Old 9th Sep 2008, 18:56
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What is the potential for UAV/UCAV operations from CVF?

I assume the maturity of any potential solution is currently so low and that there is no programme geared for CVF which would influence the cats/traps vs STOVL/STORL debate for the long term?

Can CVF (HMS QE) retain the ramp but be fitted with a cat along the angled deck (a la Nimitz class)? Whilst this would give a really good cross deck potential and allow for a mixed fleet (training issues noted!!) I assume that Dave-B and Dave-C are now very different from a logistics footprint (compared to the original intent of JAST to achieve a "common" platform with service variations).
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