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The Navy’s Brand New Aircraft Carrier Has (Yet Another) Major Problem | The National Interest Blog

Posted by M. C. Fox on June 1, 2018

There is a reason why the Chinese are building islands away from the mainland. Lumbering behemoths with ever decreasing range, massively under-performing F-35s have to get closer to targets.

“The better to blast you with my carrier killer cruise missiles my dear.”

It is quite likely the US will lose a carrier or two if we tangle with China. More if we keep antagonizing countries like China, Russia and Iran causing them to share resources.

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-navys-brand-new-aircraft-carrier-has-yet-another-major-26044

Jared Keller

Brand-new Navy aircraft carrier and floating catastrophe USS Gerald R. Ford was forced to return to Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia after encountering issues with its propulsion train, Navy Times reports — the second critical failure in the propulsion system to roil the next-generation supercarrier, after a previously undisclosed failure was initially discovered months ago.

-The engines don’t work. Well, sort of: According to Navy Times…

-Yet another issue… News of the Ford’s propulsion issues comes months after an intensive assessment, conducted by the Office of the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation and published in January, revealed a slew of technical problems plaguing the Pentagon’s first new carrier design in nearly four decades. Those problems included “poor or unknown reliability” among critical systems and, most embarrassingly, inconsistencies with that brand-new “digital” Electromagnetic Aircraft Launching System (EMALS) that President Donald Trump railed against last year….

Be seeing you

f35-moneydump

 

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