US Navy explosion test for new aircraft carrier registers as minor earthquake in Florida
China's rocket forces have been practicing launching 'carrier killer' missiles in the dark during midnight drills
Chinese troops have been practicing conducting multi-wave strikes with DF-26 ballistic missiles in a series of late night exercises.The Chinese People's Liberation Army Rocket Force has been practicing carrying out simulated multi-wave ballistic-missile strikes in a series of recent midnight exercises, Global Times reported, citing a China National Radio report.
The U.S.released of an explosive test off ’s coast that aimed to determine the durability of a new .
The USS Gerald R. Ford sat 100 miles east of Florida as the Navy set off a 40,000-pound explosive – just one of several planned tests. The aircraft carrier is the newest and most advanced one in the Navy.
The ship closed out a successful 18-month period of tests and trials in April, finishing ahead of schedule for all planned improvements and maintenance.
The explosion, set off on Friday, was so powerful that the U.S. Geological Survey measured a magnitude 3.9,.
China: 12 dead and nearly 140 wounded after an impressive gas explosion in a residential area
© CCTV The CCTV public channel broadcasts images of buildings with collapsed walls and the exploded windows (screenshot). CCTV At least 12 people perished and nearly 140 were injured on Sunday in the explosion of gas conduct in a residential area in the province of Hubei, in central China, announced local authorities. Rescue operations are continuing, specified in a statement the Disaster Management Bureau of the City of Shiyan, where the deflating has occurred around 6:30 (20:30 in France).
Video: US Navy tests aircraft carrier with massive explosion off the coast of Florida (USA TODAY)
"The first-in-class aircraft carrier was designed using advanced computer modeling methods, testing, and analysis to ensure the ship is hardened to withstand battle conditions, and these shock trials provide data used in validating the shock hardness of the ship," the Navy.
The Navy conducts these Full Ship Shock Trials as the final stage before a ship deploys.
The USS Theodore Roosevelt was the last aircraft carrier to execute the trials, back in 1987.
The Navy did not specify how many trials it would conduct during the FSSTs, but the trials will end later this summer.
The Russian military has been practicing taking out an enemy carrier strike group in the Pacific .
Russia's ministry of defense shed light on recent drills this week, revealing they were practicing destroying an enemy carrier strike group. Russian forces divided into two teams about 300 miles apart, with one playing the role of the enemy. The defense ministry did not identify any specific adversary.The opposing military force, consisting of the cruiser Varyag, destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov, and two smaller corvettes, carried out a simulated conventional missile strike on the mock enemy. The attack also involved air assets.