Giovanni Maduli sent me this picture of the Italian aircraft carrier Cavour (550) he took recently in Fincantieri’s shipyards in Muggiano, near Genoa. The ship, that will be delivered to the Marina Militare (Italian Navy) in 2008, has an overall length of 244 meters and a runway 180m x 14m with a 12° ski jump that will be able to serve 8 V/STOL (Vertical/Short Take-Off and Landing) aircraft such as AV-8B+ Harrier or 12 helicopters, such as the EH-101, NH- 90 or SH-3D. The ship will be fully compatible with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter VTOL variant and will most probably accomodate a mixed force composed by both aircraft and helos.
The VRC-30 Det. One “Hustlers” 2014-2015 cruise video. The ‘Hustlers’ of VRC-30 DET ONE completed the longest scheduled deployment since Vietnam between 2014 and 2015. The following video demonstrates combat logistics at its finest: from […]
France decided to deploy Charles De Gaulle aircraft carrier before the terrorist attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo which claimed 12 victims. The Charles De Gaulle aircraft carrier will deploy to the Persian Gulf […]
The following picture shows Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) as it steams aside the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO 197) during a replenishment at sea. Three SH-60 […]