After a gap of 75 years, the Japanese are back to operating fighter jets from flat-deck warships at sea. The last time the Japanese Navy launched a plane from an aircraft carrier was during the World War II (1939-1945).
the largest concentration of F-35 fighter jets – a fifth generation jet made by Lockheed Martin — carried out continuous cross deck operations for 48 hours in the Philippine Sea in the last fortnight of August.
490 fighter jets are needed by the Indian Air Force (IAF) over the next 20 years, or roughly by end of 2040. Inductions will be in batches from November 2020 which literally lays down the future of military aviation in India.
IDD Bureau Indian Navy has finalized the size of its next aircraft carrier at 65,000 tonnes, having a full electric propulsion and will deploy the Catapult Assisted Take-Off But Arrested Recovery (CATOBAR) system for launching and retrieving fighter jets on its deck. This has multiple signals. The size matches that of the Queen Elizabeth Class
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