India, US plans to develop next generation Aircraft Carrier

  • The Indian delegation led by Vice Admiral SPS Cheema, visited the US Navy’s state-of-the-art aircraft carrier – PCU Gerald Ford – currently under construction at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia, and received briefs on US Navy management of aircraft carrier programmes.
  • The delegation met with senior Pentagon officials, and toured the US Navy’s research and development facilities for aircraft carrier launch and recovery systems as a first step to exploring opportunities for cooperation.
  • The next step would be the Indian Navy hosting the US Navy within the next six months or so to continue to focus on the way ahead.

Source: DefenceNews

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