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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    Surprised the new carrier is not fitted with a close in weapons system like the 20mm Phalanx or sea wiz - really really not?

    Chin up... if the US fleet can't avoid a container vessel there's hope for us.

    US warship 'stayed on deadly collision course with cargo ship despite warnings'
    I am pretty sure it will be fitted with those at least - if not some other things.....

    I am wondering about that warship/cargo ship crash - something seems very strange about it - the ocean is a big place!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    "This is the transcript of an actual radio conversation between a US naval ship and Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in October 1995. The Radio conversation was released by the Chief of Naval Operations on Oct. 10, 1995.

    US Ship: Please divert your course 0.5 degrees to the south to avoid a collision.

    CND reply: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision.

    US Ship: This is the Captain of a US Navy Ship. I say again, divert your course.

    CND reply: No. I say again, you divert YOUR course!

    US Ship: THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS CORAL SEA*, WE ARE A LARGE WARSHIP OF THE US NAVY. DIVERT YOUR COURSE NOW!!

    CND reply: This is a lighthouse. Your call. "
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    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
    I am pretty sure it will be fitted with those at least - if not some other things.....

    I am wondering about that warship/cargo ship crash - something seems very strange about it - the ocean is a big place!
    Yeah I thought that was a weird one, especially given the course data for the cargo ship which seems to show it doing a long u-turn back towards the warship.. sure there's more to it than they are letting on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
    indeed because I imagine googling the true offensive and defensive capabilities of the new carrier will obviously reveal all the facts....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy View Post
    ...and Windows XP
    Does it have any aeroplanes? All I read is that it is 'expected' to have by '2025'...
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    Quote Originally Posted by darmstadt View Post
    Does it have any aeroplanes? All I read is that it is 'expected' to have by '2025'...
    It's designed to be part of the EU army. Other countries supply the planes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    The only country that can really fight Russia is Afghanistan. Shame we did not learn from them.
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