Monday, February 26, 2024

Warships

Type 26 Frigate: Versatile Member of the Royal Navy

Type 26 frigate is an advanced anti-submarine warship that will replace the Type 23 frigates. The program began in 1998, under what was then known as the Future Surface Combatant. With the end of the Cold War, it was...

Liaoning & Shandong provide know-how for more capable and powerful aircraft carriers

The aircraft carriers Liaoning and Shandong symbolize the Chinese Navy that shows to become a naval power. China has become a more capitalist country and started to need more raw materials from overseas sources. The rising Chinese economy has...

Type 055: A destroyer or a cruiser?

The People's Liberation Army Navy, shortly the Chinese Navy, commissioned Nanchang, the first of the new Type 055-class, also known as the Renhai-class, destroyers in the early days of 2020. It is confident that the ship, which the USA...

Izumo: A helicopter destroyer or an aircraft carrier?

Two ships are officially designated as helicopter destroyers. But are they helicopter destroyers or aircraft carriers? There is a reason why Japan prefers to use helicopter destroyer definition The biggest Japanese warship since the Second World War, the Izumo-class,...

What does it take to attack an Aircraft Carrier successfully?

In recent years there has been growing concern about the new capabilities that may make aircraft carriers vulnerable to attack.Critics contend that carriers will grow increasingly vulnerable as potential adversaries acquire reconnaissance satellites, long-range cruise missiles, hypersonic missiles,...

How vulnerable is a warship during a replenishment at sea?

"Replenishment at sea" or "Underway Replenishment" is one of the most critical issues of naval operations. Because most of the naval ships need fuel transfer at regular or irregular intervals since they have a conventional propulsion system. For this...

Are Aircraft Carriers Moving Coffins Nowadays Since the Anti Ship Ballistic Missiles are So Advanced?

OPINION: By Abhirup Sengupta, Military Aviation EnthusiastIt’s funny, the Anti Ship ballistic missiles are so “advanced” that we are yet to see a single ASh-ballistic missile hitting a mobile maritime target. Despite over a decade of hype, we’re still left with terrible CGI (Computer-generated imagery) to demonstrate...

How do Modern Warships Defend Themselves Against Torpedoes?

Heavyweight submarine-launched torpedoes (HWT) are the main torpedo threat for warships. Torpedo boats are also carrying anti-ship torpedoes against warships. In this article, we will focus on submarine-launched torpedoes and their countermeasures systems. HWT typically launched from submarines at a...

How Safe the U.S. Nuclear Powered Warships?

How Safe the U.S. Nuclear Powered Warships?U.S. Nuclear Powered Warships (NPWs) has safely operated for more than 50 years without experiencing any reactor accident or any release of radioactivity that hurt human health or had an adverse effect on...

Why are some aircraft carriers not nuclear-powered? Nuclear Propulsion or Conventional Propulsion?

The analysis shows that conventional and nuclear carriers both have been effective in fulfilling countries' presence, crisis response, and war-fighting requirements and share many characteristics and capabilities. Conventionally and nuclear-powered carriers both have the same standard air wing and...

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