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aircraft carrierChina’s Making Bigger Third Aircraft Carrier

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A WeChat public account of an official Chinese media said there is a new aircraft carrier that has been built on the berth. This is being interpreted as official confirmation that China is building a third aircraft carrier. China’s third …

aircraft carrierUS Navy wants to buy two aircraft carriers at a time to save $1.25 billion for each

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The US Navy wants to have contract for two aircraft carriers at time to potentially save $1.25 billion for each and get a new carrier every 3 to 4 years instead of every 5 years. * five percent cost savings …

aircraftChina will launch nuclear-powered aircraft carrier by 2025

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China might have a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in the water by 2025. China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), which refitted China’s first aircraft carrier and built its second confirmed that a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier was in the works. The reports are …

aircraftChina’s new carrier based AWAC can detect stealth planes from over 200 miles away

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China is building its first carrier-borne early-warning plane called the KJ-600. Above is the KJ-600 The KJ-600 would be fitted with an advanced active electronically scanned array, or AESA, radar which could enable it to spot stealth aircraft such as …

aircraftChina’s next aircraft carrier will make its Navy distant second behind the USA

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China’s third carrier (called the 002) is expected to be launched in 2019 or 2020. It will be almost as large as the US Nimitz carriers and include electromagnetic launchers. 002 will undoubtedly come with other improvements. A more robust …

aircraftMilitary Confirms China’s high tech third aircraft carrier construction details

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China started building its third aircraft carrier, with a hi-tech launch system, at a Shanghai shipyard last year, according to sources close to the People’s Liberation Army. One of the sources said Shanghai Jiangnan Shipyard Group was given the go-ahead …

aircraftDetails of China’s future navy with hypersonic and laser weapons, new submarines targets Asia-wide dominance

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Potential modernization plans of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) were revealed in unprecedented detail by a former rear admiral in a university lecture, perhaps delivered within the last 2-3 years. The admiral, retired Rear Admiral Zhao Dengping, revealed key …

aircraft carrierNimitz aircraft carriers undergo planned $2.8 billion midlife upgrades

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The US Navy is performing planned midlife refueling and technology upgrades to the Nimitz aircraft carriers. Carriers are planned to operate for 50 years and halfway they get nuclear refueling and new technology. The cost is currently about $2.8 billion …

aircraft carrierQuantum magnetometer arrays for magnetic detection of submarines

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On 21 June, the Chinese Academy of Sciences hailed a breakthrough – a major upgrade to a kind of quantum device that measures magnetic fields. Magnetometers have been used to detect submarines since the second world war. They are able …

aircraft carrierNavy size needed for enough gunboats for gunboat diplomacy

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Today’s 276 ship US Navy could defeat the Reagan era Navy of twice its size in naval battle. The Reagan era Navywas twice the size of the current navy and had 594 ships. Trends in US military spending that show …