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What next? "USS Shwartznegger" ? :D

 

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Good choice. This name was actually intended prior to Ford's death, but Rummy devulged it a bit early. I think it's an alright name. It will be odd calling them Ford Class carriers though. I was hoping "America" or "Independence" for the class name, but Ford will suffice.

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Personay would like to see a Liberty class if it already doesnt exist, Im bad with names. :D

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False information.

 

CVN-21 is the brand new advanced carrier project also to some people considered "Super Carrier", and there has been NO word of the Navy already naming the carrier. The CVN-77 George H.W. Bush is the LAST and 10th built Nimitz aircraft carrier but will serve as a transition ship to the

first hull built as part of the CVN-21 program of aircraft carriers.

 

 

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Aircraft Carriers – CVN 21 Program

 

Description

The CVN 21 Program is the future aircraft carrier replacement program for USS Enterprise and CVN 68-Class aircraft carriers. Centerpiece of the Sea Strike Pillar, and integral to Sea Shield and Sea Basing, CVN 21 will be the premier forward asset for crisis response and early decisive striking power in a major combat operation. CVN 21 and the Carrier Strike Group will provide forward presence, rapid response, endurance on station, and multi-mission capability. CVN 21 balances improved warfighting capability, quality of life improvements for our Sailors and reduced acquisition and life cycle costs.

 

Features

Starting with the lead ship, CVN 78, the new Class features a multitude of improvements over existing aircraft carriers all designed to improve the combat capability of our carrier fleet while simultaneously reducing acquisition and life cycle costs.

Major improvements include:

  • CVN 78 Warfighting Capability Improvements:
    • 25% increase in sortie generation rate
    • Nearly 3 fold increase in electrical generating capacity
    • Increased operational availability
    • Survivability improvements
    • Integrated Warfare System
    • Restoration of Service Life Allowances

    [*]CVN 78 Quality of Life Improvements

    • Improved Work Spaces, Berthing, Sanitary Facilities
    • Improved Food Service Operations
    • Increased Air Conditioning Capacity
    • Increased Training Capabilities

    [*]CVN 78 Cost Reductions

    • Over $300 million reduction in procurement costs
    • Over $5 billion reduction in Life Cycle Costs
    • 1000-1200 billet reductions (ships crew and air wing)

New Technologies include:

  • New propulsion plant design that includes a 50% reduction in the number of personnel required for plant operation and maintenance.
  • Electromagnetic Catapults and Advanced Arresting Gear that support future airwing configurations including unmanned air vehicles.
  • Improvements in weapons and material handling designed to more efficiently move ordnance and material around the ship in support of flight operations.
  • Improved and enlarged flight deck to support a 25% increase in Sortie Generation Rate.
  • New smaller Island designed to accommodate the Dual Band Radar (DBR) developed by the DD(X) program.
  • New Integrated Warfare System including flexible ship infrastructure design improvements to support future mission adaptability and flexibility.

Development and Design Costs

The non-recurring investment in the design and development of the CVN 78-Class is $5.6B. This is comprised of $3.2B in RDT&E funds used to develop technologies needed to meet program requirements and $2.4B of SCN funds used to develop the detail design for the class.

 

Construction Costs

The total cost to build the lead ship is $8.1B in FY08$. The Navy expects to award the CVN 78 construction contract in FY08 with an expected delivery in FY15.

 

Total Ownership Costs

Each ship in the new class will save $5.3B in total ownership costs over its 50 year service life, compared to the CVN 68-class. Half of the total ownership cost for an aircraft carrier is allocated to the direct and indirect costs of manpower for operations and maintenance of the ship. The CVN 78 is being designed to operate effectively with 800 fewer crewmembers than a CVN 68-class ship. Improvements in the ship design will allow the embarked air wing to operate with 400 fewer personnel. Technologies and ship design initiatives that replace maintenance intensive systems with low maintenance systems are expected to reduce watch standing and maintenance workload for the crew. For comparison, the total ownership cost for a CVN 68-Class ship is $32.1B in FY 04 constant year dollars, and the total ownership cost for CVN 78 is expected to be $26.8B.

