30 Dec '16, 12pm

China's carrier replenishment ship begins sea trials

China's carrier replenishment ship begins sea trials

The People's Liberation Army Navy's (PLAN's) new Type 901 replenishment ship commenced sea trials on 18 December, according to Chinese media. The 45,000-tonne vessel, which was built at Guangzhou Shipyard International's Longxue shipyard on the Pearl River, is expected to provide logistics support to the PLAN's nascent carrier force. Photographic evidence of the ship's construction emerged in late 2015, not long before it was launched on 15 December 2015. It is equipped with three gantries and a fourth high-point structure port side aft, configured with five hose rigs for liquid refuelling on the port side and four on the starboard side. The central gantry provides a transfer station for solids on each side. The ability to have multiple hoses connected will enable the Type 901 to not only provide aviation fuel and fuel oil to the carrier simultaneously, but also minimise t...

Full article: http://www.janes.com/article/66613/china-s-carrier-replen...

Tweets

China launches academy to boost aero-engine res...

janes.com 30 Dec '16, 5pm

The newly established Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC) has launched a research institute that aims to support the c...

China confirms its carrier held drills in South...

navytimes.com 03 Jan '17, 5pm

BEIJING — China confirmed that its aircraft carrier has for the first time conducted drills in the South China Sea with a ...

China's 1st aircraft carrier sails into South C...

militarytimes.com 26 Dec '16, 11pm

BEIJING — China's first aircraft carrier and five other warships passed by Taiwan and sailed into the contested South Chin...

Middle East Now Without a US Carrier

defensenews.com 28 Dec '16, 10pm

Washington – The Dwight D. Eisenhower carrier strike group chopped out of the European theater of operations Dec. 26, head...

Investigation begins into Russian reports of Bu...

janes.com 29 Dec '16, 7pm

A Bulgarian prosecutor is launching a probe into allegations published by Russian state-owned media that Bulgarian-made ar...

China receives first four Su-35s from Russia, says report (Jane's

China receives first four Su-35s from Russia, s...

janes.com 28 Dec '16, 6pm

China's People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has taken delivery of the first four of 24 Russian-made Sukhoi Su-35 'F...

@RimElChami We currently do not ship the UAE, b...

stuartweitzman.com 04 Jan '17, 2pm

Effective January 18th, 2016 StuartWeitzman.com will no longer be shipping via Borderfree. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING FEES Jus...

China's #Liaoning carrier group conducts #military #tests in the Yellow Sea

China's #Liaoning carrier group conducts #milit...

sputniknews.com 24 Dec '16, 11pm

The tests included a fighter launch and air combat and recovery exercises, AP reports. © REUTERS/ Kim Kyung-Hoon ‘More Tha...

Indonesia receives a further 16 Leopard 2 RI ma...

janes.com 30 Dec '16, 7am

The Indonesian Army (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Darat: TNI-AD) has taken delivery of another 16 Leopard 2 RI (R...

Indonesia takes delivery of 122 mm rocket systems from China - IHS Jane's 360

Indonesia takes delivery of 122 mm rocket syste...

janes.com 27 Dec '16, 12pm

The Indonesian Marines Corps is now equipped with the Type 90B multiple rocket system from China System may be equipped wi...

Sea trials for new carrier set after delays, co...

navytimes.com 12 Jan '17, 12am

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The U.S. Navy says sea trials will begin in March for the first of its new class of aircraft carriers....

@IHS

@IHS

janes.com 22 Dec '16, 2pm

System testing on USS Gerald R Ford is more than 75% complete, says shipbuilder Less than 10% of overall test programme re...

#Taiwan says Chinese aircraft carrier #Liaoning...

straitstimes.com 28 Dec '16, 2am

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The United States says China has the right to sail in international waters after a Chinese aircraft...

Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group Retur...

navy.mil 28 Dec '16, 6pm

Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command Public Affairs Office (NNS) -- More than 6,000 Sailors from Carrier Strike Group (CSG...

Sea Shepherd and the Mexican Navy Team Up to Ca...

seashepherd.org 29 Dec '16, 1pm

Six illegal fishing boats were apprehended by the Mexican Navy after being tracked by the M/V Farley Mowat in the Sea of C...