Aircraft Carriers III

Jura

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Oct 21, 2019
controversial
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wondering what's behind this, perhaps not enough British F-35B?
and recently I've noticed texts (I think shenanigans, but who knows) about the UK "leasing" one of the carriers to the USN; related is
Sunday at 9:01 PM
according to wiki, Wellington had 68 thousand men at Waterloo, and according to
Top brass plans to shrink army
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"Senior officers are discussing an army of between 60,000 and 65,000, the smallest for centuries."

also this is interesting: "Wallace told navy chiefs the aircraft carriers could be deployed with US aircraft or escorted by Nato ships from other countries to cut costs."
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EDIT the third Defense Secretary this year

Apr 1, 2016
well one thing is the UK is broke,
another thing is what the USN would do with the supercarrier-of-all-trades
??
 

Jura

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I've now watched the footage (I don't know how to link it here, anyway it's probably meant to make an impression as if the elevators worked) inside the tweet
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Weapons handling room view of one of 11 electromagnetic
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Advanced Weapons Elevators operating aboard
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USS GERALD R
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CVN78 at sea on 25 Nov. The elevators, a key new technology aboard the FORD, have been cycled hundreds of times over the past 3 weeks.
 

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 28, 2019) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Commanding Officer Captain Kavon Hakimzadeh, from Petal, Mississippi, and Truman’s Executive Officer Captain Daniel Prochazka, from Woodbridge, Virginia, carve Thanksgiving turkeys for the enlisted crew on the aft mess decks. Truman is underway conducting operations at sea to reintegrate the carrier strike group and make final preparations to ensure the carrier, air wing, and Sailors are operationally ready to deploy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Thomas R. Pittman)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 30, 2019) Sailors move a simulated casualty into a stretcher during a mass casualty drill in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Victoria Sutton/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 30, 2019) Sailors fight a simulated fire during flight deck firefighting drills aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kaysee Lohmann/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 1, 2019) An F/A-18F Super Hornet, attached to the “Fighting Checkmates” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11, takes off from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Atlantic Ocean Dec. 1, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Janiel Adames/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 1, 2019) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Christopher Piotrowski signals to an F/A-18 Super Hornet on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Atlantic Ocean Dec. 1, 2019. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is conducting operations in U.S. 6th Fleet to support maritime security operations in international waters, alongside our allies and partners. The Harry S. Truman CSG last operated in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in 2018, demonstrating its ability to operate from the High North to the East Mediterranean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Victoria Sutton/Released)

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Jura

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Nov 13, 2019
Oct 3, 2019
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Carrier USS Harry S. Truman Fixed, Set to Deploy Soon
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by the way yesterday was thinking about
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after hoopla
CNO thankful for carrier dynamic force employment success
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(well that CNO gone, together with Mad Dog Jul 17, 2018
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now
USS Harry S. Truman Enters U.S. 6th Fleet Region After Delayed Deployment Start
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HMS Prince of Wales R09 docked at Victory jetty, with the Mary Rose museum and HMS Victory as well as the WW1 monitor M33:78231333_2853721057981005_6418338542333722624_o.jpg 77371008_2853720994647678_57011232678346752_o.jpg 78126224_2853720881314356_6724968889093980160_o.jpg 79488340_2853720647981046_7668010825302409216_o.jpg 78430095_2853720837981027_180047163647066112_o.jpg Tomorrow at 1015, her older sister HMS Queen Elizabeth is due back in harbour and will dock ahead of her at the Princess Royal Jetty. She's already in the channel and has disembarked 820NAS to RNAS Culdrose...
 

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 27, 2019) The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Russell (DDG 59) and USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) transit together during routine training in the Eastern Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erick A. Parsons)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 29, 2019) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transits the Atlantic Ocean, Nov. 29, 2019. Harry S. Truman is underway conducting operations at sea to reintegrate the carrier strike group and make final preparations to ensure the carrier, air wing, and Sailors are operationally ready to deploy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Maxwell Higgins/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 1, 2019) An F/A-18E Super Hornet, attached to the "Fighting Checkmates" of Strike Fighter Squadron 211, lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Atlantic Ocean Dec. 1, 2019. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is conducting operations in U.S. 6th Fleet to support maritime security operations in international waters, alongside our allies and partners. The Harry S. Truman CSG last operated in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in 2018, demonstrating its ability to operate from the High North to the East Mediterranean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Victoria Sutton/Released)

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 29, 2019) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Airman Aaliyah Deeley, from Gilmer, Texas, updates the flight deck status board in flight deck control aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Nov. 29, 2019. Theodore Roosevelt is underway conducting routine training in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Pyoung K. Yi)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 1, 2019) Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Laquoston Hafner, from Carthage, North Carolina, assigned to the “Red Rippers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11, tapes off an F/A-18F Super Hornet jet wing for maintenance in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Atlantic Ocean Dec. 1, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo illustration by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Thomas R. Pittman)
 
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