Tag Archives: LHD

DEAR USMC: YOU ARE GETTING YOUR F-35B, NOW GET THE VERY MOST OUT OF IT

After my recent piece about the Navy’s new LHA “America” class of amphibious assault ship’s inadequate thermal protection built into its flight deck, I think it is time for the Marine Corps, and the “Gator Navy,” to get serious about getting the most out of … Read the rest of this entry

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: THE FLEET IS FULL AT NAVAL BASE NORFOLK VIRGINIA!

My buddy who served aboard the USS Enterprise as a JAG officer posted this on Facebook, quite the sight! “It’s Christmas in Norfolk! And everyone’s home this year! At pier-side are USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69), USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH … Read the rest of this entry

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: THE F-35B’S PORTHOLES

              It maybe common but is sure ain’t simple… *Photo via Lockheed Martin

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LOCKHEED’S “VARIOUS” UCAV CONCEPT REMAINS INTRIGUING

A few years back Lockheed’s VARIOUS (VTOL Advanced Reconnaissance Insertion Organic Unmanned System) UCAV emerged with a whimper as an idea, and since then it seems that it has remained just that, an idea. Yet VARIOUS looks much more far-fetched … Read the rest of this entry

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US TO WORK CLOSELY WITH UK ON CARRIER DESIGN, DEPLOYMENTS, AND…?

http://defense.aol.com/2012/01/06/us-and-uk-to-work-together-on-carrier-design-deployments/ I think this is a great idea, lending American expertise to the British, and visa-verse is a win-win for all involved. America may even be surprised by learning some new shipbuilding and design tricks in the process. Old habits … Read the rest of this entry

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Lessons Learned During Libya Highlight USMC Flexibility

http://defense.aol.com/2011/10/06/marine-libya-lessons-short-command-control-links-stovl-flexibi/ This article is as much a proponent for small carriers as it is for the Osprey & F-35. If the F-35B proves to be a reliable player, it may be the biggest counterpoint ever to CVN class super carriers. Low intensity conflict … Read the rest of this entry

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