Aircraft Carriers III

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    oh here he goes, bringing Rumsfeld inside
    SECNAV: Huntington Ingalls Leadership Misled Navy on Ford Elevator Issues https://defaeroreport.com/2019/10/2...adership-misled-navy-on-ford-elevator-issues/
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    "When asked about the rest of the ship’s issues in getting the plethora of new technology crammed into the ship’s hull working, he noted that it was former Secretary of Defense Don Rumsfeld who made that decision to load Ford up with a record amount of new, and at the time, untested technology."

    Rumsfeld quit in 2008 as far as I know, so even if some of his projects were too ambitious, I would've asked Spencer what the USN had been doing since then


    there's a tragicomic sentence further up in that article, quote,
    But that work-up and deployment, Spencer said, is “going to be way before 2024, I guarantee you that.”
    end of quote, as Spencer will be gone with wind by that time
     
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    now inside
    All 6 East Coast Carriers In Dock, Not Deployed: Hill Asks Why
    "According to information from the Navy, here’s the state of play for the Norfolk carrier fleet:
    • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) – has completed the Basic Phase of the Optimized Fleet Response Plan (OFRP) and is progressing normally through training to be deployable.
    • USS George Washington (CVN 73) – in Maintenance Phase undergoing a Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) at Newport News Shipbuilding.
    • USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) – at the end of OFRP, supporting operations off the East Coast; slated for RCOH.
    • USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) – in Sustainment Phase; repair efforts for an electrical issue are underway to restore the ship to its full capability in order to deploy the ship and its air wing as soon as possible.
    • USS George HW Bush (CVN 77) – Maintenance Phase.
    • USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) – New construction, undergoing testing."
     
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    Both Stennis and IKE could deploy if needed. Don't know why Ike hasn't. Stennis is awaiting CVN-73 to exit the shipyard in Newport News.
     
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    More views of HMS Prince Of Wales R09 on trials; still going smoothly!
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    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (October 29, 2019) Capt. Todd Marzano, the commanding officer of Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), oversees another milestone in the ship’s construction as Kennedy’s dry dock area is flooded three months ahead of its slated production schedule leading up to the christening of the second Ford-class aircraft carrier, scheduled for Dec. 7.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam Ferrero)

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    The flooding of the dry dock follows other milestones, including the laying of the ship’s keel on Aug. 22, 2015, the placement of the 588-metric ton island superstructure on May 29, 2019, and the arrival of the crew on Oct. 1, 2019. Kennedy is currently under construction at Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding. (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam Ferrero)
     
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    Awsome!
     
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    USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) High Speed Turns..21 PIX

    ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 29, 2019) USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) conducts high-speed turns in the Atlantic Ocean. Ford is at sea conducting sea trials following the in port portion of its 15 month post-shakedown availability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Connor Loessin)

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    US MARINE CORPS F-35B SUPPORT CREW ARRIVE ON HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH (29/10/19)

    "Here's a sight we will enjoy getting used to. USMC F-35B engineers, maintainers and other support crew have been dropped onboard by USMC CH-53 Sea Stallion. They will soon bring out their own Lightnings for flying trials alongside UK jets"
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