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China deploys DF-26 ballistic missiles after latest U.S. Navy "freedom of navigation" operation near contested islands in South China Sea
China claims that DF-26 missiles are "capable of targeting medium and large ships" As reported by CNN Philipinnes, China claims to have deployed missiles "capable of targeting medium and large ships" days after the latest U.S. Navy "freedom of navigation" operation near contested islands in the South China Sea, state media announced....
As Chinese Admiral says his Country should sink two American Aircraft Carriers, the U.S. Navy is ready to sign dual-Gerald R. Ford-class carrier Contract
The 2-carrier contract would be a very bad news for China: the Gerald R. Ford-class in fact is designed to maximize the striking power of the embarked carrier air wing On Dec. 31, 2018 the Pentagon formally notified Congress that it wanted to pursue the first dual-carrier contract since the late 1980s....
Chinese Admiral says disputes over the ownership of the East and South China Seas could be resolved by sinking two U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers
Rear Admiral Lou Yuan said the loss of one aircraft carrier would cost the U.S. the lives of 5000 service men and women. Sinking two would double that toll Rear Admiral Lou Yuan, deputy head of the Chinese Academy of Military Sciences, has told an audience in Shenzhen that the ongoing disputes...
"Work Hard Play Hard!" Here's 2018 East Coast Strike Fighter Ball Video
The clip documents a year of footage compiled from squadrons stationed at Naval Air Station Oceana The super cool footage in this post is a montage from the East Coast VFA squadrons of Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic. This video was first released at the annual Strike Fighter Ball 2018. It documents a year of footage compiled from squadrons stationed at Naval...
"As we approached the helo-ship, I noticed ten guys facing us, standing in a line across the landing pad. As we approached, all ten turned, dropped their pants, and mooned us. Navy guys, what a hoot!" Jay Lacklen is a former B-52 pilot with 12,500 flying hours and the author of two books, Flying the Line: An Air Force Pilot’s Journey and...
New HASC report finds that F-35C lacks the range to strike enemy targets
The F-35C’s current range will not allow it to strike enemy targets without putting the carrier in harm’s way Stars and Stripes says the U.S. House Armed Services Committee (HASC) has directed the U.S. Navy to report back by 2019 on how to “expand the strike range of a carrier air wing in a contested environment.” After concluding that the...
VX-23 F/A-18F Super Hornet flown by Lt. Cmdr. Jamie Struck caught the number two arresting wire of Ford's advanced arresting gear (AAG) system and was launched from catapult one using the electromagnetic launch system (EMALS) On Jul. 28, 2017, less than one week after Pres. Donald J. Trump commissioned the U.S. Navy's newest aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN...
On Jul. 29, 1967, a rocket was accidentally fired aboard USS Forrestal, causing massive damage to the ship and a fire that killed 134 Sailors and injured many more On Jul. 29, 2017 the 50th anniversary of the tragedy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal (CVA-59) was commemorated at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall with a special ceremony. As reported in the...
No doubt this is the most unique place you've ever seen snow angels being made! Taken on Jan. 7, 2017 at Norfolk, Va, the funny picture in this post shows sailors creating snow angels on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike). No doubt this is the most unique place you've ever seen snow...
Indian Navy will continue to support the Defence Research and Development Organisation and Aeronautical Development Agency in its research on the Naval LCA Chief of the Indian Navy, Adm. Sunil Lanba, has ruled out the deployment of the HAL Tejas, on his aircraft carriers. According to Lanba, since India’s indigenous fighter aircraft is too heavy, his service will be acquiring a...

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