 

Background

General Information, CVN 21 Future Aircraft Carrier Program Design Agent/Builder: Northrop Grumman Newport News, Newport News, Va. Other Key Industry Partners: Electric Boat – Ship Design Bettis Laboratory – Reactor Plant Design General Atomics – EMALS and AAG Raytheon – Warfare System Engineering and Integration General Electric – Main Propulsion Units Northrop Grumman Marine Systems – Main Turbine Generators Federal Equipment Company – Advanced Weapons Elevators Program Approval (Milestone B): 26 April 2004 Propulsion: Two nuclear reactors, four shafts. Length: 1092 feet Beam: 134 feet; Flight Deck Width: 256 feet Displacement: approximately 100,000 long tons full load Speed: 30+ knots (34.5+ miles per hour) Aircraft Elevators: 3 Hangar Bays: 2 Accommodations: 4660 (ship, air wing and staff) Armament: Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile, Rolling Airframe Missile, CIWS. Aircraft: 75+ (JSF, F/A-18E/F, EA-18G, E-2D, MH-60R/S, J-UCAS) Auxiliary Systems: All Electric (no steam distribution) 9 – 1100 Ton Air Conditioning Plants 4 – 125,000 gallon per day Reverse Osmosis Distilling Units 30 – 1,000 gallon per minute Fire Pumps Aircraft Launch: 4 Electromagnetic Catapults Aircraft Recovery: Advanced Arresting Gear (3 Wires plus Barricade) Surveillance: Dual Band Radar (DBR) Service Life: 50 years Key Dates: Next Defense Acquisition Board Program Review – FY 07 CVN 78 Construction Award – FY 08 Delivery – FY 15 CVN 79 Construction Award – FY 12 Delivery – FY 19 CVN 80 Construction Award – FY 16 Delivery – FY 23

 

Point Of Contact

Point of Contact

Public Affairs Office

Naval Sea Systems Command

Washington, DC 20362

 

General Characteristics, General Information, CVN 21 Future Aircraft Carrier Program

 

Builder: Northrop Grumman Newport News, Newport News, Va.

Propulsion: Two nuclear reactors, four shafts.

Length: 1092 feet

Beam: 134 feet; Flight Deck Width: 256 feet

Displacement: approximately 100,000 long tons full load

Speed: 30+ knots (34.5+ miles per hour)

Crew: 4660 (ship, air wing and staff)

Armament: Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile, Rolling Airframe Missile, CIWS

Aircraft: 75+ (JSF, F/A-18E/F, EA-18G, E-2D, MH-60R/S, J-UCAS)

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Corsair, the Navy DID CONFIRM the Ford as the first ship of the CVN-21 class.

 

It was already signed in a bill sent to Bush a few months ago, and confirmed by Rumsfeld and the Navy today.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Gerald_R._Ford_%28CVN-78%29

 

On January 3, 2007,, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld prematurely announced that the aircraft carrier would be named after President Ford during a eulogy for the President at Grace Episcopal Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Later in the day, the Navy confirmed that the aircraft carrier would be, indeed, named for the former President. [9]

 

Also, during the eulogy, Rumsfeld stated that Ford was made aware of the honor a few months before his death, when Rumsfeld himself told Ford.

 

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/agency/navy/batgru-78.htm

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Aircraft: 75+ (JSF, F/A-18E/F, EA-18G, E-2D, MH-60R/S, J-UCAS)

 

I thought the future carrier would have this aircraft component:

F/A-18E/F : fighter-bomber

EA-18G Prowrnet: SEAD-EW

E-18C HornetEye: early warning (AWACS)

EH-18 SeaHornet: helicopter version of the F-18

C-18 GreyHornet: COD

T-18 GosHornet: aircrew training

 

 

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I thought the future carrier would have this aircraft component:

F/A-18E/F : fighter-bomber

EA-18G Prowrnet: SEAD-EW

E-18C HornetEye: early warning (AWACS)

EH-18 SeaHornet: helicopter version of the F-18

C-18 GreyHornet: COD

T-18 GosHornet: aircrew training

 

 

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