Aircraft Carriers III


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is USS Abraham Lincoln completes first F-35C qualifications
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USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) recently notched some significant firsts for air operations, including using a new landing system during carrier operations and qualifying its first F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aviators.

The Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) was used for the first time in an operational setting, and the Autonomic Logistic Information System (ALIS) was used for the first time aboard a carrier, while Abraham Lincoln was underway conducting carrier qualifications and training in the Atlantic Ocean, according to a statement released by the Navy.

Also while Abraham Lincoln was underway, nine F-35C aviators with the “Rough Raiders” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 125, the “Grim Reapers” of VFA-101, and VX-9 carrier qualified in the Navy’s first stealth fighter. In October, F-35C aviators qualified aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), according to a Navy spokesperson.

Since a portion of the qualification process occurred during periods of inclement weather, the squadrons tested the new JPALS in various conditions. The all-weather system works with the ship’s navigation system to provide accurate and reliable guidance for aircraft. Previously, F-35Cs had only used JPALS for developmental testing, according to a statement released by the Navy.

When discussing the Lightning II on Navy Live,
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in the summer of 2016, Navy test pilots lauded the aircraft’s landing mode.

“The Lightning II is outfitted with a landing mode that greatly enhances the pilot’s ability to safely land aboard an aircraft carrier – a feature that has been developed alongside a similar program for the F/A-18 Super Hornet. The precise landing capabilities granted by these programs come as close as possible to simplify the most demanding aspects of shipboard recovery,” said Lt. Nicholas “Fila” Rezendes, a Navy fighter pilot assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101, in a 2016 blog post. “The F-35C brings a multitude of tactical mission sets to the U.S. Navy, and will prove to be a lethal and capable asset to carrier air wings.”

By 2025, Navy aircraft carrier air wings are expected to include F-35C, F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, EA-18G Growlers electronic attack aircraft, E-2D Hawkeye battle management and control aircraft, MH-60R/S helicopters and carrier onboard delivery logistics aircraft, according to the service.

Meanwhile, Abraham Lincoln’s crew used ALIS, an information infrastructure allowing operators to plan, maintain, and sustain systems over the F-35Cs. ALIS provides a secure way to transmit up-to-date operations, maintenance, prognostic, support, training and technical data to users and technicians worldwide. ALIS is considered the IT backbone of current and future aircraft, according to a statement released by the Navy.

Below deck on Abraham Lincoln, the aircraft intermediate maintenance department performed their first unassisted F-35C tire change, according to a statement released by the Navy. The tire change is considered significant, the Navy statement explained, because the accomplishment suggests the airwing will successfully integrate with Abraham Lincoln.
 
according to The Guardian HMS Queen Elizabeth, UK's newest and biggest aircraft carrier, springs a leak

Tuesday 19 December 2017 07.16 GMT
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The ship, which is still undergoing trials, is scheduled for repair at Portsmouth

After less than a month in service, the UK’s new £3.1bn aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, is leaking as a result of a problem with a shaft seal.

At 280 metres (920ft) long and with an estimated 50-year working life, the carrier is the biggest and most powerful built by the UK.

Commissioned on 7 December, it is understood the vessel has been leaking for some time.

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spokesman said: “An issue with a shaft seal has been identified during HMS Queen Elizabeth’s sea trials. This is scheduled for repair while she is alongside at Portsmouth.

“It does not prevent her from sailing again and her sea trials programme will not be affected.”

The aircraft carrier weighs 65,000 tonnes and has a top speed in excess of 25 knots.

A number of shipbuilding yards around Britain were involved in its construction, including Govan and Scotstoun in Glasgow, Appledore in Devon, Cammell Laird in Liverpool, A&P on the Tyne in Newcastle and Portsmouth.

About 10,000 people worked on construction at the yards before the sections were transported to Rosyth, Fife, where the ship was assembled.
 
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according to The Guardian HMS Queen Elizabeth, UK's newest and biggest aircraft carrier, springs a leak

Tuesday 19 December 2017 07.16 GMT
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now noticed in Twitter fanbois immediately making it no big deal; this tweet is more interesting:
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It is fortunate that the shaft seal problem can be repaired while
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is alongside in Portsmouth and does not require dry docking. The lack of dry dock options is a concern.
 
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Boeing revealed its first prototype for the U.S. Navy's MQ-25 unmanned tanker competition on Dec. 19, 2017. (Boeing)
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US Navy MQ-25 Stingray Unmanned Aerial Tanker 4 minutes ago
 
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now noticed in Twitter fanbois immediately making it no big deal; this tweet is more interesting:
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It is fortunate that the shaft seal problem can be repaired while
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is alongside in Portsmouth and does not require dry docking. The lack of dry dock options is a concern.
now UK’s newest, most expensive aircraft carrier needs repair
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The British Royal Navy’s newest and most expensive aircraft carrier needs repairs after a faulty shaft seal was identified during sea trials.

Officials say the HMS Queen Elizabeth, which cost roughly £3 billion (U.S. $4 billion) to build, will be “scheduled for repair” at Portsmouth.

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said Tuesday the repairs wouldn’t be paid for by taxpayers because contractors who built the ship would be responsible.

A Royal Navy statement says the problem won’t prevent the ship from sailing or interfere with the extensive sea trials program underway.

Queen Elizabeth II earlier this month attended the c
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of the carrier, which is named after the monarch.
 

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now UK’s newest, most expensive aircraft carrier needs repair
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Complete NON Story. No cost to taxpayer, no delay in next deployment, if it happened at sea she wouldn't even slow down to fix it. This is the sort of thing sea trials are designed to find, and the naysayers are getting desperate for bad things to say now reality has kicked in and she's here. 25398756_2107929649220885_207555196621398388_n.jpg
 
Complete NON Story.
OK, I think you know I'd quote your post if it turned out to be A story

No cost to taxpayer, no delay in next deployment, if it happened at sea she wouldn't even slow down to fix it. This is the sort of thing sea trials are designed to find, and the naysayers are getting desperate for bad things to say now reality has kicked in and she's here. View attachment 44164
Merry Christmas to you, I guess we'll be debating in 2018 and beyond LOL

and in the meantime ...:
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I've gotten already about 80% presents for the Christmas Day trip to the region I come from LOL
 

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