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Upping the Ante: Russia to Deploy Only Aircraft Carrier to Mediterranian

The Kremlin has upped the geopolitical ante by pledging to send a heavy aircraft carrier to the Mediterranean, as reported by Russian news agency Interfax.

The Admiral Kuznetsov

The carrier — named the “Admiral Kuznetsov” — is quite the beast, and word of its addition to the area of operations is just the


Iran’s Aircraft Carrier Killer

As The Diplomat reported on Monday, last weekend Israel carried out a number of air raids on missile deposits in Syria that were said to have been destined for Hezbollah in Lebanon. Officials said the missiles that Israel was targeting were Iran’s Fateh-110s, a precision guided, solid-fuel, short range ground-to-ground missile that is


Autonomous Drone Conducts Aircraft Carrier Tests

X47B Drone

A robotic warplane began navigating the deck of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier as a prelude to possible flight tests. The Navy’s X-47B drone rolled around the deck of the USS Harry S. Truman under the guidance of human operators — going through the motions necessary for preparing to


USS Eisenhower Sitting on Syrian Coast

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The USS Eisenhower, an American aircraft carrier that holds eight fighter bomber squadrons and 8,000 men, arrived at the Syrian coast yesterday in the midst of a heavy storm, indicating US preparation for a potential ground intervention.

USS Eisenhower

While the Obama administration has not announced any sort of American-led military intervention in the


China Begins Aircraft Carrier Operations

China has successfully landed a jet fighter on its new aircraft carrier for the first time, officials say.

A Chinese-made J-15 fighter landed on the 300m (990ft) former Soviet carrier during recent exercises, China’s defence ministry said on Sunday.

The Liaoning, China’s first aircraft carrier, entered into service in September.

China says the


Re-furbished: China’s First Aircraft Carrier Put in Service


BEIJING — In a ceremony attended by the country’s top leaders, China put its first aircraft carrier into service on Tuesday, a move intended to signal its growing military might as tensions escalate between Beijing and its neighbors over islands in nearby seas.

Officials said that the carrier, a discarded vessel bought from Ukraine


China’s First Aircraft Carrier (sort of)

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File photo shows half-built Chinese-owned aircraft carrier Varyag towed and escorted by a flotilla of tugboats and pilot ships past the Leandros Tower on the Bosphorus Straits in Istanbul

When Japanese activists scrambled ashore on a disputed island chain in the East China Sea this month, one of China’s most hawkish military commentators proposed


China Suspects Western Plot

Bangkok, Thailand April 13, 2011 – Destabilizing China and attempting to overthrow a government of 1.3 billion people most certainly is a grievous act of war. Add to that operations unfolding across Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and South America and you have a recipe for World War III.


More Tax Money Into the Ocean

This first video depicts an F-18 Hornet Somehow managing to takeoff and immediately, without passing go, banks a right turn into the ocean, say goodbye to $60,000,000

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Again, in this video you can give a generals salute to another $60,000,000 as this F-18 snaps it’s deceleration cable upon landing, and then proceeds


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