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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 …

chinaChina will again triple dredging and will have over 50 fortified islands by 2030 in South China Sea

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China has purchased 200 dredging ships over the last 11 years. Most of the technology was from Germany, Japan and other countries. China tripled its dredging capacity over the last 15 years. China can now build its own large and …

aircraftJapan and South Korea likely to add F35B fighters for aircraft carriers

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Japan will convert two helicopter carriers into aircraft carriers by enabling them to launch F35B stealth fighters. South Korea and Japan are considering having F-35B stealth aircraft launch from the deck of amphibious assault ships. The F-35B — a fighter …

climate changeBrighter ship wakes could cool the Earth by 0.5 degrees

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Making the wakes of ocean ships brighter could cool the Earth by 0.5°C and help combat global warming, according to a new modeling study. Other geoengineering studies have examined how greenhouse gas warming could be counteracted by making Earth’s atmosphere …

futureRoadmap for Future Ocean Floor Mapping

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About 71% of the Earth is covered by the World Ocean for which the bottom topography (bathymetry) is far less known than the surfaces of Mercury, Venus, Mars, and several planets’ moons, including our own. Mapping through ocean water deeper …

chinaChina’s first domestic aircraft carrier begins preliminary trials

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China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier the 001A started preliminary trials in Dalian in the northeast of China in November. It has a similar design to the country’s first carrier the Liaoning. Chinese engineers and designers who built the ship …

militaryUS Navy not ready for major war as they forgot to train sailors to sail and operate ships

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The US surface fleet may not be adequately trained for high-intensity combat, four experienced former skippers and the former deputy secretary of defense warned a US Naval Institute conference here on Monday. The US Navy has huge budgets but has …

militaryUS Marines will have a shortage of amphibious ships until 2030

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The US Navy’s fleet of amphibious ships has declined by half in the last 25 years, from 62 in 1990 to 31 today, with current shipbuilding plans calling for four additional amphibious ships to be added by fiscal year 2024, …

air forceUS Navy, Air Force are overworked so Russia and China ramped up activity to exploit the weakness

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The US Navy was taking risks by scaling back crew size and piling work onto remaining sailors, who sometimes work more than 100 hours a week while deployed. The US Navy has been flexing its muscle through frequent exercises like …

chinaUK and China joining the USA in the supercarrier club

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The United States Navy has 11 active supercarriers. Supercarrier is an unofficial descriptive term for the largest type of aircraft carrier, typically those displacing over 70,000 long tons (71,000 metric tons). China and the UK will each have two active …