FAA of the future or dreamtime??????

Discussion in 'The Fleet Air Arm' started by scouse, May 23, 2012.

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    [TD="class: alt2, bgcolor: #E1E4F2"][FONT=Tahoma, Calibri, Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif]Sample CVF "Tailored" Air Groups (aka Carrier Strike Joint Force Air Groups)

    Description
    Air Group [1]
    Likely Baseline TAG
    ("Peacetime", minor exercises)
    9 - 12 x F-35B STOVL Joint Strike Fighters; 4 x Maritime Airborne Surveillance and Control aircraft/helicopters/UAVs
    6 x Merlin HM helicopters
    Total = 22 - 25

    Strike Configured TAG [2]
    ("Crisis", major exercises)
    18 - 24 F-35B STOVL Joint Strike Fighters; 4 x Maritime Airborne Surveillance and Control aircraft/helicopters/UAVs
    6 x Merlin HM helicopters
    Total = 28 - 34

    Surge TAG
    ("Wartime")
    36 x F-35B STOVL Joint Strike Fighters;
    4 x Maritime Airborne Surveillance and Control aircraft/helicopters/UAVs
    Total = 40

    Forward Aviation Support Ship (ASS) or Amphibious Helicopter Platform (LPH) [3]
    18 x Medium lift transport helicopters (Merlin HC.3 / FRC);
    6 x Heavy lift transport helicopters (Chinook HC.2 / FRC);
    6 x WAH-64 attack helicopters;
    4 x Maritime Airborne Surveillance and Control aircraft/helicopters/UAVs
    Total = 34

    The aircraft carrier's hanger deck, 155m x 33.5m x 6.7m to 10m high, accommodates up to 20 fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
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    I was under the impression that the CVF is capable of stowing ALL of its 40 aircraft capacity in its hangar, in proper maintenance bays.

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  3. STOVL UAVs are going to come from where? No-one else is going to be investing in them for anything but back of a frigate / destroyer requirements.
     
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