aircraft carriers

America’s New $16 Billion Aircraft Carrier Is Still Far From Ready

America’s New $16 Billion Aircraft Carrier Is Still Far From Ready

Three years late and costing $US13 billion ($16 billion), the USS Gerald R. Ford has finally been commissioned at Norfolk Naval Station in Virginia. The latest aircraft carrier to join the American fleet has been burdened with — and this may shock you, considering we are talking about defence spending…

‘Magic Carpet’ Will Make Landing On An Aircraft Carrier So Much Easier

‘Magic Carpet’ Will Make Landing On An Aircraft Carrier So Much Easier

Landing an aircraft on a moving vessel requires a particular kind of precision and know-how that very few human beings can execute with significant technological support. Believe it or not, one psychological test observed that the stress landing on a carrier causes pilots more stress than what troops experience in…