CVF and Carrier Strike thread

Yokel

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Pity the Russians have been doing that for at least 4 decades...
I thought the Russians did it the other way around, with targeting information from Bears being fed to a SSN which had long range missiles? Which was one of the reasons NATO relied on carrier borne fighters - eg Sea Harrier being added to our ASW carriers.

A submarine designating targets for carrier aircraft is new as far as I know.

And the submarine gave up its stealth to do those electronic transmissions. Also, wouldn't it be much more efficient to let water in (torpedo) than air out (Air delivered weapon)?
I guess it depends on the situation.

On the topic of carriers and task group ASW, an Argentine author has written a book about RN ASW during the Falklands War. This was conducted by surface warships and helicopters, including large numbers of sorties and hours 'in the dip' by the ASW Sea Kings from Hermes and Invincible.

 
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Rafale M have carried out a bombing exercise on Cape Wrath. The 5 GBU-12s that were dropped were guided by British observers on the ground.
This is probably going to be the last such exercise for a while as the CdG is currently heading to port because of several COVID cases on-board.

 
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Rafale M have carried out a bombing exercise on Cape Wrath. The 5 GBU-12s that were dropped were guided by British observers on the ground.
This is probably going to be the last such exercise for a while as the CdG is currently heading to port because of several COVID cases on-board.

Been a good few years since I was part of the team that worked at Tain Range and detached up to Durness for live bombing. We were on Faraid Head watching as they blew bits off the island rock, you could feel the vibration of 1000lb HE bomb from 4 miles away. Balnakeil beach was always a sporty crossing, even in a landy (lost a LWB there).
 
Rafale M have carried out a bombing exercise on Cape Wrath. The 5 GBU-12s that were dropped were guided by British observers on the ground.
British Typhoon dropped 4 x PWIV's on Garvie island yesterday.
 

Cutaway

LE
Kit Reviewer
You would’ve thought the tiny island nation of Garvie would’ve surrendered by now?
If they don't give in there won't be much of it left soon.
 
In todays news the French CVN, Charles DeGaule apparently has a COVID 19 on board with 40 sailors ill and she is returning to port, breaking off from an exercise

USNI report
 
Another picture from exercise "Frisian Resilience" with the Dutch AF

The COVID cases on board the CdG will reduce her current deployment by about 2 weeks.

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Old For New.

The 36-year old USS Carl Vinson, commissioned in 1982, is the third-oldest carrier in the fleet. It began its build under the Nixon administration and was launched in 1983. It will now become the first US carrier to deploy the US Navy’s new F-35C's. Currently undergoing a $34 million refit in Bremerton Wash, it is due to finish soon followed by a 2021 deployment.

Both Nimitz and Ford-class aircraft carriers can operate with F-35Cs aboard, but there are modifications to both classes required to use all the data and information the F-35's can transmit and receive, along with additional classified spaces, and alteration of some parts of the ship for unique F-35C requirements.

The Lemoore, Ca.-based VFA-147 Argonauts are the Navy’s first deployable F-35 Air Wing and slated to deploy with the Vinson in 2021 along with Navy’s Titans, the Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron 30 squadron of Osprey tilt-rotors. Created in December, these are the Navy’s first replacements for its C-2A Greyhound fleet which were not able to haul the F-35’s engines out to the ship.

The Vinson’s first deployment with the F-35 follows the Royal Navy’s HMS Queen Elizabeth's deployment with F-35 B’s and which is due to head to the Mediterranean and Middle East in 2021 with its own air wing of F-35Bs, along with a wing of USMC F-35Bs. A first in major cross decking deployability between the two allies.

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Mattb

LE
And the submarine gave up its stealth to do those electronic transmissions. Also, wouldn't it be much more efficient to let water in (torpedo) than air out (Air delivered weapon)?
Well, there's certainly a link there - transmitting targetting information is a lot less conspicuous than firing a torpedo.

Certainly for some low-value skimmers, the navy might not want to show its hand re submarines and prefer to use aircraft instead.
 

bob231

War Hero
Can the F-35 carry anything man enough to sink / disable a Ship?

Transmitting targeting information is likely more conspicuous to anyone with remotely capable EW equipment: they might not know what it is, but a transmitter w/o a matching radar return would ID itself as a boat at periscope depth. Narrow beam transmissions are out as the boat has no means of locating the plane and vice versa.
 
Chinas new Amphibious Assault ship has been damaged by a fire. The Type-075 carrier, is similar to the U.S. Navy’s America Class assault carriers and designed to carry helicopters and hovercraft to support amphibious landings.

Thought to have a full displacement of around 36,000 to 38,000 tons it will be smaller than the America or Wasp classes but still the largest non-U.S. LHD or LHA by a significant margin.

Currently possibly three have been ordered by the PLA Navy, initial work on the first two commenced within the last year at Hudong Zhonghua shipyard.

China's navy’s amphibious fleet has grown and improved. Investments in its amphibious ship force signal intent to develop expeditionary warfare capabilities,


 
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Chinas new Amphibious Assault ship has been damaged by a fire. The Type-075 carrier, is similar to the U.S. Navy’s America Class assault carriers and designed to carry helicopters and hovercraft to support amphibious landings.

Thought to have a full displacement of around 36,000 to 38,000 tons it will be smaller than the America or Wasp classes but still the largest non-U.S. LHD or LHA by a significant margin.

Currently possibly three have been ordered by the PLA Navy, initial work on the first two commenced within the last year at Hudong Zhonghua shipyard.

China's navy’s amphibious fleet has grown and improved. Investments in its amphibious ship force signal intent to develop expeditionary warfare capabilities,



Oh dear!

So sad!

Never mind
 

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