Carriers can not do without

Now Russian Navy needed the latest least four modern ships with this air group Konstantin Sivkov The debate about whether to build a Russian aircraft carrier, does not stop during the whole period of existence of this class of ships. Objective analysis indicates: Navy perspective fails to perfectly solve assigned to it by the principal tasks in the distant sea and ocean areas, if the composition of his faction will not even 1st aircraft carrier, perhaps with a nuclear power plant, with 70-90 aircraft devices on board. Average number — more than 2-to any of the oceanic fleets. In virtually

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USS Gerald R. Ford. New technologies, new opportunities and new spending

November 9 at the shipyard Newport News Shipbuilding (Newport News, Va.) will hold a ceremony launching a new South American aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78). Construction of the lead ship of the same name type began in 2009 and will soon be joining the stage ends. Enter aircraft carrier into service of the U.S. Navy is scheduled for 2016. In the upcoming Pentagon plans to build two more ships of this type. USS «Gerald R. Ford» is one of the most important American military projects shortly. Similar attitude to the ship first justified by the fact that for the

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The latest U.S. carriers are huge «floating city»

USN carrier fleet upgrade its own series of next-generation vessels, which will be equipped with new technologies, including more UAVs. DCS09-371-5 Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Newport News file New class aircraft carriers «Ford» — is the first new case design such type of ships since the construction of the aircraft carrier «Nimitz» at the end of the 60s. Their large size and the number of different structures and connections on board earned him the nickname «floating cities.» First class ship Ford had just finished aircraft carrier «Gerald R. Ford», will be launched on November 9 as part of the ceremony. Formally,

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Launched USS NEW GENERATION «Gerald Ford»

The shipyard town of Newport News, VA (the full title of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Newport News — approx. «VP») in the usual broken bottle of sparkling wine on the bow of November 9 was conducted baptism USS Gerald Ford — more technologically advanced ships of this class of the U.S. Navy, reports Navy Times. «Gerald Ford» is a new generation of U.S. nuclear aircraft carriers. It was created to accommodate a larger number of fighters and more than frisky their start in the air, and must have armed drones in equity wing. This is the first new project for the

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Chinese aircraft carrier is expanding its capabilities

First Chinese aircraft carrier «Liaoning» graduated from a three-week access to the sea, during which it was achieved several critical milestones in the trials of the ship, now reports flightglobal.com. The ship returned to port Nov. 11. One of them is the launch fighter J-15 with all 3 takeoff position on the deck of an aircraft carrier (two in front of superstructure and one corner). So Makar, the ship showed the ability to run three fighters immediately. Another important step was the assembly and disassembly of jet engines J-15 during the voyage. Service engines is an important element in maintaining

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Armament «allies», used in operations against Libya

  This article provides a concise analysis of arming «allies», used in operations against Libya. In an operation to enforce UN Security Council Resolution 1973, the first operation a day or France with used nuclear aircraft carrier «Charles de Gaulle». France has one aircraft carrier in its class. The aircraft carrier has a strong CICS (combat information and control system) and can be the flagship compound. This feature gives rise to depict an aircraft carrier of its details. «Charles de Gaulle» — design and construction of the aircraft carrier took more than 20 years, as a base for the project

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Chinese aircraft carrier was not ready for combat

China’s only aircraft carrier «Shi Lang» (The last «Varyag»), which is planned to adopt in 2012, will not be ready for combat until 2017. About this newspaper Shanghai Daily reported, citing a Chinese Navy Academy Colonel Li Jie. Usually, the source told the newspaper, for testing and adoption of aircraft carriers requires about 3 years. 5 years needed to bring the ship into full alert. Li Jie was followed by a statement in connection with the origin at Mon, August 27, 10th on account of an aircraft carrier sea trials. According to Jie, in the process of testing the

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Battleship. Survivability of an aircraft carrier

The officer leaned over the mortally wounded Nelson, and at that moment from the lips of the dying admiral flew weak moan «Kiss me» (kiss me). Vice Admiral Hardy was taken aback and twice kissed Nelson. Historians argue to this day about the significance of this episode, one of the versions of the dying Nelson likely Pronunciation «Kismet» (Providence, rock). Combat survivability of ships rather difficult and controversial topic. Maritime history is full of examples of the impending death of class ships previously seemingly unsinkable, and, at once, just as indescribable cases salvation in desperate situations. At first glance,

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RUSSIA INDIA DELIVER SEVEN deck fighters MiG-29K

India in 2013 to get from Russia seven decked MiG-29K/KUB for aircraft carrier «Vikramaditya» (last cruiser «Admiral Gorshkov»). On this Tuesday, February 5 reports ITAR-TASS referring to the director FSMTC Alexander Fomin.   According to Fomin Our motherland India graduated supply 16 aircraft acquired under the first contract from 2004. First four aircraft in the second contract for 29 vehicles (total cost of 1.5 billion dollars) Our homeland delivered to the customer in December 2012. When delivery is planned to finish fighters Fomin did not elaborate.   Summer and fall of 2012 Indian MiG-29K/KUB underwent a series of tests,

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Exotic military projects of the last century: the Japanese submarine aircraft carrier 1-400

The development of these very large-scale submarines before the war engaged spetsy Head marine arsenal at Yokosuka and designers state shipyard in Kure. Despite the complexity of the goal, work is progressing quite rapidly, and a year later the first 5 submarine aircraft carriers (I-400, I-401, I-402, I-403 and I-404) were laid at the shipyards in Sasebo and towns Kure. Boat I-400 was ordered under the «Fifth applets by substitution ships» in 1942, and I-401, I-402, I-403 and I-404 — for «modified by the substitution of the fifth programmke ships» in 1942. In addition, for the same program there

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