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President Donald J. Trump commissioned the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) at a commissioning ceremony July 22.

A commissioning is a day of celebration, and honors the dedication, team work, and collaboration of Sailors, legislators, shipbuilders, program managers, and the ship's sponsor in delivering the ship to the fleet.

Trump landed on the flight deck in Marine One and was greeted by Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Acting Secretary of the Navy Sean Stackley, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, and USS Gerald R. Ford Commanding Officer Capt. Rick McCormack.Over 10,000 friends and family members attended the event, watching the festivities from the hangar bay, the pier and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).

Published in World
Saturday, 22 July 2017 06:00

QUEEN ELIZABETH CLASS AIRCRAFT CARRIER

Additional Info

  • Ships in class
    NAME NUMBER LAUNCHED COMMISSIONED
    HMS Queen Elizabeth R 08 17 July 2014  
    HMS Prince of Wales R 09    
  • Length
    • 284 meters.
  • Beam
    • 73 meters.
  • Draft
    • 11 meters.
  • Displacement
    • 70,600 tons.
  • Propulsion
    • CODLAG (Combined Diesel-Electric and Gas Turbine propulsion)
    • Sistema de mando y control de propulsión de L-3 Communications
    • 2 Rolls Royce Trent MT30 of 36MW gas turbine.
    • 2 Wartsila 16V38 diesel generator
    • 2 Wartsila 12V38 diesel generator
    • 1 Wartsila 12V200 emergency diesel generator
    • 2 AIM (Advanced Induction Motors).
    • 2 variable pitch propellers of 6,7 m.
  • Speed
    • 25 knots.
  • Range
    • 10,000 NM
  • Complement
    • Crew: 286 personas
    • Air group: 900
  • Sensors
    • Air radar: Thales/BAE Systems Insyte S1850M 3D in D band
    • Air/surface radar: BAE Insyte Type 997 Artisan 3D in E/F band
    • Navigation radar: Sperry Marine VisionMaster
    • Precision approach radar: Selex SPN-720
    • Electro-optical sensor: Ultra Electronics 2500 with Glide Path Camera (GPC)
  • Countermeasures
    • Terma Mk-137 SKWS (Soft Kill Weapon System)
    • Type 2170 towed decoy.
  • Systems
    • Combat System BAE CMS-1 (Combat Management System)
    • Data Link-11/16/22
  • Weapons
    • 3 CIWS Raytheon Phalanx Block 1B
    • 3 guns DS30M Mk-2 of 30 mm.
  • Aircraft carried
    • Flight deck measures 277 x 73 metres.
    • Hangar deck measures 155 by 33.5 metres.
    • Sky jump:.
    • 2 Aircraft lifts (forward and aft)
    • Capacity to accommodate up to 40 aircraft 280m flight deck, capable of landing Chinook and Merlin helicopters
    • Hangar, capable of accommodating and maintaining fixed and rotary wing aircraft
Published in United Kingdom
Friday, 21 July 2017 17:19

INVINCIBLE CLASS AIRCRAFT CARRIER

Additional Info

  • Ships in class
    NAME NUMBER LAUNCHED COMMISSIONED DECOMMISSIONED
    HMS Invincible R 05 3 May 1977 11 July 1980 3 August 2005
    HMS Illustrious R 06 1 December 1978 20 June 1982 2014
    HMS Ark Royal R 07 2 June 1981 1 November 1985 11 March 2011
  • Length
    • 210 meters
  • Beam
    • 36 meters
  • Draft
    • 7.6 meters
  • Displacement
    • 22,000 tons
  • Propulsion
    • COGAG (COmbined Gas And Gas)
    • 4 Rolls-Royce Olympus TM3B gas turbines
  • Electric power
    • 8 diesel-generator Paxman Valenta
  • Speed
    • 28 knots
  • Range
    • 5.000 NM at 18 knots
  • Complement
    • Crew:650
    • Air group: 350
    • Landing Force500
  • Sensors
    • Air radar: BAE Type 996
    • Surface radar: Signaal Type 1022
    • Navigation radar: 2 Kelvin Hughes Type 1007
    • Precision approach radar : Finmeccanica SPN-720
    • TACAN TRN 26(M)
  • ESM/ECM
    • Thales UAT Mod. 1
  • Countermeasures
    • 8 Sea Gnat 130mm
    • SLQ-25 Nixie towed decoy
  • Systems
    • Combat System: ADAWS 20 Ed. 3
    • Data Link-11
    • Data Link-16
    • WECDIS (Warship Electronic Chart Display and Information System)
    • AIS (Automatic Identification System)
    • CSS (Command Support System)
    • Communications system: BOWMAN
  • Weapons
    • 3 CIWS (Close-in Weapon System) Signaal Goalkeeper
    • 2 Oerlikon/BMARC GAM-BO1 of 20 mm.
  • Aircraft carried
    • Capacity up to 22 aircraft including Sea King Mk.4, Westland Lynx Mk. 7, CH-47 Chinook, Apache, Agusta Westland AW101 Merlin
Published in United Kingdom
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 01:28

