Aircraft Carriers III

Thursday at 9:46 PM

... and here comes a politically-correct version (Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly on Friday, inside https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2019/10/25/pentagon-official-wants-to-keep-shaking-up-the-navy-marines/):
“We as a Navy and as a Department of Defense have a lot to be held accountable for with respect to the Ford," Modly said. “Certain decisions that were made to put in all those new technologies at once on a new platform and I think we’re accepting responsibility for it.”

makes me wonder what exactly "accepting responsibility" means (I'm guessing it means surviving until a promotion for outstanding achievements in game-changing program)
No, it means they are "paying a price" by having to work their asses off, trying to "get their shit together", and its a high price, not only hard work, but folks who don't have a clue passing judgement on their work, and their boat! not to mention their own character.....

Yep, trying to make a cultural and technological leap is never easy, but its always gonna draw a crowd of "internet experts" know it alls, and in general "nervous nellies"....

Since it takes 5, 10, 15, 20 years to roll out a new boat these days, you try to "pack it" with all the foreseeable answers, to all the foreseeable threats....

If you don't, 2 years down the road, those same all wise, all knowing "internet experts" will ask why you didn't anticipate this threat, or that threat???

so you might as well go for broke, all you're going to catch is "shit" anyway, go for it, but you will have to deal with the reality of bringing a technological marvel into the "real world", and you will have to pay for it... so what???
 

Jura

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No, it means they are "paying a price" by having to work their asses off, trying to "get their shit together", and its a high price, not only hard work, but folks who don't have a clue passing judgement on their work, and their boat! not to mention their own character.....

Yep, trying to make a cultural and technological leap is never easy, but its always gonna draw a crowd of "internet experts" know it alls, and in general "nervous nellies"....

Since it takes 5, 10, 15, 20 years to roll out a new boat these days, you try to "pack it" with all the foreseeable answers, to all the foreseeable threats....

If you don't, 2 years down the road, those same all wise, all knowing "internet experts" will ask why you didn't anticipate this threat, or that threat???

so you might as well go for broke, all you're going to catch is "shit" anyway, go for it, but you will have to deal with the reality of bringing a technological marvel into the "real world", and you will have to pay for it... so what???
so basically you're saying "accepting responsibility" by officials means people will poke at those officials, and that's it -- people would poke at them anyway LOL

well no wonder the Fed is 22t+ in debt
 

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NORFOLK,Va. (Oct. 30, 2019) Sailors from the Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman stand by to receive the lines from the Ford-Class aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) as it pulls into Naval Station Norfolk on Oct. 30. Ford returned to sea for the first time since beginning its post-shakedown availability in July 2018 to conduct sea trials. Photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nikita Custer



NORFOLK,Va. (Oct. 30, 2019). Rear Admiral Roy Kelly speaks with media prior to the Ford-class aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) pulling into Naval Station Norfolk on Oct. 30. Ford returned to sea for the first time since beginning its post-shakedown availability in July 2018 to conduct sea trials. Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nikita Custer

Follow the link below for the full story.

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Returns from sea trails

Release Date: 10/30/2019 12:06

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Program Executive Office (PEO) Aircraft Carriers announced the successful completion of the Post-Shakedown Availability/Selected Restricted Availability (PSA/SRA) for USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Oct. 30 as the ship returned to its home port at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia.

PSA completion marks a significant shipbuilding milestone for USS Gerald R. Ford, the first ship in a next-generation class that will serve for 50 years as the centerpiece of national defense in an increasingly complex security environment.

"This is a warship like none other, and the process of returning her to fleet service reflects the great technical skill, professionalism and tenacity of the government/industry team," said Rear Adm. James Downey, program executive officer for Aircraft Carriers. "USS Gerald R. Ford is the most technologically advanced, most lethal combat platform in the world. Everyone, from the highest levels of government to the crew working the deck plates, is laser focused on this aircraft carrier being ready to enter fleet service."
 

Jura

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1ST USMC OPERATIONAL LIGHTNINGS JOIN R08 - 31 OCT 19

At least 2 (subject to official conformation) USMC F35B Lightnings joined R08 HMS Queen Elizabeth on 31 Oct 19 to carry out their carrier qualifications as the start of preparation for the whole Sqn embarking later in 2020 and the in readiness for deployment on the QE for her first UK CSG operational deployment in early 2021.
These are the first USMC operational unit jets to fly onto R08. VMX-1 is the USMC equivalent of 17 (T&E) Sqn so paving the way by ultimately writing the SOPs for the (to be) assigned USMC Sqn that will embark on QE for CSG21.
There are now at least 8 F35Bs aboard HMS QE.
More pics as soon as we have them!
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FULL PIC SET OF USMC F35BS EMBARKED FOR WESTLANT19 - 31 OCT 19
Pilots from VMX-1 Yuma AS (the USMC’s T&E unit with a similar role to 17 Sqn) landed 2( borrowed) VFMAT-501 ac from Beaufort aboard R08 HMS QE during WESTLANT19 on 31 Oct 19 for carrier qualifications and developing USMC SOPs for them flying operationally off the UK QE class for future Sqn sized operational deployments aboard starting in 2021.
They will also fly mixed tactics training sorties with U.K. Lightnings over the next 3 week trials and training period.75102027_10156473685456481_1318040336890593280_n.jpg 75282355_10156473685661481_4939212527838953472_n.jpg 77056694_10156473685616481_2045210048501645312_n.jpg 74426015_10156473685501481_8513016503732273152_o.jpg
 

Jura

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inside
Marines Could Deploy More 'Lightning Carriers' amid High Demand for Flattops https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/10/31/marines-could-deploy-more-lightning-carriers-amid-high-demand-flattops.html
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"People came up to me and said, 'Are you out of your mind, secretary? Not refueling the Truman ... that's just insane,'" Spencer said.

But if the sea services are going to be ready for the next fight, he said they must be allowed to ditch inefficient equipment. The Ford-class carriers will be able to fly 30% more sorties and operate with 25% fewer people on board than the Nimitz-class ships, he added.

"It's an efficiency game changer," Spencer said. "So let me abandon an older vessel and move to the newer fleet."


if I were the President, I'd now step in and thank that SECNAV for his service
 
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