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In Press: Some Thoughts On USS Ford (CVN 78)

by Craig Hooper on August 2, 2017

The newly-commissioned USS Ford (CVN 78) recovered and launched its first aircraft less than a week after commissioning. And while that achievement is all well and good, don’t get too carried away by the hype. Wait for the Ford’s first deployment before really cheering this new carrier and all its new tech. As I told Project […]

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The Eleven Carrier Fleet Is…Only Seven

by admin on December 18, 2014

Over on the excellent Navy Matters Blog there’s a little bit of a low-grade panic brewing up over the apparent mismatch of an “eleven carrier fleet” with only nine carrier air wings. Dastardly things are afoot, it seems. With one member of the “eleven-carrier fleet” constantly committed to a three-year refueling/refit cycle, the fear is […]

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