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USN eyes reactivating the USS Kitty Hawk

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posted on Jun, 13 2017 @ 07:21 PM
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Carriers are all good but do they have the aircraft to fill them?With the aerial fleet pretty much in trouble with age I say not..




posted on Jun, 13 2017 @ 11:07 PM
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a reply to: schuyler

I'd say the refueling needs for a boiler plant would in itself make it a bad choice. That's the perks of nuclear, we don't have to refuel except every 20is years. Plus they're picking up the pace on building the ford class carriers. JFK is already farther along at this point than the ford was.

Also, good to see a fellow nuke mechanic. What ship? I did an enterprise tour and am teaching prototype now.



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 08:20 AM
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originally posted by: JIMC5499
a reply to: FredT

Asbestos was removed when she went through SLEP in 87-90.


But she still has a huge amount of PCBs on board in the electrical system.



posted on Jun, 14 2017 @ 01:04 PM
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Its not just the flattop they are looking at either. The OHP class FFG's are being eyed. arstechnica.com...



posted on Oct, 25 2017 @ 06:54 PM
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And the Kittyhawk is dead. Naval Sea Systems Command announced Sunday that she will be dismantled.


The USS Kitty Hawk will die the way she lived: coming apart at the seams.

taskandpurpose.com...



posted on Oct, 25 2017 @ 06:59 PM
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NO resto mod big MO and QUIT playing GAMES.
Rail guns on turrets, with LASER air cover and DATALINKED satellite on demand ASW!



posted on Oct, 25 2017 @ 07:09 PM
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a reply to: cavtrooper7

Or, even better, we leave the ships that can't be restored for less than a few hundred million dollars alone, and figure out something else.



posted on Oct, 25 2017 @ 07:47 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

They aren't too good at that by the LITTORAL debacle...maybe a SUBMBERSABLE carrier...



posted on Oct, 25 2017 @ 07:48 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

And a modicum of sanity prevails



posted on Oct, 25 2017 @ 07:52 PM
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a reply to: cavtrooper7

The LCS was the result of trying to do too much with too little budget.



posted on Oct, 25 2017 @ 08:04 PM
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a reply to: FredT

Confusing isn't it.



posted on Oct, 26 2017 @ 12:27 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

They're damned if they do and if they don't. We're mad when the try to do too much with to little and then get even angrier when do less with more.



posted on Oct, 26 2017 @ 12:43 AM
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The USN doesn't have the manpower to provide the massive crews old iron requires. On the other hand, might be nice to have at least a few hulls where the toilets aren't subject to failure due to a computer virus.



posted on Oct, 30 2017 @ 04:35 PM
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Buy the second QE class carrier from the uk and fill it with marine F35b's and harrier's and the usual VTOL , we sure as hell cant afford the cash to run the thing



posted on Oct, 31 2017 @ 03:42 AM
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Order one or two from the Chinese?



posted on Oct, 31 2017 @ 08:28 AM
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originally posted by: ANNED

originally posted by: JIMC5499
a reply to: FredT

Asbestos was removed when she went through SLEP in 87-90.


But she still has a huge amount of PCBs on board in the electrical system.


and those PCBs if burnt due to a shipboard fire make dioxin like was in agent orange in the smoke.



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