NIMITZ CLASS AIRCRAFT CARRIER

Additional Info

  • Ships in class
    NAME NUMBER LAUNCHED COMMISSIONED
    USS Nimitz CVN 68 13 May 1972 03 May 1975
    Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN 69 11 October 1975 18 October 1977
    Carl Vinson CVN 70 15 March 1980 13 March 1982
    Theodore Roosevelt CVN 71 27 October 1984 25 October 1986
    Abraham Lincoln CVN 72 13 February 1988 11 November 1989
    George Washington CVN 73 21 July 1990 04 July 1992
    John C. Stennis CVN 74 13 November 1993 09 December 1995
    Harry S. Truman CVN 75 7 September 1996 25 July 1998
    Ronald Reagan CVN 76 4 March 2001 12 July 2003
    George H.W. Bush CVN 77 9 October 2006 10 January 2009
  • Length
    • 332.8 meters.
    • Waterline: 317 meters.
  • Beam
    • 76.8 meters.
  • Draft
    • 12.5 meters.
  • Displacement
    • 97,000 tons.
  • Propulsion
    • 2 Nuclear reactors Westinghouse A4W.
    • 4 Steam turbines.
    • 4 variable pitch propellers.
  • Speed
    • More than 30 knots
  • Range
    • More than 20 years
  • Complement
    • Crew: 3,200.
    • Air group: 2,480
  • Sensors
    • Air radar: 3D AN/SPS-48E.
    • Air radar: 2D AN/SPS-49(V)5
    • Surface radar: AN/SPQ-9B.
    • 2 radars PALS AN/SPN-46
    • Precision Approach Radar: AN/SPN-43
    • AN/SPN-44.
    • Surface radar: AN/SPS-67.
    • NSSM Mk-91
    • Mk-95
  • ESM/ECM
    • Raytheon AN/SLQ-32A(V)4
  • Countermeasures
    • 4 Chaff and Decoy Launching System SRBOC Mk 36 con 6 tubos.
    • SLQ-25 Nixie.
  • Systems
    • Combate system SSDS Mk-2 (en el USS Nimitz, USS Ronald Reagan y el USS George H.W. Bush)
    • Combate system ACDS AN/SYQ-20 Block I (in the rest of the clas)
    • Data Link-11/4A/16
    • Imagery processing system of record Lockheed Martin TIS (sólo in el USS Nimitz)
  • Weapons
    • 2 Mk-29 Sea Sparrow
    • 2 RIM-116 RAM
  • Aircraft carried
    • Flight deck dimensions: 333x77 meters.
    • 4 catapults.
    • 4 lifts
Published in United States
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 06:00

GERALD R. FORD CLASS AIRCRAFT CARRIER

Additional Info

  • Ships in class
    NAME NUMBER LAUNCHED COMMISSIONED
    USS Gerald R. Ford CVN 78 9 November 2013 22 July 2017
    USS John F. Kennedy CVN 79    
    USS Enterprise CVN 80    
  • Length
    • 333 meters.
  • Beam
    • 78 meters.
  • Draft
    • 12.4 meters.
  • Displacement
    • 100,000 tons.
  • Propulsion
    • 2 Nuclear reactors Bechtel A1B.
    • 4 Steam turbines.
    • 4 variable pitch propellers.
  • Speed
    • More than 30 knots.
  • Complement
    • 4,539 crew, air personnel and staff.
  • Sensors
    • Multifunction Radar: DBR (Dual Band Radar) integrated by the following radars:
      • Raytheon AN/SPY-3 3D in band X
      • VSR (Volume Search Radar) in band S.
    • Navigation radar: Raytheon AN/SPS-73V.
    • Fire control:4 Mk-95
  • ESM/ECM
    • SEWIP (Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program) Block 3.
  • Countermeasures
    • Countermeasures against torpedo SLQ-25 Nixie.
  • Systems
    • Combat system SSDS (Ship Self-Defense System) Mk-2 Mod. 6
    • Data Link-11/4A/16
    • AN/USG-2 CEC (Cooperative Engagement Capability)
  • Weapons
    • 2 launch Raytheon GMLS Mk-29 for ESSM (Evolved SeaSparrow Missile) RIM-162
    • 2 launch CIWS Mk-49 for RIM-116 RAM.
    • 3 CIWS Raytheon Phalanx Mk-15
  • Aircraft carried
    • Flight deck dimensions: 333x77 mts.
    • 4 catapults EMALS (ElectroMagnetic Aircraft Launch System).
    • 3 lifts
    • Capacity for more than 75 aircraft: Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, Boeing EA-18G Growler, Grumman C-2 Greyhound, Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye, Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II, Sikorsky SH-60 y UAV´s
Published in United States

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