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Jura in your precednt post a problem with your post 6015 she don't move directly for San Diego.
now for everybody:
“After the ship arrives on the West Coast, it will begin an 18-month post-delivery availability to complete installation, integration, and shipyard testing of mission systems." says DOT&E 2015 Annual Report

"Following commissioning, the ship will transit to San Diego, where it will complete activation and certification as part of an 18-month post delivery maintenance availability." says USNI News
May 23, 2016 4:42 PM • Updated: May 24, 2016 12:17 PM
Zumwalt Brings Mix of Challenges, Opportunities to Fleet
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For me :
- Commissioning Ceremony the 15/10 to Baltimore
- After go San Diego by Panala Canal make sense
- And 18-month post-delivery availability

So yes :
Portland, Main to San Diego
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Time 21 days 02 hours


But your bad with this one you consider a cargo speed :) all Combattants get a cruise speed of 16/18 kn.
In this case 13 days but you need add time for pass Panama canal...
 

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Naval Today said:
The U.S. Navy has shared a video of its newest and most technologically advanced surface ship, future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) departing the Bath Iron Works shipyard on September 7 to begin a 3-month journey to its new homeport in San Diego.

Crewed by 147 Sailors, Zumwalt is the lead ship of a class of next-generation multi-mission destroyers designed to strengthen naval power. They are capable of performing critical maritime missions and enhance the Navy’s ability to provide deterrence, power projection and sea control.

After commissioning in Baltimore, Maryland, on October 15, the ship will sail to its homeport in San Diego, California. Soon after arriving, DDG-1000 will enter a post-delivery industrial availability and mission systems activation period to ready this stealth destroyer for operational testing and its maiden deployment. The Zumwalt is expected to be integrated into the fleet by 2018.

DDG 1000 will be the first U.S. Navy combatant surface ship to utilize an integrated power system (IPS) to provide electric power for propulsion and ship services. The IPS generates approximately 78 megawatts of power, nearly what a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier generates, to meet the total ship electric power requirements and provide extra capacity to accommodate future weapons and computing systems.

In preparation for Zumwalt’s departure from Bath, the crew recently completed an engineering light off assessment and crew certification to ensure the ship’s readiness to join the surface fleet.

“The 147 Sailors of Zumwalt (DDG 1000) have completed the training and certifications required of them in record time. They have demonstrated superb technical expertise, teamwork, and toughness over the last three months,” said Capt. James A. Kirk, Zumwalt’s commanding officer.

In addition to its advanced weapon and propulsion systems, Zumwalt is much larger than today’s destroyers. At 610 feet long and 80.7 feet wide, Zumwalt is 100 feet longer and 13 feet wider, and its flight deck is 93 percent larger than an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer.

Named for Adm. Elmo R. “Bud” Zumwalt Jr., former chief of naval operations (CNO) from 1970 to 1974, the Zumwalt-class features a state-of-the-art electric propulsion system, a wave-piercing tumblehome hull, stealth design and the latest war fighting technology and weaponry available.

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In this case 13 days but you need add time for pass Panama canal...
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If your vessel has "priority" schedule, it's a matter of hours depending on traffic.
FORBIN are you really able to nitpick in such a ridiculous way, really? Mon Dieu!
"The first in a class of new guided missile destroyer has left its Maine shipyard to start a three-month journey to its homeport in San Diego, Calif."

But your bad with this one you consider a cargo speed :) all Combattants get a cruise speed of 16/18 kn.
you should perhaps realize that if higher speed is used, your nitpicking becomes even more ridiculous:

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Portland, Main to San Diego
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Mon Dieu!
 

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Sea Waves said:
September 7, 2016 - Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport Division – AeroVironment, Inc., a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems for both military and commercial applications, today announced the United States Navy has successfully demonstrated the use of its submarine-launched BlackwingTM UAV to link with a swarm of unmanned undersea vehicles and communicate with the submarine combat control system during the Annual Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) on August 16.

Along with providing a new and unique intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capability to submarine commanders, the Blackwing UAV can also provide high-speed data and communication relay for Command and Control (C2) between geographically separated vessels such as manned submarines, unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) and surface ships. Deployed UUVs collect large quantities of data while conducting diverse missions ranging from mine-hunting to wide-area oceanographic sensing.

During the ANTX exercise, an AeroVironment developed, government-owned, secure digital datalink called DDLTM, integrated into all Blackwing UAVs, relayed real-time information from the surrogate manned submarine via the Blackwing UAV to and from multiple UUVs.

Blackwing builds on AeroVironment’s extensive development and operational experience with its SwitchbladeTM Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile System (LMAMS) and its common DDL to provide the Navy with a deployable submarine launched unmanned aircraft vehicle optimized for distributed Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) environments.

“Our Naval Undersea Warfare Center partners seek solutions for quickly and seamlessly linking the air and undersea domains to enhance warfighter capability. We successfully demonstrated the innovative utility of AeroVironment’s new Blackwing unmanned air vehicle,” said Kirk Flittie, AeroVironment vice president and general manager of its Unmanned Aircraft Systems business segment. “Blackwing delivers significant value to the undersea community, and we look forward to working closely with our partners to expand this powerful new capability to enable underwater vehicles and cross-domain interoperability. In addition to our Navy partners, we also thank our industry partner Sparton for their continued support on Blackwing efforts.”

This is neat stuff and is going to lead to all sorts of capabilities (passive, active, and offensive) being launched from the future large launch tubes from the Virginia Payload Module (VPM) VLS of the Block V vessels.
 

