Aircraft Carriers III


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Looks like only 2 catapults.
The 3-cat config is more of a "built/designed-for-but-not-with" proposition, at least at present, as MN's basic requirement for 2 catapults remains unchanged, as has been the case for the CDG and various CVs prior.

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While less noticeable, the shape of the flightdeck has evolved too. Naval News was told the modifications were made so that the design would better accommodate a third EMALS, should it be needed.


“The question is between two or three. In our discussions with the Americans, we have an option for a third one. We are currently assessing the operational benefits of course but also integration issues as well as cost issues.”

PANG program manager at DGA