Commander Naval Air Forces wants more F/A-18s

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Unread post28 Oct 2019, 02:35

AN interesting TIDBIT of info from this FORD (or is it EDSEL now? :roll: ) story.
JUST IN: Navy Secretary Defends Ford Carrier Following Criticism from Lawmaker
23 Oct 2019 Mandy Mayfield

"...It will... take 18 months for the air wing to become certified, after which it can be deployed, he [Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer] said...."

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Unread post28 Oct 2019, 17:43

spazsinbad wrote:AN interesting TIDBIT of info from this FORD (or is it EDSEL now? :roll: ) story.


I have an idea. Let's cancel the Ford class and start from scratch. Surely that will result in a trouble free class, in service earlier, cheaper, and with more capability. :roll:
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Unread post29 Oct 2019, 03:34

spazsinbad wrote:AN interesting TIDBIT of info from this FORD (or is it EDSEL now? :roll: ) story.
JUST IN: Navy Secretary Defends Ford Carrier Following Criticism from Lawmaker
23 Oct 2019 Mandy Mayfield

"...It will... take 18 months for the air wing to become certified, after which it can be deployed, he [Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer] said...."

Source: https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org ... m-lawmaker


18 months is typical for pre-deployment workups for a CSG. The comment is somewhat confusing because SECNAV says airwing, but he is really talking about CSG pre-deployment work ups. Between PSA and when the FORD is in a position to start work ups, there are a myriad of inspections, certifications, and testing that is still required. Only after those wickets are jumped over can they start CSG work ups.
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