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FORBIN are you really able to nitpick in such a ridiculous way, really? Mon Dieu!


you should perhaps realize that if higher speed is used, your nitpicking becomes even more ridiculous:

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Vessel speed 18 knots
Time 11 days 17 hours

Mon Dieu!

10 days a small difference... :rolleyes:
For tease you ;) i think you have considered a Viribus Unitis cruise speed :)
 

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AF narrows locations considered for basing new RPA units

The Air Force has selected candidate bases for a potential new MQ-9 Reaper wing with units at up to two locations.

For the first location, the Air Force identified Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona; Moody AFB, Georgia; Mountain Home AFB, Idaho; Offutt AFB, Nebraska; and Shaw AFB, South Carolina, as candidate bases to potentially host an operations group with mission control elements.

These locations currently have an active-duty flying wing or group that performs at least one core remotely piloted aircraft mission and/or is co-located with an active-duty distributed ground system. Once an installation is selected, MQ-9 crews will control the MQ-9 from that location, but no aircraft will be assigned to these units.

The Air Force also selected Eglin AFB, Florida; Tyndall AFB, Florida; Vandenberg AFB, California, and Shaw AFB as candidates for the second location, which would potentially host a full MQ-9 wing, to include both a launch and recovery element and a mission control element, as well as a maintenance group and operations support personnel. That location is expected to have up to 24 MQ-9 aircraft assigned.

The Air Force is pursuing additional basing locations to help diversify assignment opportunities for personnel within the MQ-9 enterprise, provide increased opportunities for leadership from within the community, and provide flexibility to enhance integration with other organizations and capabilities.
The desire for additional locations for an MQ-9 wing was identified during surveys of officers and enlisted Airmen in the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 enterprise as part of Air Combat Command’s Culture and Process Improvement Program.

“We are using the strategic basing process to determine the best locations for hosting additional locations for the MQ-9 mission,” said Jennifer L. Miller, the deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations. “As we go through the basing process, we will use the information we collect to help us determine the affordability and potential locations for expanding the MQ-9 enterprise.”

ACC will now conduct site surveys at all eight locations. Site survey teams will assess each location against requirements, potential impacts to existing missions, infrastructure and manpower. They will also develop cost estimates to bed down the planned units.

Based on the results of these efforts, the Air Force plans to select the preferred alternatives as early as the winter of 2016. Final basing decisions will be made by the secretary of the Air Force after the requisite environmental analysis is complete

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Naval Today said:
U.S. Marines’ F35B short take-off vertical landing jets will join the Royal Navy’s newest aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth on board when she sets sail for her maiden deployment which is planned for 2021.

This was confirmed by the UK MoD Secretary Michael Fallon following a meeting between him and the U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter in London.

“I can welcome the commitment of the United States to deploying F-35s on the first operational deployment of Queen Elizabeth — the HMS Queen Elizabeth in 2021,” Fallon said at a press conference after the meeting.

Praising the defense forces interoperability between the two nations, Fallon added that he expects, “in the fullness of time”, British F-35s to be welcome on the American carriers.

Another field in which the two countries are deepening their military cooperation is cyber warfare. Carter said that they concluded a “first of a kind” memorandum of understanding to share more information and carry out vital research and development together to advance the two countries’ offensive and defensive cyber capabilities.

Carter further stressed the fact the Brexit would not change the relationship between the two countries when it comes to military, political or economic cooperation.

“The United States respects the decision of the British people on Brexit. And we’re committed to continuing and building upon our broad-ranging military, political and economic cooperation. That’s because Brexit does not change at all all that our countries have to do together,” Carter said.

The U.S. Defense Secretary also praised Britain for its efforts in strengthening the deterrence against Russia, and for keeping its pledge to spend 2 percent of GDP on defense.
Interesting.

By 2021, apparently the UK will not have enough F-35Bs ready for deployment so the US Marines are stepping up to the plate to help.

Remember, the US Marines will be deploying aboard two "carriers" starting next year on the USS Wasp and the USS Essex. So by 2021, they will have four years experience, and plenty of birds operating in such a fashion.
 
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For tease you ;)...
if you were just trolling me, it would be fine (you really can't see the difference between the time in
"The first in a class of new guided missile destroyer has left its Maine shipyard to start a three-month journey to its homeport in San Diego, Calif."
and in
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?) anyway I'm really curious about the Zumwalts, as I hope they won't have
  • ridiculously high requirements for maintenance, and/or
  • ridiculously low endurance
(one hundred years ago, a flush-decker would sail from San Diego to Hawaii without refueling, something which "soooo sophisticated" LCS can't do, my gosh ... hope Zumwalts won't be that super-smart)
 

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(one hundred years ago, a flush-decker would sail from San Diego to Hawaii without refueling, something which "soooo sophisticated" LCS can't do, my gosh ... hope Zumwalts won't be that super-smart)
Come on Jura...you are over doing it somewhat here.

There have been two engine issues with two different LCS. But they each had sailed for further than that before it happened, and the other four commissioned vessels have sailed much further without incident...and the following six vessels which are in the water and going through trials in their build up to commission have also not exhibited the issue.

My guess it will be shown to be mostly maintenance and human error issues associated with coupling the small crew size with a fairly complex CODAG propulsion system. Those issues will be corrected and the vessels will continue on.

...and IMHO, the changes announced for the four ship flotillas focused on principle missions, and with Blue and Gold crewing are going to go a long way toward addressing a lot of the other issues.
 

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