"Carrier cannibalism": Americans remove spare parts from "Kennedy" to repair "Gerald Ford"


The US Navy has embarked on a veritable "aircraft carrier cannibalism" to repair its newest and largest aircraft carrier, which entered service on May 31, 2017 and faced numerous problems on board. This is reported by the USNI News edition, citing data from the US military and shipbuilders.


US Navy spokesman Clay Doss told the publication that currently at the Newport News Shipbuilding of Huntington Ingalls Industries (owned by Northrop Grumman Corporation) in Newport News, Virginia, a variety of components have been removed from the USS John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier under construction. F. Kennedy "or CVN-79). Now they must be installed on the USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier ("Gerald R. Ford" or CVN-78) so that the lead ship of the project of the same name is ready for deployment in 2022.

These are engine controllers, power supplies, small pumps, limit switches and valve actuators for various systems throughout the ship.

- listed Doss.

It was necessary to resort to "technical cannibalism" due to the lack of necessary parts and materials against the background of disrupted supply chains.

John F. Kennedy was founded in 2011. Its transfer to the fleet shifted to the right several times. Today, the command of the Navy expects to receive the ship in 2024.
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  1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
    gunnerminer (gunner miner) 23 November 2021 12: 07
    -6
    Hurray! Balm for the wounded heart of the Main Command of the Russian Navy.
    1. General Black Offline General Black
      General Black (Gennady) 23 November 2021 22: 02
      +4
      Mr. Hurvinek, you would be more careful with your statements. You've been visiting here anyway. You don't want to jump after serious uncles in dirty trousers, do you? To a venerable institution.
      1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
        gunnerminer (gunner miner) 23 November 2021 22: 31
        -4
        Are you an orderly for a resource? They have where to cannibal. And we have the only TAVKR Kuznetsov mired in accidents, fires, in repairs. In 2016 they dressed him up with the whole fleet, for six months of the main event to the shores of the former SAR. And the crew was able to pull out only a couple of months, with the loss of 20% of the aircraft, without fire and other enemy countermeasures. Moreover, the aerofinishers forgot the spare in Rost. And serious uncles in black trousers and with admiral's shoulder straps rubbed their glasses on their direct and immediate chiefs about the full readiness of the TAVKR and the crew, with the air group, for solving the assigned tasks.
        1. General Black Offline General Black
          General Black (Gennady) 23 November 2021 22: 52
          +2
          How do you Machinengever know what happened in 2016 at the Northern Fleet? Sprinkle numbers here. You clap your tongue like a rag. Do you think your liberot will help you out? You will only spoil the state of the air. Do you understand what I mean? And as for the dedication, I am so far from you. Did you dig up the word "orderly" in Wikipedia too? A "servant"?
          1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
            gunnerminer (gunner miner) 23 November 2021 23: 10
            -5
            The Murmansk and factory (SRZ-35) press described in all details the preparation process for the last main event of the TAVKR. The process went in the usual style of the KSF - through the stump deck. Liberota in the State Duma, in the Northern Fleet, in the Government. Worthy of the CIA Gold Medal. For drawing a specific material damage to the Russian economy. For example, the bankruptcy of RUSNANO. 100 billion rubles spent on this office bye-bye. The entire Russian Navy was unable to dispatch a more or less normal, adequate ship group, even one nuclear multipurpose submarine to provide PLO, air defense, TAVKR. Now the fleet in a much worse condition than in August 2000. During the tragedy K-141. Without reconnaissance aircraft, without strike aircraft, almost without PLO aircraft, without TARKR, without an auxiliary fleet. A rescue ship with GVK-450 never appeared on the KSF. what happened, again NATO to ask with a peakless cap in hand.
  2. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) 23 November 2021 15: 13
    -5
    This problem is common. I don't remember exactly who, like Argentina. I bought a bunch of Superjets 100. And there, too, they were cannibalistic and for the lack of spare parts. But what do they write everywhere that the Americans are specialists in logistics and supply. This and the Second World War showed.
    1. Old Skeptic Offline Old Skeptic
      Old Skeptic (Old Skeptic) 23 November 2021 21: 14
      +2
      Well, of course. This is different.

      It is normal when spare parts are removed, from an unfinished warship, to a newly built one (not even put into service). This is hi-tech and technology development, not sawing.
  3. AND Offline AND
    AND 23 November 2021 22: 16
    +2
    Quote: Vladest
    This problem is common. I don't remember exactly who, like Argentina. I bought a bunch of Superjets 100. And there, too, they were cannibalistic and for the lack of spare parts. But what do they write everywhere that the Americans are specialists in logistics and supply. This and the Second World War showed.

    Are we churning out propaganda from the American center in Estonia again? Have the boss's boots been polished? Is it good to write nonsense about everything Rossiyskoe for days?
  4. zloybond Offline zloybond
    zloybond (steppenwolf) 25 November 2021 02: 01
    0
    the author probably knows but does not want to mention that in Russia, for example, submarines are repaired in the same way - at the expense of organs from other boats. And nothing. They work.