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Technically speaking, wouldn't it be possible to fly a super tucano off a harrier carrier? That could prove to be a value proposition...

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Royal Australian Navy commissions HMAS Adelaide
4 December 2015

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has commissioned HMAS Adelaide, the second of two landing helicopter docks (LHDs), in Garden Island, Sydney.

The air-land-sea amphibious vessel, along with sister ship HMAS Canberra, enhances the strength of the navy to defend the nation.

source: http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsroyal-australian-navy-commissions-hmas-adelaide-4745291

the page 1 list has been updated accordingly.

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Alizes could fly off ins vikrant without catapult!

Technically speaking, wouldn't it be possible to fly a super tucano off a harrier carrier? That could prove to be a value proposition...

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Still a typo on page 1: SPS Jaun Carlos I (L61). This has to be: SPS Juan Carlos I (L61):

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^ LOL!

whoops, thanks for catching that 4 year old typo.

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LHA-8 now has a name:

SECNAV Names Next Amphibious Assault Ship USS Bougainville
By Joseph R. Fonseca November 10, 2016

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced November 9 that the name of the next America-class amphibious assault ship will be USS Bougainville (LHA 8).

The naming ceremony took place at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

LHA-8 will be the second ship to be named after Bougainville, an island in the northern Solomons, which was the location of a World War II campaign in 1943-1944 during which allies secured a strategic airfield from Japan. Success at Bougainville isolated all Japanese forces left in the Solomons.

The first Bougainville was an escort carrier that was launched in 1944, a year after the Bougainville campaign began. It was decommissioned for the first time in 1946. It was then brought back into service for five years before earning two battle stars for its service in World War II and being struck from the naval register in 1960.


source: http://www.marinelink.com/news/bougainville-amphibious418081

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i've added the italian navy's new LHD ITS Trieste, now apparently under construction, to the list on page 1 of this thread.

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Wonder if the Skyhawks are going to be sold off? Were they all upgraded?

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[QUOTE=Stonewall;2374465]You can scrap the Sao Paulo, the Brazilian Navy has officially announced she will be decomissioned: [url]http://www.defesaaereanaval.com.br/desmobilizacao

Will this finnaly force Argentina to can their Super Etendards and Trackers?

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Wonder if the Skyhawks are going to be sold off? Were they all upgraded?

according some news they will keep 9 units flying from land.

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You can scrap the Sao Paulo, the Brazilian Navy has officially announced she will be decomissioned: http://www.defesaaereanaval.com.br/desmobilizacao-do-nae-sao-paulo-a-12/

thanks for the heads up, she served a good long life.

and while it'll be a bit sad to see her go, i can imagine that the costs of keeping such an elderly ship going just get really hard to continue justifying at a certain point.

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Japan commissions JS Kaga:

Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Commissions Second Helicopter Carrier

Japan’s newest surface combatant entered service on March 22.
By Franz-Stefan Gady
March 23, 2017

The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) commissioned its second Izumo-class helicopter carrier JS Kaga at the Japan Marine United shipyard in Yokohama, on March 22.

The commissioning ceremony was attended by a host of dignitaries including Japan’s Vice Defense Minister Takayuki Kobayashi, who openly addressed ongoing China-Japan tensions in the East China Sea and Beijing’s military buildup in the South China Sea his remarks.

“China is attempting to make changes in the East China Sea and the South China Sea with bases and through acts that exert pressure and are steadily altering the status quo, raising security concerns among the international community,” Kobayashi said, according to The Japan Times.


source: http://thediplomat.com/2017/03/japan-maritime-self-defense-force-commissions-second-helicopter-carrier/

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If steely dan still takes care of this excellent thread he could do a minor update:
Nave Trieste, the new flagship of the Italian Navy is blue = launched - fitting out.

https://youtu.be/hM-MjFYWguw

And the Ski-jump is already fitted. I hope you could see the image linked.

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^ thanks for the update and the pic. she came together rather quickly. looking good.