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Asia's Aircraft Carrier Renaissance

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posted on Aug, 26 2018 @ 12:51 AM
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CV17 Shandong has left for second phase of its sea trials.




posted on Sep, 7 2018 @ 11:52 AM
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Inside China’s Plan to Build the Second-Biggest Aircraft Carrier Fleet in the World



Just like an infomercial, there’s one more thing. There are reports, described as reliable by Foxtrot Alpha’s sources, that a second Type 003 is under construction at Dalian. If true, this would likely give China three combat-ready carriers by 2025.


It will be interesting to see if this is a Type 03 or another Liaoning class.

foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com...
edit on 7-9-2018 by anzha because: forgot to add commentary



posted on Sep, 12 2018 @ 03:45 PM
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New Photos of the "Shandong" with changes noted:






posted on Sep, 12 2018 @ 08:38 PM
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The Marine Corps is considering introducing a large transport ship capable of carrying warplanes, and mobilizing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to enhance its amphibious operations and surveillance capabilities, its chief said Wednesday.

During his keynote speech at a security seminar, Lt. Gen. Jun Jin-goo also expressed his desire to capitalize on robotics and other cutting-edge technologies to enhance the marines' maritime power projection capabilities.

"We are considering building the LPX (large platform experimental)-type ship capable of carrying aircraft in close cooperation with the Navy," Jun said.

He did not specify what aircraft will be carried by the envisioned ship. But observers say that the commander might have in mind the F-35B, a short takeoff and vertical landing variant of the U.S.-made radar-evading fighter.

The Marine Corps appears to want to secure its own LPX ship apart from the 14,000-ton Dokdo amphibious landing ship and the Marado warship, which are currently in operation and under construction, respectively.


english.yonhapnews.co.kr...

Aircraft carriers are dead. Really. Completely. Obsolete. No country wants them. At all.

Note: if you didn't get it, here it is /s for sarcasm.



posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 09:57 PM
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Interesting stuff on the deck of the Wasp-like there.

(it's officially called a Type 075).

Not sure if the pic is official or fan made, though.



posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 10:13 PM
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I hope it's fan art. If not, someone screwed up.



posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 10:15 PM
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The ship itself is about right. it's under construction now.

What's on it...well. The VSTOl fighters. The quad tilt rotor is actually the most upsetting after the VSTOL. Actually, it might be more so...



posted on Sep, 17 2018 @ 10:20 PM
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Well, that, and the fact that the B model doesn't fold the wings up. And those are F-35s.
edit on 9/17/2018 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 26 2018 @ 09:50 PM
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Japanese carrier drills with British warship heading to contested South China Sea

af.reuters.com...

Clearly, the Japanese are drilling because they don't actually want a carrier.

China's new carrier progress. Two modules:



They don't want them either. Nope, nope. useless.

Forgot:

CV16 Liaoning has left port again to exercise.
edit on 26-9-2018 by anzha because: forgot liaoning



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 02:56 PM
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Russians are proposing a medium or light carrier (44k tons) with a v shape hull.

www.ruaviation.com...



posted on Oct, 10 2018 @ 06:44 PM
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Rand is rather down on the idea of Japan operating a fixed wing carrier.

www.defenseone.com...



posted on Oct, 20 2018 @ 12:09 AM
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Guess why this is here, folks.



posted on Oct, 23 2018 @ 09:26 PM
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Ins Vikramaditya has completed its second refit and to start sea trials.

www.newindianexpress.com... ml




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