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U.S. Navy's Greatest Weakness: An Aircraft Carrier That Can't Sail for 5 Years
Jul 10, 2024 06:19:50   #
ACP45 Loc: Rhode Island
 
"The U.S. Navy's USS John C. Stennis, a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, faces significant delays in its Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH), now expected to extend beyond October 2026 due to "industrial challenges. ...

Those industrial challenges are leaving real strategic gaps in national defense. In 2021, USS John C. Stennis was sent to the shipyard for a routine Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) mission. It was supposed to take three years. Yet it will probably be delayed even past 2026."

As my colleague Harrison Kass assessed, “Since 2001, the U.S. Navy has conducted seven carrier overhauls. The shortest overhaul was USS Nimitz, at 1129 days. Four overhauls took between 1,338 and 1,506 days – USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, USS Carl Vinson, USS Theodore Roosevelt, and USS Abraham Lincoln.

The most recent carrier to get an RCOH overhaul, USS George Washington, took an astonishing 2,120 days. Without adequate barracks for the extra personnel, sailors were housed in off-base housing that, in many cases, was impractical as well as inappropriate."

-These delays highlight broader issues within America's shipyards, affecting the Navy's ability to maintain and update its fleet.

MY COMMENT: Between the aircraft carriers that take years to overhaul, F35 fighter jets that are are unable to fly within 50 miles of lightening activity operational only 55% of the time - HOUTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM!

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/us-navys-greatest-weakness-aircraft-carrier-cant-sail-5-years-211765





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Jul 11, 2024 08:31:22   #
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ACP45 wrote:
"The U.S. Navy's USS John C. Stennis, a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, faces significant delays in its Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH), now expected to extend beyond October 2026 due to "industrial challenges. ...

Those industrial challenges are leaving real strategic gaps in national defense. In 2021, USS John C. Stennis was sent to the shipyard for a routine Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) mission. It was supposed to take three years. Yet it will probably be delayed even past 2026."

As my colleague Harrison Kass assessed, “Since 2001, the U.S. Navy has conducted seven carrier overhauls. The shortest overhaul was USS Nimitz, at 1129 days. Four overhauls took between 1,338 and 1,506 days – USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, USS Carl Vinson, USS Theodore Roosevelt, and USS Abraham Lincoln.

The most recent carrier to get an RCOH overhaul, USS George Washington, took an astonishing 2,120 days. Without adequate barracks for the extra personnel, sailors were housed in off-base housing that, in many cases, was impractical as well as inappropriate."

-These delays highlight broader issues within America's shipyards, affecting the Navy's ability to maintain and update its fleet.

MY COMMENT: Between the aircraft carriers that take years to overhaul, F35 fighter jets that are are unable to fly within 50 miles of lightening activity operational only 55% of the time - HOUTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM!

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/us-navys-greatest-weakness-aircraft-carrier-cant-sail-5-years-211765
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Don't you know that our enemies are aware of this too. Our country has never been weaker than now.

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