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I really hope we can see some more shipborne rolling vertical landing (SRVL). It would be great to see how quickly they can get multiple aircraft back on deck using this method. In terms of CATS and Traps whats the time between landings during optional tempo?
 

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 9, 2019) Yeoman 2nd Class Chantel Madarang, from San Leandro, California, participates in paint night aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).IKE, with embarked Carrier Air Wing 3, is underway conducting the Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA) and Final Evaluation Problem (FEP) as part of the basic phase of the Optimized Fleet Response Plan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sophie A. Pinkham)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 10, 2019) Sailors perform aircraft maintenance in the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sawyer Haskins)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 12, 2019) Sailors remove a safety net from the anchor chain during an anchoring evolution in the fo'c'sle aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sophie A. Pinkham)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 13, 2019) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Calinda Ferguson, from Dallas, directs a T-45C Goshawk training aircraft, assigned to Training Air Wing (TW) 2, on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). IKE is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting carrier qualifications while in the basic phase of the Optimized Fleet Response Plan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Norket)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 14, 2019) Rear Adm. John Meier, Commander, Carrier Strike Group 10, right, prepare for a flight in a T-45C Goshawk training aircraft, assigned to Training Air Wing 2 (TW 2), with Capt. Richard Rivera on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Norket)
 

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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 4, 2019) An AV-8B Harrier with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 (Reinforced), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), sits on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU are deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to support regional stability, reassure partners and allies, and maintain a presence postured to respond to any crisis ranging from humanitarian assistance to contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dalton S. Swanbeck)


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ANDAMAN SEA (June 14, 2019) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Airman Idina Diaz, from Houston, Texas, assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), phones flight deck control from the hangar bay.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Jessica Ann Hattell)

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ANDAMAN SEA (June 14, 2019) Sailors and Marines assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), remove chocks and chains from an MV-22 Osprey, attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 (Reinforced), on the ship’s portside flight deck elevator. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Jessica Ann Hattell)

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BAY OF BENGAL (June 17, 2019) U.S. Marines assigned to 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) prepare to move cargo on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) during a vertical replenishment. The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 11th MEU are deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to support regional stability, reassure partners and allies, and maintain a presence to respond to any crisis ranging from humanitarian assistance to contingency operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alexander C. Kubitza)

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ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 19, 2019) Sailors of the crash-and-salvage team aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) observe flight operations as the ship transits the Arabian Sea. Boxer is part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alexander C. Kubitza/Released)
 

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From WESTLANT 19, the first sight of an F-35B in 'Beast Mode', the opposite of stealth mode. Something deeply unfriendly hanging off all six underwing pylons, a mix of Paveway IV LGBs (including two more in the internal bomb bays), two ASRAAMs on the outer wing pylons and two AMRAAMs carried internally too:72956756_10156452523406481_1962753767409451008_n.jpg
On the other side of the Pond, sistership HMS Prince of Wales has been continuing with her sea trials, and enjoying some beautiful sunrises and sunsets:
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PACIFIC OCEAN (June 4, 2019) An AV-8B Harrier with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 (Reinforced), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), sits on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU are deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to support regional stability, reassure partners and allies, and maintain a presence postured to respond to any crisis ranging from humanitarian assistance to contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dalton S. Swanbeck)


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ANDAMAN SEA (June 14, 2019) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Airman Idina Diaz, from Houston, Texas, assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), phones flight deck control from the hangar bay.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Jessica Ann Hattell)

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ANDAMAN SEA (June 14, 2019) Sailors and Marines assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), remove chocks and chains from an MV-22 Osprey, attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 (Reinforced), on the ship’s portside flight deck elevator. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Jessica Ann Hattell)

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BAY OF BENGAL (June 17, 2019) U.S. Marines assigned to 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) prepare to move cargo on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) during a vertical replenishment. The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 11th MEU are deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to support regional stability, reassure partners and allies, and maintain a presence to respond to any crisis ranging from humanitarian assistance to contingency operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alexander C. Kubitza)

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ARABIAN SEA (Sept. 19, 2019) Sailors of the crash-and-salvage team aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) observe flight operations as the ship transits the Arabian Sea. Boxer is part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alexander C. Kubitza/Released)
Check out the engineering on the MV-22 Osprey, now that my friend, is the work of "demented genious", LOL......
 

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sounds like the brass couldn't talk like in an ad:
Carrier Ford May Not Deploy Until 2024, 3rd Weapons Elevator Certified
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and later
SECNAV Spencer Rebuts Congressional Criticism of Ford Carrier Program
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Jun 9, 2017
I'll show you something:

GAO: Navy carrier will be incomplete, cost more at delivery
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Published: November 21, 2014


2014, see? they saw the PR STUNT (the Ford delivery) coming three years ago! another PR STUNT will soon follow (the Ford commissioning)

instead of requesting the vendor to deliver the product (and not jokes like the Zumwalt now and the Ford now), the USN accepts and commissions obviously unfinished ships, and I of course wouldn't talk about anything minor, I talk about for example the aircraft carrier unable to launch aircraft for years!

so, going back to that old article:
"The Navy plans to meet the $12.9 billion cost cap for its new aircraft carrier by accepting the ship unfinished and spending more money afterward ..."
I'll wait and see what the FINAL cost is, if they after coupla more years realized some 'transformational technologies' were actually botched etc.

wait, almost missed this:
“If you talk to HII, they’ll tell you it’s a trail of tears,” Spencer said.

I beg your pardon, HII charged billions for your "trail of tears", Sir!
 
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