increasing number of Navy aircraft carriers see as a viable platform for sharing Landsvirkjun – now nine and aircraft carriers in service: Brazil, France, India, Italy, Russia, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom and United States. It is noteworthy that the People’s Liberation Army – Naval (Plan) – China is not even really have a carrier in service, but this is expected to change in the near future. The total number of carriers in service worldwide is now twenty-two, with half the fleet to be in the US service. At least eight countries have new carriers in the concept, design, bought used and the renovation or building stages. Spain has been successful selling his design ‘Principe de Asturias’ to several navy, and China, Japan and India are developing carrier build capacity – in the case of China, even nuclear powered platform for new aircraft generation. VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft – UK Harrier derivatives are used for example, India, Spain and Italy, have made these countries to send a viable carrier power. The US F35D carrier variant – a stvo settings – can only increase the demand for airlines including “Western” countries
Most military analysts see an aircraft carrier that Keystone in the military, despite the significant concentration of power and investments (. both political and financial) in what is a highly visible and arguably vulnerable target.
Russia has only one operational aircraft carrier in the present and is an exception. It spans 11 time zones – almost halfway around the world. With a fleet of modern land-based aircraft and effective missile technology, it can probably shed their power without a large carrier fleet, at least in the northern hemisphere.
What is the Aircraft Carrier?
floating, self-propelled Airbase, not capable of handling large aircraft transport as the C130 Hercules. This definition is generally taken to include all vessels capable of handling fixed wing fighter / bomber aircraft, of which there are several types. For this purpose, without the clean helicopter carriers, even as cargo ships can carry these as the Falklands War was
Types of aircraft carrier
Super Carrier :. These are usually more than 50,000 tons loaded displacement, typically nuclear power, and able to handle fast jets
Fleet Carrier: the average size of the usual 20,000 tonnes, oil / steam, gas turbine or even diesel power is “typical “the size of the fleet of the country.
Light Aircraft Carrier :. less than fleet carrier
As can be seen, so categories navy aircraft carriers is subjective fleet configuration to this area. The French may well describe Charles de Gaulle as Super Carrier – steam catapults, nuclear powered, but is it really a Super Carrier when compared to, say, the US aircraft carriers such as the US Nimitz Class George W Bush, nearly 100,000 tons displacement, and carry well over 100 fixed wing aircraft
CATOBAR :. catapult launching fixed-wing aircraft but arrested recovery
Stob: Short take off but arrested recovery. Currently, it has been using UK Sea Harrier VTOL aircraft Stovall mode with ‘ski jump’ launched
Stovall :. Short take off and vertical landing. As with Stob, but vertical landing. Less attractive due to increasing fuel (equivalent to less armament load) required for the landing phase and flight deck damage problem because down straight exhaust jet landing.
entry to the aircraft carrier Club
These may include :.
Constitutional bars, such as Japan, Germany and (until recently) Italy, after the World War 2 aggression
Operational Capability Development takes a lot of time and money. Second-hand carriers and infrastructure requirements can be purchased or hired. New article naval activities has to be set up. This is not trivial big project – training establishments need to install and run, renovation, repair and logistics operations will be established, for example, and perhaps even a career structure for superiors and subordinates
A land. have to develop tactical and strategic policies that actually exist and operate their carriers in accordance with national policy objectives in its credibly
Even the basics -. establishing 24 x 7 operations tempo run carrier must be developed, implemented and practiced complete if the distribution of the carrier force is to be credible – Bad launches weather night and landing, crew rescue procedures, anti-submarine measures, re-function and weapons handling, coordinated artist defense – the list is extensive. Some countries work in this regard. For example, Brazil is helping China to develop operational capabilities in exchange for technical assistance in the field of nuclear energy and defense electronics
aircraft carriers -. The Future
future carrier is secured. With the advent of a new generation Stovall aircraft, and the emergence of India and China in major carrier company (with Pakistan also making noise) means that the mid-21st century, the carrier arms race must be accelerated and the world tonnes growing.
Britain is to build larger operators – the Queen Elizabeth Class Super Carrier. These new UK aircraft carriers will be almost three times the size of the previous generation; ‘cast-off’ performers are increasingly bought smaller nations, such operational worldwide tonnage is bound to increase – annual new building tonnes higher than the scrappage; the United States is to build a new generation – The Gerald R Ford class. Countries that work aircraft carrier relinquished never capacity
Electric launch system -. Simpler, lighter, more powerful than steam catapults are designed. This will be able to launch unmanned aircraft G forces that human pilots could not tolerate. Aerial battles fought by unmanned aircraft flown remotely by carrier-based (or even land-based) Jocks through secure data link are real possibility for the end of the century.
New carrier-busting missiles, such as the Chinese Dong Feng 21D (NATO CSS-5 Mod 4) will lead to increased defense technology development.