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#1241 DB

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Posted 24 March 2020 - 0815 AM

It's obvious =- they have no intention of dropping the entire F/A-18 and E-2 fleets, and anything else that doesn't hover. Spending money on a futile attempt to remove that as a constraint requirements is one reason why military projects go wrong.

 

There is no money in "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."


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#1242 shep854

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Posted 24 March 2020 - 0906 AM

Navy/Marine 'Lightning Carrier' concept:

https://news.usni.or...ultiple-amphibs

Marines Test 'Lightning Carrier' Concept, Control 13 F-35Bs from Multiple Amphibs


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#1243 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 1350 PM

The Ford Class is in deep poo poo.

https://www.thedrive...rally-the-shits
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Posted 26 March 2020 - 1432 PM

The side note about its stores elevators being unable to handle a standard Trader Joe's pallet lift does not inspire confidence either. The basics do not appear to have been thought out.


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#1245 Ken Estes

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 1628 PM

Some notes from Warship Intl:

 

Prince of Wales (R09) commissioned 10Dec19 at Portsmouth, thereby becoming the largest warship ever built in Great Britain, being marginally larger and heavier than the class leader.

 

QE (R08) deployed with up to 36 F-35B fighters, operating interchangeably with US carriers off US Atlantic Coast, since departure from UK 2Sept19.

 

Delay of submarine: Audacious (S97) is delayed 19 mo.


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#1246 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 30 May 2020 - 0135 AM

Interesting article on the new logistic support vessels for the new Carriers. Much to my surprise one of the yards in the bidding is, what I thought defunct, Harland and Wolff.

https://www.defensen...upport-program/


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#1247 JasonJ

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Posted 30 May 2020 - 1050 AM

Interesting article on the new logistic support vessels for the new Carriers. Much to my surprise one of the yards in the bidding is, what I thought defunct, Harland and Wolff.
https://www.defensen...upport-program/


Three would be nice but with how often procurement target gets cut, it'll be 2.
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