These 'Old' Aircraft Carriers Made America a Superpower

These ‘Old’ Aircraft Carriers Made America a Superpower

Over a thirty-year period ten Nimitz carriers were built. The last, George H. W. Bush, incorporated the latest technology, including a bulbous bow to improve hull efficiency, a new, smaller, modernized island design, upgraded aircraft launch and recovery equipment, and improved aviation fuel storage and handling. The Nimitz-class carriers are a monumental achievement—an enormous, highly…

MK-48 heavyweight torpedoes

US Approves Sale of Advanced Torpedoes to Taiwan

As part of the overall $1.4 billion U.S. arms sale to Taiwan, the U.S. Department of State approved on June 29 the possible of sale of 46 advanced MK-48 Mod 6AT heavyweight torpedoes, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), the Pentagon’s lead agency for arms sales to allied countries, announced in a press release. “This…

Israel Tests Sea-Launched LORA Missile

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has successfully completed a firing trial with the Long-Range Artillery weapon system (LORA), marking as part of the demonstration and validation phases of the system, under a number of procurement programs involve the system. On this experiment, the missile was launched from a cargo ship toward a target at sea. LORA…

There are hints that China might pursue foreign basing for its submarine force.

Is This the Future of Chinese Submarine Power?

Between major decisions on a new deployment to Afghanistan and a wholly new Persian Gulf crisis, not to mention the boiling crises in Syria and North Korea, Washington strategists can be forgiven for putting China’s naval buildup on the back burner. As Beijing fills the “near seas”—and now the “far seas”—with new frigates, destroyers and…

China's fast moving amphibious vehicle.

China’s Amphibious Armored Car Might be World’s Fastest in the Water

It doesn’t look like much but China’s new amphibious armored car has ambitions of becoming the world’s fastest and part of the equipment inventory of the People’s Liberation Army Ground Force (PLAGF). A prototype of the yet unnamed 4×4 wheeled armored fighting vehicle (AFV) being developed by little known North China Institute of Vehicle Research…