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Singapore’s Aircraft Carrier Ambitions

In early March last year, a model of what appeared to be a Landing Helicopter Dock was put on display at the Singapore Air Show. The model betrayed no other information other than the fact that it was a variant of the Endurance class Joint Multi Mission Ship (JMMS). Although the Singapore’s Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) didn’t make that big ...

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INS Vikramaditya joins Indian Navy Today

Originally built by the Soviets, named the aircraft carrier as Baku and commissioned on 1987,  turned too expensive for the Russians to maintain. After years of negotiations India finally bought the aircraft carrier for $2.35 billion and named it INS Vikramaditya. Basically the ship was given free of cost but India had to pay Russian $1.35 billion for upgrade and ...

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Construction of HMS Prince of Wales, the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier begins

Work on the forward section of the hull, known as Lower Block 02, commenced as Commander-in -Chief Fleet Admiral George Zambellas cut the first steel in a ceremony at the company’s production facility. The huge section, which will weigh around 6,000 tonnes upon completion, will house the ship’s machinery spaces, stores and switchboards, as well as some of the accommodation, ...

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