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America's NEW Carrier, CVN-77

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posted on Jan, 26 2006 @ 06:27 PM
i was reading about the Nimitz carriers and something caught my attention

they apparently are making a new carrier that is supposedly under construction as we speak by Newport News Shipbuilding

this isnt gonna be just any typical Nimitz Class carrier; no sir
From what i can tell; CVN-77
is gonna be more like a semi-stealthy Carrier
far more efficient and cost effective than the previous 11 Nimitz carriers

i personally wouldnt even put CVN77 in the same class as the Nimitz class, because it is very different

imagine some JSF or strike UAV's on this baby

"Features of CVN 77 Concept Design

1 Passive Jet Blast Deflector: Redesigns and new materials mean reduced maintenance costs.
2 Island Designs: Improve flight deck access and reduce signature and electronic self-interference.
3 Signature Reduction: Curved flight deck edges, enclosed antenna farms, smaller islands and internal aircraft elevators add up to maximum stealth.
4 Aircraft Pit Stop: Semi-automated refueling and servicing in a new configuration and deck location provides faster, more efficient airwing pit stops and requires fewer people.
5 Hanger Bay: New designs reduce clutter. "

source ::::

awesome military project eh? from what i gather; construction wont be finished until 2008 and its service life will end in 2058

it will be the ultimate carrier on earth

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posted on Jan, 26 2006 @ 06:33 PM
It's the CVN-21 class, but it doesn't have a name yet, so the class is unnamed. The USS Reagan is a transitional ship. She has some of the new ideas from CVN-21, and some from the Nimitz class.

Btw it's CVN-21 for 21st Century Carrier.

posted on Jan, 26 2006 @ 06:37 PM
CVX 78 should be ready by 2013, and will decomission at 2063
and CVX 79 should be here by 2018 and will leave on 2068

heres the full schedule for carriers production

heres a tidbit of info about these two beasts
""The Navy's vision for CVX is to develop a new class of aircraft carriers to significantly reduce total ownership cost and incorporate an architecture for change and flexibility, while maintaining the core capabilities of Naval aviation (high-volume firepower, survivability, sustainability and mobility) for the 21st Century and beyond. Achieving this vision will require significant design changes to incorporate advances in technology and to focus the design on enhanced affordability since little carrier research and development has been undertaken since the 1960's. ""

Hopefully my sources are accurate; cuz this stuff looks Awesome!!!

posted on Jan, 26 2006 @ 06:39 PM

Originally posted by Zaphod58
It's the CVN-21 class, but it doesn't have a name yet, so the class is unnamed. The USS Reagan is a transitional ship. She has some of the new ideas from CVN-21, and some from the Nimitz class.

Btw it's CVN-21 for 21st Century Carrier.

wow thanks for the quick update Zaphod i didnt know that

thx for the info bro, perhaps i should update the name of the thread and such 2 reflect this newfound information?

posted on Jan, 26 2006 @ 06:49 PM
the LHX, the next generation assult carrier

"LHX amphibious assault ships are a conceptual next-generation assault ship intended to replace the Tarawas. The Navy's current plan is to conduct a service life extension program (SLEP) overhaul on the Tarawa class amphibious assault ships when they reach the 35 year point in their operating life. "

The first edition of this class should be around 2010-2011 and leave around 2046 according to the sources im reading here

and heres the uber link so you can look up all sorts of different US Navy craft past present and future
have fun lookin at all the crazy stuff

check out CG-21 and DD-21
i think someones posted topics on those two before; so if u havent seen them yet go take a look; its awesomeness lol

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posted on Jan, 26 2006 @ 07:08 PM
Here are a few links to more information on it. There is a petition to get her named USS America, since they sank the last America recently.

It appears that DD-21 is cancelled, and the DD(X) program replacing it. CG(X) is a follow on, complementary program to it.


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posted on Jan, 26 2006 @ 07:29 PM
oh sweet

thanks for the links man; u rock

time 4 me to do some investigating of your links

oh and heres a few neat pics i found of a kind of "idea" what our future naval air force may look like one day very soon

posted on Jan, 26 2006 @ 09:17 PM
Wrong, the CVN-77 is not the CVN-21 Class, its the last of the Nimitz Class carriers and is the transitional ship to the CVN-21 class, formally known as the CVN-X.

It will be called the Geaorge H.W. Bush and will be completed in 2008.

The entire Hull and mask assembly is already done.


posted on Jan, 26 2006 @ 09:20 PM
and it's a transition into CVN-21. It's a Nimitz hull, with the Island moved back, and some of the things they're putting on the CVN-21 hulls.

posted on Jan, 26 2006 @ 09:23 PM
cvn 77 = cvn21 = former cvnx

this is all part of the new navyforce

cvnx -> cvn21 (cvn77)
this is the carrier

then there is the suport ships

ddx program is developing the new state of the art

fregats and cruisers

The transformation of the Navy's surface combatant fleet starts with highly capable, multi-mission Destroyers, advanced Cruisers and a new breed of focused mission ships, the Littoral Combat Ship.


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more pics on the dd-x

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posted on Jan, 26 2006 @ 09:27 PM
CVN-78 is now CVN-21,, go check it out.


posted on Jan, 26 2006 @ 09:30 PM
okay thanks for info

dd-x official site ( i believe )

posted on Jan, 26 2006 @ 09:35 PM
dd-x / dd-21 are destroyers
cg-x / cg-21 are cruisers

cruisers ->

posted on Jan, 26 2006 @ 09:38 PM

The Navy has adopted an evolutionary design approach for future carriers, beginning with the CVN 77 as a transition ship and retains the Nimitz-class hull form largely unchanged through at least CVNX 2.

Globalsecurity. check it out.

CVN-77 will provide a transition from the Nimitz-class nuclear aircraft carrier to the next-generation CV(X). As such, CVN-77 is a candidate for development, evaluation, and incorporation of a range of advanced technologies and acquisition reform initiatives which, not only could result in lower life cycle costs, but could also set the standard by which further improvements in the application of advanced technologies and acquisition initiatives to the design and construction of the CV(X) will be measured. Technology innovations fielded in CVN 77, which are targeted to achieve a 15% reduction in Operation and Support Costs, will also be backfit as feasible in the other nine ships of the NIMITZ Class through the Carrier Improvement Plan, and forward fit to achieve cost savings and risk reduction in the next class, CVX. The FY 1999 budget request included $38 million in RDT&E funding to support incorporation of critical transition technologies in CVN 77.

CVNX is now CVN-21. CVN-77 is the transition ship into the CVN-21. CVN-78 will be the first ENTIRE CVN-21, but -77 will incorporate both designs (Nimitz and CVN-21.)

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