Tag: Aircraft Carrier

Despite the late start, China overtaking India in the aircraft carrier race

This is the third and final part of a three-part series reviewing Indian and Chinese carrier procurement. Part one reviewed the history of China’s and India’s aircraft carrier procurement and part two outlined the future trajectory...

Indian Navy issues RFI for 4 large troop carrier LPDs

The anticipated delivery time lines for the first vessel is maximum of 60 months followed by delivery of one vessel every 12 months (from the date of contract award). According to the RFI,...

The next Chinese Aircraft Carrier will be bigger than 70,000 tons

Jiangnan Shipyard lies on an alluvial island at the mouth of the Yangzi river. It has grown rapidly since it moved there from nearby Shanghai in 2009, churning out destroyers, icebreakers and...

Sea trials of INS Vikrant delayed till September 2021

NEW DELHI: The Indian initiative to sail out Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC-I) is delayed further. While the Basin trials completed on 30th November last year the sea trials were initially planned in the...

Indian aircraft carrier delayed as China produces third aircraft carrier

China's third aircraft carrier is on the fast track. Construction of the warship, known as Type 003 as it is yet to be named, has made "significant progress", according to the latest...

New US Navy weapons now ready to sink Chinese Aircraft Carriers

The U.S. Navy, it seems, is optimized for the blue-water conflagration that’s least likely to occur. Question marks surround who would prevail in the scenarios that are most menacing and most likely...

Indian Navy veteran sparks carrier vs Submarine debate

India finds itself in a strange situation. On one hand, the Chief of Defence Staff says the Indian Navy does not need aircraft carriers, while the Chief of Naval Staff has been...

China has sent an aircraft carrier group to scare Taiwan

China’s first aircraft carrier led a flotilla of five other warships in exercises and training drills in waters east of Taiwan this week. The Liaoning and its escorts passed through the Miyako Strait last Saturday...
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