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New super aircraft (carrier) cannot land or recover aircraft for four days without failing and fixing...

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According to a June 28 memo, Michael Gilmore, the Defense Department's director of operational test and evaluation, said the most expensive warship in history [the new Gerald Ford aircraft carrier] continues to struggle launching and recovering aircraft, moving onboard munitions, conducting air traffic control and with ship self-defense. (www.nextbigfuture.com) More...

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DaveIsaacs
David Isaacs 1
Will the F35C be ready for this ship or will they both be late?
joelwiley
joel wiley 1
" Initially there was an underestimation of the forces involved inside the water twister because it is a three-dimensional flow field."
"Fixing these problems would likely require redesigning the carrier's aircraft launch and recovery systems, according to {Michael] Gilmore".

I don't suppose the engineering firm who 'designed' this will be on the hook for the redesign and redevelopment costs.

It sounds like the ship may be an innovative design marvel like 'Galloping Gertie', the 1940 Tacoma Narrows Bridge:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-zczJXSxnw
mhlansdell00
Mark Lansdell 1
So it's more complicated than a guy on deck with paddles in his hands? Galloping Gertie goes back a year or two.
joelwiley
joel wiley 1
She does at that, but engineer blundering is alive and well.
mhlansdell00
Mark Lansdell 1
When I see an article like this on, it makes me think of the Preacher and imagine what he would have to say. i think you came pretty close.

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