Aircraft Carriers Current Affairs - 2020

INS Viraat to be dismantled in Gujarat

The aircraft carrier, INS Viraat that served the Indian Navy for more than 30 years is to be dismantled at Alang, Gujarat. The ship was decommissioned three years back. Highlights INS Viraat is the longest serving ship of the Indian Navy. It was inducted into the Indian Navy in 1987. It was recently bought by Read More…

US approves sale of 24 MH 60 Romeo Seahawk helicopters to India

The United States Department of State on Tuesday approved the sale of 24 multi-role MH-60 Romeo Seahawk helicopters to India at a price of $2.4 billion (Rs 16,516 crore). Sale of MH 60 Romeo Seahawk helicopters The Lockheed Martin-built helicopters will replace India’s ageing fleet of British-made Sea King helicopters. MH-60 Romeo Seahawk helicopters will Read More…

China to build nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Liaoning within 7 years

The China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) has announced to build its first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Liaoning by the middle of the next decade. It was announced as part of its list of ambitions hope to achieve in weaponry and technical developments for People’s Liberation Army (PLA)-Navy by 2025. Key Facts China has ambition to have Read More…

USS Gerald R Ford: World’s largest aircraft carrier inducted by US

The United States (US) Navy officially inducted USS Gerald R Ford (CVN 78), the world’s largest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia. It is the most advanced aircraft carrier in the world. USS Gerald Ford is first in the series of three of the futuristic ships of the Ford-class carriers ordered by US Read More…