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    U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Tests Quickstrike-ER Naval Mine from B-52 Bomber https://www.navalnews.com/naval-new...s-quickstrike-er-naval-mine-from-b-52-bomber/
    "The QS64-ER combines Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM) technology and an additional wing kit and battery section with existing mine components. This allows it to be delivered long range and high altitude, which significantly reduces risk to the aircraft."

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    ... related is
    USN launches Next-Gen Jammer Low-Band integration on Growler https://www.janes.com/article/88961/usn-launches-next-gen-jammer-low-band-integration-on-growler
    ... and the rest is behind paywall at Jane's https://www.janes.com/article/88961/usn-launches-next-gen-jammer-low-band-integration-on-growler
     
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    Aircraft Carriers III Apr 11, 2019
    and only now took a look to see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_..._United_States_Navy#Mine_countermeasure_ships

    what's interesting is no body cares
     
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    At two years before commission, which will occur in late 2020 or early 2021, the John F. Kennedy, the 2nd Ford Class crrier, looks like this:

    Ilsand-Landed-03.jpg Ilsand-Landed-04.jpg Ilsand-Landed-02.jpg

    I do not believe anyone can show a pic of CV-18 anywhere close to this stage of construction.

    JFK was 65% complete structurally two years before launch, and as you see two years before commissioning.

    Launch: Late 2019-early 2020
    Commission: Late 2020 to early 2021

    Anyhow, my expectation from what I have heard (because we have not seen much to date, whereas for CV-16 and CV-17 we saw quite a bit at this stage of construction), is that she is likely 3-4 years away from launch and 4-5 years away fro commission...perhaps longer because they will have to integrate the entire catapult launch at sea into her trials.

    Time will tell.
     
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    "well-meaning" huh
    White House Won't Fire Staffer Who Asked Navy to Hide USS McCain: Mulvaney
     
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    #11197 Jeff Head, Jun 3, 2019
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    here comes
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    HASC Subcommittee Worried About B-1 Readiness
    6/3/2019 http://www.airforcemag.com/Features/Pages/2019/June 2019/HASC-Subcommittee-Worried-About-B-1-Readiness.aspx
     
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    Great video of a 3 US carrier and one JS Carrier operating together. 4 Carrier group:

     
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