keel being laid for the newest carrier.

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bobski

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USS J.F. KENNEDY
CVN 79
http://newsroom.huntingtoningalls.com/releases/photo-release-hii-awarded-3-35-billion-contract-for-detail-design-and-construction-of-aircraft-carrier-john-f-kennedy-cvn-79
 

Hugh

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That's very interesting


Class overview

Name: John F. Kennedy-class aircraft carrier
Builders: Newport News Shipbuilding
Operators: United States Navy
Preceded by: Kitty Hawk-class aircraft carrier and Enterprise-class aircraft carrier
Succeeded by: Nimitz-class aircraft carrier
In commission: 7 September 1968 – 1 August 2007
 

GunnyGene

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The Kennedy is a Ford (CVN-78) class carrier, with some upgrades. Here's some pics and schematics, etc.

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ship/cvn-78.htm
 

Don Lovel

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they allude to the fact that it already has a $900+ million change order in process, love that government contracting, we live by change orders and nonsense for reasons
 

bobski

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if you ordered a custom car and before it was delivered, they told you a delay would be needed to make your car safer, would you demand delivery?
sometimes as boats are made, the world changes and upgrades happen while it is being made.
our service folks deserve the best.
the less they have to find out the hard way, the better.
ssn 593 comes to mind..........
 

mohavesam

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Maybe the Navy hasn't heard - the F35 is the last manned fighter/bomber on design.
Like we need another carrier for UAVs?
What a BS project. It'll be scrapped the day after it floats.
 

GunnyGene

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stevemb said:
UAV need to launch from somewhere..Open minds and options..
And a whole lot of people to maintain, fuel, arm, etc.

Besides, even carriers need to get laid. :wink: :lol:
 

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