Giovanni Maduli sent me this picture of the Italian aircraft carrier Cavour (550) he took recently in Fincantieri’s shipyards in Muggiano, near Genoa. The ship, that will be delivered to the Marina Militare (Italian Navy) in 2008, has an overall length of 244 meters and a runway 180m x 14m with a 12° ski jump that will be able to serve 8 V/STOL (Vertical/Short Take-Off and Landing) aircraft such as AV-8B+ Harrier or 12 helicopters, such as the EH-101, NH- 90 or SH-3D. The ship will be fully compatible with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter VTOL variant and will most probably accomodate a mixed force composed by both aircraft and helos.
Aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov is still in the Mediterranean where it operates watched closely by NATO E-3 AWACS. Even if it has reportedly ended its mission and headed for Severomorsk, Russia’s aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov […]
Stabilized 360-degree Camera Shows What Life in a French Navy Rafale M Flying At 500 Knots and 100 Feet Looks Like
Dassault Rafale M jets, flying low level, performing buddy-refueling, ACM (Air Combat Maneuvering) and buzzing cargo ships off the Breton coast. Chasse Embarquée knows how to amaze aviation enthusiasts: the media team behind the French […]
The anti-surface/submarine (ASuW/ASW) helicopter was involved in a training activity when the accident occurred. All the 6 crew members survived. On Nov. 6, 2019, around 6.00PM LT, an SH-101A (EH-101MPH Mod 110) helicopter belonging to […]