The as-yet uncommissioned Gerald R. Ford, the Navy's newest $13 billion aircraft carrier, will launch aircraft in a whole new way. But the Navy is being coy about some of the ramifications.
In a highly unusual move, the Navy is planning a one- to two-month period of time during which it won't have an aircraft carrier supporting the air campaign in the Middle East.
Australian Defence Force personnel will today begin a training exercise with the United States and the Philippines in the contested waters of the South China Sea.
China's state media accidentally published a report that mentioned the construction of a new aircraft carrier — information that was supposed to be kept secret.
The military in the US and elsewhere is looking to develop hardware that might cost a lot to build but then is very cheap to operate.
For the past few weeks, several world powers have been attempting to one-up each other in a series of aircraft-carrier photo ops. The purpose: to remind each other that war would be a really bad idea.