I thought I'd post it here in case our friends at NEW miss the original announcement:
This is a quick note to all interested parties that the Defence Ministry is shortly to begin tendering designs for a next-generation aircraft carrier for the Riponian Navy.
Full specifications for the carriers have not yet been released, nor has the deadline for designs been announced, but currently it is expected that the carrier should have capacity for approximately 40 jet fighters (Bobcat Mk II and Mk III), numerous helicopters of various sizes, and other aircraft as appropriate. The carrier should be able to handle both conventional and short take-off and landing, and be heavily armed both offensively and defensively.
As I said, I'll get the full specification requirements to anyone who is interested in entering as soon as possible, real life permitting.
P.S. Obviously, anyone else who isn't from NEW but wishes to enter is perfectly free to do so, including with existing designs.