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F/A-18 naval strike fighter : its effectiveness is uncertain

United States. General Accounting Office

F/A-18 naval strike fighter : its effectiveness is uncertain

report to the Congress

by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by General Accounting Office in [Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fighter planes.,
  • Airplanes, Military.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 28 p. ;
    Number of Pages28
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22291003M

    Existing Chinese surface combatants and submarines launching late-model ASCMs like the Klub pose a very serious threat to surface vessels, but they take much longer to move into firing positions and thus can be more easily accounted for by planners and air defense personnel though submarines might be difficult to detect if operated quietly. Navy's Joint Strike Fighter Wing. First, it requires extensive use of the afterburner, which typically increases fuel consumption by about a factor of three or even four, [] and rapidly reduces operational radius. Pilot conversion to EF is centralized in Squadron Ala Superiority in the element of surprise, to be aware of the enemy before they are aware of you.

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    Nor could it safely launch a heavily-loaded twin-engine cargo aircraft like the C-2 Greyhound, which is likewise dependent on catapult launch. Navy carriers have performed. Its high acceleration, light wing loading, and extreme maneuverability enabled it to be an excellent dogfighter. They were deployed during two weeks to defend United States airspace as a result of the primary USAF F fighter jet fleet being grounded due to structural defects. Numerical superiority in the air, which implies the need for lower procurement cost, lower maintenance cost, and higher reliability. Andrew Erickson and Mr.


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Steven Rudder, Marine Corps deputy commandant for aviation, in a news release Thursday. A total of 80 CFs, consisting of 62 single-seat and 18 dual-seat models were selected from the fleet for the upgrade program. We aim to foster better understanding of key internal developments in China, its use of natural resources, its trade policies, and its military and security issues.

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TOPGUN is the popular name of the United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor (SFTI) program. SFTI is the modern-day evolution of the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School and carries out the same specialized fighter training as NFWS had from untilwhen it was merged into the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center at NAS Fallon, Nevada.

– An F/A 18 Hornet assigned to the “Marauders” of Strike Fighter Squadron Eight Two patrols airspace near the North Arabian Sea in support of Operation.

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Its development is principally funded by the United States, with additional funding coming from program partners from NATO and close U.S. allies, including the United Kingdom, Italy, Australia, Canada, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, and formerly Turkey.Carrier Strike Groups (CSG), typically comprised of a nuclear powered ebook carrier (CVN) and its ebook air wing, one guided-missile cruiser, a couple of guided-missile destroyers, and a supply ship, train and deploy as a team with well-established integrated tactics, techniques, and procedures that allow for freedom of maneuver in the global commons.

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