikipedia Source: Supplied WITH a good submarine, a navy can do amazing things. Ask the French. They’ve just managed to “sink” a nuclear-powered US super carrier — and half its battle group. The French Ministry of Defence has revealed one of its attack submarines pulled of an astounding upset during recent war-games in the North Atlantic. The Aviationist blog spotted an article on the French defence force’s website — quickly withdrawn — which told how one of their submarines, the “Saphir” tackled the might of the United States’...
  • China deletes online reports that it is building a second aircraft carrier

    02/03/2015 6:09:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 1 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 2, 2015 | Simon Denyer
    News that China is building a second aircraft carrier was leaked by an overenthusiastic local government, but reports were subsequently deleted from Web sites and social media here, a development that will do little to calm nerves in neighboring countries about Beijing’s growing maritime power. The government in Changzhou, in eastern Jiangsu province, boasted Sunday on social media that a local firm had won a contract to supply electrical cabling for the carrier. It later deleted the post, but not before it had been widely circulated. A report in a local newspaper was also withdrawn.
  • Heeding defense needs, China’s aircraft carrier ambitions appear to move closer to reality

    12/01/2014 7:52:46 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Global Times ^ | 2014-11-30
    Since China deployed the Liaoning, an aircraft carrier purchased from Ukraine and later refurbished and relaunched by the Chinese navy as a training carrier, speculation has swirled around the construction of a homegrown aircraft carrier. Although Chinese authorities have never openly confirmed whether a homemade carrier is underway, they have also never denied it. China's military officials have given some clues, however. Ministry of National Defence spokesman Yang Yujun said last August that although the Liaoning is China's first aircraft carrier, "there will surely be more in future." He said that China will consider the development of aircraft carriers in...
  • France suspends delivery of warship to Russia over situation in Ukraine

    11/25/2014 6:26:44 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 25, 2014 | Associated Press (AP)
    PARIS – France suspended the planned delivery of a warship to Russia on Tuesday, after months of growing speculation about what would be the biggest arms sale ever by a NATO country to the Kremlin. ·
  • Moscow gives France warship delivery deadline

    11/15/2014 1:00:16 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 20 replies
    The Local Europe AB ^ | 14 Nov 2014 08:59 GMT+01:00 | AFP
    UPDATED: Russia on Friday warned France of "serious" consequences unless Paris delivers a Mistral-class assault warship, whose handover has been delayed by concerns over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis, by the end of this month, a report said. "We are preparing for different scenarios. We are waiting until the end of the month, then we will lodge serious claims," the state news agency RIA Novosti quoted an anonymous high-ranking Moscow source as saying. The first of two mammoth Mistral helicopter carriers was supposed to be delivered on Friday according to the original deal signed in 2011 and worth €1.2...
  • China’s Aircraft Carrier Trouble—Spewing Steam and Losing Power

    10/20/2014 4:28:09 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 24 replies
    War is Boring ^ | Oct 19, 2014 | Robert Beckhusen
    ‘Liaoning’ shut down during recent sea trials There’s no more of a conspicuous and potent symbol of China’s growing naval power than the aircraft carrier Liaoning. But the 53,000-ton, 999-foot-long carrier could be dangerous to her crew and prone to engine failures. If so, that makes the vessel as much of a liability as an asset to Beijing. The ex-Soviet carrier once went by the name Varyag until a cash-strapped Ukraine sold the ship to Beijing in 1998. The Chinese navy has since invested considerable resources into modernizing the warship and testing her at sea. But on at least one...
  • The Liaoning's carrier air wing not yet complete: Defense News

    09/09/2014 10:03:51 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Want China Times ^ | 2014-09-10
    More types of aircraft are still needed for Beijing to establish its first carrier air wing on China's first aircraft carrier the Liaoning, according to Wendell Minnick, in an article written on Sept. 7 in Washington-based Defense News. 24 J-15 Flying Shark fighters, six Z-18F anti-submarine warfare helicopters, four Z-18J airborne early warning helicopters and two Z-9C rescue helicopters will together form the first carrier air wing of the People's Liberation Army Navy according to an article in Chinese-language newspaper Shanghai Morning Post published Aug. 28, citing an interview with Cao Dongwei, a senior colonel and researcher at the PLA...
  • How to Sink an Aircraft Carrier: Sneak up in a submarine, that's how

    09/02/2014 6:53:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 84 replies
    Real Clear Defense ^ | September 2, 2014 | David Axe
    A photo depicting an American nuclear-powered submarine poking its periscope above the waves—within shooting distance of a British aircraft carrier during a war game—is a useful reminder of one of the most important truths of naval warfare. For every sailor who’s not in a submarine, submarines are real scary. Stealthy and heavily-armed, subs are by far the most powerful naval vessels in the world for full-scale warfare—and arguably the best way to sink those more obvious icons of naval power, aircraft carriers.
  • China’s Most Dangerous Missile (So Far)

    07/03/2014 7:40:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    War on the Rocks ^ | July 2, 2014 | Robert Haddick
    Buried on page 40 of the Pentagon’s latest annual report on China’s military power is a brief mention of the YJ-12, a recent addition to China’s portfolio of anti-ship cruise missiles (ASCM). The report notes that, “The new missile provides an increased threat to naval assets, due to its long range and supersonic speeds.” True, but in an understated way. In fact, the YJ-12 is the most dangerous anti-ship missile China has produced thus far, posing an even greater risk to the U.S. Navy’s surface forces in the Western Pacific than the much-discussed DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missile. The arrival of...
  • China’s Third Aircraft Carrier Could Be Nuclear (And as big as American flattops)

    06/22/2014 9:35:13 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies blog War is Boring ^ | June 20, 2014 | David Axe
    China’s first aircraft carrier—the refurbished Ukrainian-built flattop Liaoning—entered testing in 2011. The People’s Liberation Army Navy is building a second carrier itself—a conventionally-powered vessel like Liaoning. A third carrier currently in the planning stage could be bigger than her two predecessors—as big as an American Nimitz-class supercarrier, in fact—plus nuclear-powered, just like U.S. flattops. Atomic propulsion confers greater sailing range and supports more sensors, weaponry and other systems. Lots of countries have one or two aircraft carriers. But none build flattops as big and capable as America’s 11 Nimitzs and new Ford-class CVNs. Evidence indicates that’s about to change. In...
  • All carriers are in port? Really?

    04/30/2014 12:57:41 AM PDT · by Little Pig · 27 replies
    Stratfor ^ | Self/StratFor
    The current Stratfor Carrier status chart:
  • Our Carrier Video Is Way Cooler Than Yours (China touts its new toy)

    04/25/2014 10:24:00 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    Time ^ | April 22, 2014 | Mark Thompson
    Ever since 1986′s Top Gun, music and the carefully-choreographed mayhem that happens on a carrier’s flight deck have gone together like peanut butter and chocolate. But if you thought such confections are limited to the U.S. Navy, you’d be wrong. Not only does China have a new carrier, with another on the way, it now has a video showing off some of what its existing flattop, the Liaoning, and its J-15 fighters can do. The video celebrates the 65th anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army Navy. It was produced by AVIC—the Aviation Industry Corporation of China—a state-owned aerospace and defense...