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us navy sticking with steam

Discussion in 'Geostrategic Issues' started by crest, May 11, 2017.

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  1. crest

    crest New Member

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    https://www.theatlantic.com/technol...igital-catapults-on-aircraft-carriers/526386/


    if all in this article is true. seems like wrong move to limit the new aircraft carrier class in such a way. Does anyone know if this once built would it even be realistic to retrofit back to EMALS. Im sure that with the life span of carries its a decision that the navy could regret if say the chines get it working for there next round of carrier development, its a significant advantage adding both combat capablity and surviablity.
     
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    I would think the cost to revert back to steam would be huge so it won't happen. His impeachment has a higher probability.
     
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    It could have been worse. Imagine all the coal jobs generated from a coal-powered CV fleet. :D
     
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    ngatimozart Super Moderator Staff Member Verified Defense Pro

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    Don't give him ideas. :devil :D
     
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    that may be true but this is the u.s military were talking about. Im fairly sure there not in the habit of ignoring a presidential order. Well im sure they will delay the actual pulling out of EMALS. I dont feel like as of right now they will be continuing work on it. Unless im wrong as its only really a guess the carriers being built now will be changed and work on EMALS is halted?

    Just on a side note man looking at things long term Trump seems to have done alot to weaken the whole "pivot to Asia"
     
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    We've seen this play out before. Trump shoots his mouth off, saner heads step in to school him and he finds a way to claim credit for 'fixing' EMALS.