Aircraft Carriers

An aircraft carrier is a warship that serves as a seagoing airbase, equipped with a full-length flight deck and facilities for carrying, arming, deploying, and recovering aircraft. Typically, it is the capital ship of a fleet, as it allows a naval force to project air power worldwide without depending on local bases for staging aircraft operations. Carriers have evolved since their inception in the early twentieth century from wooden vessels used to deploy balloons to nuclear-powered warships that carry numerous fighters, strike aircraft, helicopters, and other types of aircraft. While heavier aircraft such as fixed-wing gunships and bombers have been …

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RAND Corporation · 7 June 2024 English

The authors of this report explore China’s military strategy for its overseas bases—specifically, how Chinese military researchers view the utility of overseas bases during a war—based on a review of …

large surface combatants, submarines, and aircraft carriers that are not well suited to counterpiracy


MP-IDSA: Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses · 17 May 2024 English

This is the plain fact, as evidenced by the Philippines’ media reports, statements of officials in the previous administration and how China and the Philippines handled the Ren’ai Jiao issue. …

in the Philippines, lessening the need for aircraft carriers that could be targeted by China’s long-range


ACUS: Atlantic Council of the United States · 16 May 2024 English

This challenge is being addressed by the Department of Defense’s investigation of the utility and risks associated with generative AI, the establishment of a new Task Group within Task Force …

avoided referring to Izumo-class destroyers as aircraft carriers due to post World War II constitutional provisions


15 May 2024 English

This Report is the first to be released by the Council on Geostrategy’s Strategic Advantage Cell. Kindly sponsored by Lockheed Martin, this Cell is the first of its kind in …

3.2 The Surface Fleet 18 3.2.1 Aircraft carriers 18 3.2.2 Escorts 21 3.2.2.1 Destroyers the maximum potential of Britain’s aircraft carriers. This includes procuring additional surface warships, including cruisers and aircraft carriers, and an expansion of the submarine to remain in or return to port. Aircraft carriers Aircraft provide intelligence, signals (HCMs). 3.2 The Surface Fleet 3.2.1 Aircraft carriers Since usurping the battleship’s premier


ORF: Observer Research Foundation · 13 May 2024 English

Introduction The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad)—comprising India, the United States (US), Japan, and Australia—has evolved from a senior-level security dialogue to a leaders-level summit, despite China (who views the grouping …

Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), which has two aircraft carriers, 426 combat- capable aircraft, and 24 AEW&C Chinese military’s ability to observe US aircraft carriers, expeditionary strike groups, and deployed interim deterrence until the US can move its aircraft carriers to a favourable position in the area. However


RAND Corporation · 7 May 2024 English

The perennial debate about whether U.S. allies are contributing sufficiently to the collective defense of the post–World War II liberal international order has resurfaced in recent years. In this report, …

aircraft Quality of air forces Air forces Aircraft carriers Tactical naval aircraft Tactical submarines


IFRI: Institut Français des Relations Internationales · 7 May 2024 English

This paper examines the trajectory of India-Russia relations post-February 2022. The war in Ukraine emerged as a significant challenge for bilateral ties, presenting new obstacles to political and diplomatic relations …

building large surface vessels, including aircraft carriers.56 No matter what the outcome of combat actions


JINSA: Jewish Institute for National Security of America · 6 May 2024 English

The United States must find a way to stop Houthi attacks in the short-term by imposing prohibi- tive costs on the Houthis and their Iranian and Hezbollah backers. [...] What …

The U.S. military has fewer than a dozen aircraft carriers, only roughly half of which are available available to deploy overseas at any given time. Aircraft carriers frequently require lengthy port calls for maintenance maintenance. − Three aircraft carriers were deployed to the Indo-Pacific theater to enhance readi- ness com/military/navy-ships/a46331144/how-many-aircraft-carriers-does-the-us-need/ https://www.rand.org/pu


JINSA: Jewish Institute for National Security of America · 6 May 2024 English

The United States must find a way to stop Houthi attacks in the short-term by imposing prohibi- tive costs on the Houthis and their Iranian and Hezbollah backers. [...] What …

The U.S. military has fewer than a dozen aircraft carriers, only roughly half of which are available available to deploy overseas at any given time. Aircraft carriers frequently require lengthy port calls for maintenance maintenance. − Three aircraft carriers were deployed to the Indo-Pacific theater to enhance readi- ness com/military/navy-ships/a46331144/how-many-aircraft-carriers-does-the-us-need/ https://www.rand.org/pu


ORF: Observer Research Foundation · 3 May 2024 English

While India continues to be absorbed in its long-drawn elections, the rest of the world is moving ahead with its own priorities. Last week, Chinese President Xi Jinping undertook a …

naval capabilities with the commissioning of aircraft carriers, modernisation of its air force with next-generation


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