Old 27th Aug 2008, 17:36
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Modern Elmo
 
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BUT - there is very little chance that the USN will rely only on an automatic landing system to avoid training aircrew in manual landings.

Avoiding aircrew training isn't the point of an automated aircraft carrier landing system. ( At least that's what they tell naval aviators. ) It's there to make landings possible in worse weather, and to assist an aviator in distress for whatever reason when necessary.

Would you say that existing IFR equipment is there to avoid crew training?

Now, everyone who's for skipping the F-35 and moving on to shipborne UCAV's please raise your hand.
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