US Navy Ford Class nuclear carriers

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    1130 reading the first order (to set the first watch):
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    Yep the sequester was Obama/Democrats military hate in action, LOL!
     
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    1149 the ceremony ended

    I wish good luck to the CVN-78, she'll need it (also for the reasons which I've posted about recently here)

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    Trump talking about politic/propaganda ofc with a new powerful warship in the Fleet, America first, second to none, win and no lose ... i will but we need more than words it is for the long term ofc... but mainly he say it in relation with a budget increase for have a more big qty of weapons ordered and a unitary cost inferior " price down " as had do Reagan other time also and effectively Lehman ( Navy Secretary 81 -87 ) doing great job ! so we wait o_O breaking this wall dude ! :mad:
     
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    Here's the entire ceremony on youtube. You can watch the whole thing later.



    This is a big day for the US Navy. Yes, tehre are hurdles to climb. But, nonetheless, it is leap ahead technology.

    President Trump spoke well at the commissioning ceremony for the new aircraft carrier.

    Great to see her in the fleet...but they have a long way to go to make her Operationally Capable.

    New Cats, new Traps, new Island, new Advanced Reactors, new advanced radar and other sensors. They have to literally re-write the book. But they will...and this carrier and her class will ultimately have defensive laser weaponry and defensive rail gun weaponry.
     
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    Thought I would show everyone the enhanced Ford Self defense capabilities as they currently stand. These are just the weapons systems and do not include the new radars and other sensors that have been employed.

    This post and the next two will outline the systems.

    First, overall here is the layout. What you have are:

    3 x Phalanx 20mm CIWS
    2 x RAM Missile Systems (42 ready missiles) - can be reloaded at sea
    2 x ESSM Missile Systems (16 ready missiles) can be reloaded at sea

    0-Ford-Self-Defense.jpg
     
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    Let's look at the port side:

    Here's the aft ESSM launcher:

    1-PORT-AFT-ESSM.jpg

    Here's the amidships Phalanx CIWS:

    2-PORT-MID-PHALANX.jpg

    Here's the forward RAM launcher:

    3-PORT-FWD-RAM.jpg
     
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    Now the starboard side:

    Here's the aft Phalanx 20mm CIWS

    4-STARBOARD-AFT-PHALANX.jpg

    Here's the aft RAM launcher:

    5-STARBOARD-AFT-RAM.jpg

    Here's the forward ESSM and Phalanx 20mm CIWS:

    6-STARBOARD-FWD-ESSM-PHALANX.jpg

    That's very decent self defense for the carrier.

    The Ford class has enough surplus electrical power to allow it to later offer both the Close in Rail-gun defense and Close in Laser defense, which I expect she will incorporate as soon as they are fully tested and ready.

    She has plenty of room to be able to add these weapons, particularly aft, without taking away the other systems, which is exactly what I hope they will do.

    She has the room and the power to place a rail gun and a laser on the big aft sponsons on both sides.

    I am intending to show this on the model of the USS Enterprise I am building in 1/350 scale. CVN-80, the 3rd Ford class carrier.
     
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