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  • ‘Amazingly intact’ WWII aircraft carrier found in Pacific

    LOS ANGELES: Experts have discovered a World War II US aircraft carrier that is “amazingly intact” despite languishing on the bottom of the Pacific for more than 60 years...

    There also appears to be a plane in the hangar bay of the vessel, the lead ship of its class of light aircraft carriers that were vital during the American naval offensive in the Pacific...

  • Iranian drone comes close to aircraft carrier: US Navy

    WASHINGTON: An Iranian drone came within 1,000 feet of a US aircraft carrier while it was in international waters in the Gulf conducting flight operations, a spokesman for the US Naval Forces Central Command said on Monday...

    Last Tuesday, a US official said an Iranian drone had approached a US fighter jet as it prepared to land on the aircraft carrier...

  • North Korea says ready to strike US aircraft carrier

    North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a US aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a US carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific...

    US President Donald Trump ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean peninsula in response to rising tension over the North's nuclear and missile tests, and its threats to attack the United States and...

  • China launches first home-built aircraft carrier amid South China Sea tension

    China launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier on Wednesday amid rising tension over North Korea and worries about Beijing's assertiveness in the South China Sea...

    State media has quoted military experts as saying the carrier, China's second and built in the northeastern port of Dalian, is not expected to enter service until 2020, once it has been kitted out and armed...

  • China launches first domestically built aircraft carrier

    China launched its first domestically designed and built aircraft carrier, the state media said on Wednesday, as the country seeks to transform its navy into a force capable of projecting power onto the high seas...

    The country’s rapidly expanding military might includes a range of maritime defence capabilities, a fleet of attack submarines, and highly sophisticated anti-aircraft systems that prevent enemy vessels from nearing its...

  • Chinese aircraft carrier arrives in Hong Kong

    HONG KONG: China’s sole operational aircraft carrier arrived in Hong Kong for the first time on Friday in a display of military might less than a week after a high-profile visit by president Xi Jinping...

    The aircraft carrier sailed through the East Lamma Channel, passing by residential buildings located on the south coast of Hong Kong island, and was berthed near the Tsing Yi region...

  • France pounds IS bases in Iraq from aircraft carrier

    ABOARD CARRIER: France launched air strikes against targets of the militant Islamic State group in Iraq on Monday in the first sorties from the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, newly deployed in the eastern Mediterranean...

    “We carried out strikes in Ramadi and Mosul in support of ground forces that were pushing against troops of (the Islamic State group),” said army chief of staff General Pierre de Villiers, aboard the carrier... ...

  • China says it is building its second aircraft carrier

    BEIJING: China is building its second aircraft carrier, this time entirely with domestic technology, its Defence Ministry said on Thursday...

    China currently operates one aircraft carrier that was purchased as an incomplete hull from Ukraine more than a decade ago and then armed and equipped in China...

  • Iran says it flew drone over US aircraft carrier

    TEHRAN: Iran flew a surveillance drone over a US aircraft carrier and took “precise” photographs of it as part of an ongoing naval drill, state media reported on Friday...

    The US Navy said an unarmed Iranian drone flew near a French and American carrier earlier this month, but couldn’t confirm it was the same incident...

  • Syria raids: France to deploy aircraft carrier to boost operations against IS

    VERSAILLES: France's president said Monday its ‘Charles de Gaulle’ aircraft carrier would be deployed to the eastern Mediterranean to boost operations in Syria as Paris intensifies a bombing campaign against the self-styled Islamic State (IS) group there...

    “The aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle will set off on Thursday for the eastern Mediterranean, which will triple our capacity to take action,” Francois Hollande told lawmakers in...

  • Two killed by gas leakage in Indian aircraft carrier

    NEW DELHI: An Indian navy sailor and a civilian worker were killed Friday by a toxic gas leak in the sewage plant on board India's sole aircraft carrier, a navy spokesman said...

    Sharma said the INS Vikramaditya carrier has been undergoing maintenance work at a naval base in southern India...

  • US aircraft carrier strike group patrolling South China Sea

    WASHINGTON: A US aircraft carrier strike group is patrolling in the South China Sea, the US Navy said on Saturday, days after Beijing told Washington not to challenge its sovereignty in the waterway...

    The USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group was engaging in “routine operations in the South China Sea,” the navy said in a statement on its website...

  • Chinese aircraft carrier to lead Pacific drills for first time

    BEIJING: China’s navy plans a training exercise in the Pacific that would include for the first time its sole aircraft carrier, state media reported — a move likely to ratchet up regional tensions...

    But the Soviet-made carrier is based in the north-eastern city of Dalian, suggesting the fleet would enter the Pacific through a disputed island chain between Taiwan and Japan...

  • Queen inaugurates ‘best of British’ aircraft carrier

    LONDON: Queen Elizabeth II formally commissioned into the British navy the UK’s newest and biggest aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, at a ceremony on Thursday...

    The ship can operate with a crew of 1,000 and 40 aircraft on deck, and measures 280 metres (919 feet) in length and weighs 65,000 tonnes...

  • US likely to send first aircraft carrier since war to Vietnam

    A United States Navy aircraft carrier is expected to make a port visit to Vietnam in March, US Defence Secretary James Mattis said Thursday...

    Mattis and his counterpart, Ngo Xuan Lich, discussed the planned carrier visit during a closed-door meeting, Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis said...

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