Drones, Electromagnetic Catapults, and What the US Navy Isn't Saying About Its Newest Ship
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.
The US Navy's Aircraft Carriers Are Taking a Break From Fighting the Islamic State
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.
Will War Games With the U.S. Test Australia's Ties With China?
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.
Leaked Detail About New Chinese Aircraft Carrier Leaves Bigger Questions Unanswered
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.
Lasers, Rail Guns, and Atomic Battleships Might Be the Future of Warfare
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.
Aircraft Carriers Are the Ultimate Weapons (of Peace)
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.
Aircraft Carriers — The Ultimate Weapons of Peace
Why have world powers been staging competing photo ops to show off their most powerful ships? To avoid war, or course.