America’s carriers

The U.S. Military’s Nightmare: Stealth, Aircraft Carriers and Submarines Are Obsolete?

First off, when it comes to America’s carriers, it should be noted that no one really knows how deadly China’s anti-ship missiles, especially at long-ranges, would be in a real firefight. For example, can Beijing find a U.S. carrier in the massive Pacific Ocean? Can they defeat American missile defenses? And as for the case…

INS Kalavri is expected to be commissioned by this year-end.

First Of India’s Deadliest Submarine, INS Kalvari, To Join Navy In December

MUMBAI: As India’s navy prepares to commission one of world’s stealthiest and most deadly fighting submarines later this year, a top Naval commander has called delays in ship and submarine building “an area of concern”. INS Kalvari, an indigenously-built attack submarine, was delivered last week, nearly four years behind schedule. It is the first of…

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…

Voith rim-driven thrusters.

China Claims ‘Rim-Driven Thrusters’ will Make its New Nuclear Attack Subs the Best

Chinese state-controlled media is hyping the Chinese version of a western invention called a “rim-driven thruster” as the engine that will make the new nuclear powered attack submarines (SSNs) of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) the best on the planet. Chinese engineers are reported to be planning a rim-driven thruster specifically being developed as…