North Korea fires missile into sea as US aircraft carrier arrives in region

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! North Korea has fired a missile into the sea off its east coast shortly after a United States aircraft carrier arrived in the region. Reuters reported Saturday that an unspecified ballistic missile was fired into the Sea of Japan by North Korea but further details about the trajectory of the missile were unknown. The launch came as a U.S. aircraft carrier arrived in South Korea to participate in joint drills with South Korean forces, and days before a planned visit next week…

China’s Shandong Aircraft Carrier Holds Drills In South China Sea Amid Subtle Warnings From Australia

The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) shifted its attention to the South China Sea after days of live fire drills around the Taiwan Strait. According to reports, China conducted combat drills in the South China Sea with the Shandong aircraft carrier battle group. The Chinese navy announced on August 24 that the aircraft carrier Shandong and its battle group have been training in the South China Sea. According to a WeChat post by the People’s Liberation Army’s South Sea Fleet, the purpose of the training was to assess soldiers’ combat…

U.S. carrier strike group returns to South China Sea amid Taiwan tensions

Crew members work on the deck of the USS Ronald Reagan in the South China Sea September 30, 2017. REUTERS/Bobby Yip Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, July 28 (Reuters) – A U.S. aircraft carrier and its strike group have returned to the South China Sea after a port call in Singapore, deploying in the disputed region as tensions with China rise over a possible visit to Taiwan by congressional leader Nancy Pelosi. Officials with the U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet confirmed the deployment of the…

Is China Destined to Become an Aircraft Carrier Superpower?

China: A Budding Aircraft Carrier Power?: Though it may not be very scholarly or diplomatic to do so, it sure is fun to be able to laugh at an adversary nation’s military misfortunes. We at 19FortyFive have written so many articles on Russia’s endless problems with their aircraft carrier program – from its ill-fated efforts to build a nuclear aircraft carrier to the maladies afflicting its lone non-nuclear carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov – that it’s become almost like a running sitcom gag. However, in fairness and objectivity, one of America’s…

India launches new aircraft carrier as China concerns grow

NEW DELHI — India commissioned its first home-built aircraft carrier Friday as it seeks to counter regional rival China’s much larger and growing fleet, and expand its own indigenous shipbuilding capabilities. The INS Vikrant, whose name is a Sanskrit word for “powerful” or “courageous,” is India’s second operational aircraft carrier, joining the Soviet-era INS Vikramaditya that it purchased from Russia in 2004 to defend the Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal. The new 262-meter (860-foot) carrier, designed by the Indian navy and built at the Cochin shipyard in southern India,…

China Criticizes U.S. Navy Taiwan Strait Transits, F-35B ‘Lightning Carrier’ USS Tripoli Now in South China Sea

Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) transits the East China Sea during routine underway operations on Aug. 28. US Navy Photo Two U.S.warships sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday — the first since Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) visited Taiwan, sparking increased tensions between Washington and Beijing. USS Antietam (CG-54) and USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) sailed through the Taiwan Strait, according to a Saturday press release from 7th Fleet. The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers are both homeported in Yokosuka, Japan. “The ship’s transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the…

China’s aircraft carrier conducts combat drills in South China Sea amid Taiwan tensions

A Chinese aircraft carrier, which raised eyebrows by undergoing overhaul and upgrades just over two years after its launch, held combat drills in the South China Sea with its full battle group, consisting of a flotilla of naval ships, including a nuclear submarine, as Beijing ratcheted tensions over Taiwan. The Shandong — the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy’s second aircraft carrier and the first domestically built — recently held comprehensive drills in the South China Sea in a group consisting of full combat elements, which analysts said showed that the…

China’s aircraft carrier conducts combat drills with full battle group in South China Sea amid Taiwan tensions

The Shandong — China’s second aircraft carrier and the first domestically built — recently held comprehensive drills in the South China Sea in a group consisting of full combat elements The Shandong — China’s second aircraft carrier and the first domestically built — recently held comprehensive drills in the South China Sea in a group consisting of full combat elements A Chinese aircraft carrier, which raised eyebrows by undergoing overhaul and upgrades just over two years after its launch, held combat drills in the South China Sea with its full battle group, consisting of…

PLA aircraft carrier Shandong holds drills in South China Sea in full combat group

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy’s aircraft carrier Shandong conducts realistic combat-oriented exercises in the South China Sea in the early autumn of 2022. Photo: Screenshot from the WeChat account of the PLA South Sea Fleet The Shandong, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy’s second aircraft carrier and the first domestically built, recently held comprehensive drills in the South China Sea in a group consisting of full combat elements, which analysts said on Thursday showed the carrier is becoming ready for far sea operations. The aircraft carrier Shandong…