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The US Navy received a modernized aircraft carrier

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In January of this year, the USS Wasp (LHD 1) transport dock arrived in Japan, upgraded to house the F-35B short-take-off and vertical-landing aircraft, reports MIC.




The ship now has a squadron of Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA-121), which has F-35B Lightning II fighter jets.

Despite the fact that officially the USS Wasp is still listed as an amphibious transport dock, after conversion it is in fact an analogue of a light aircraft carrier.

The Americans launched the first squadron of F-35B in Japan last year, but only the "ground" service due to the lack of compatible ships. With the arrival of the USS USS Wasp, the US Navy was able to fully utilize the new fighters.

It is reported that as part of the Seventh fleet USS Wasp has replaced the USS Bonhomme Richard transport dock (LHD-6), which will travel to the United States for modernization.

The publication reminds that the F-35B fighters were the first among the F-35 family to receive the status of initial combat readiness - in September 2015.
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  1. figwam
    figwam 7 March 2018 13: 02
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    This is the Chinese front.
    1. Tatar 174
      Tatar 174 7 March 2018 13: 48
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      A dagger with Status will help China, if necessary)))
      1. andrewkor
        andrewkor 7 March 2018 13: 53
        +1
        China has its own Dun Fui!
        1. Tatar 174
          Tatar 174 7 March 2018 13: 58
          +3
          So they themselves blow fuem where necessary lol
  2. Professor
    Professor 7 March 2018 13: 08
    +2
    In general, yes, an aircraft carrier.
    1. andrewkor
      andrewkor 7 March 2018 13: 54
      +1
      Eh, Israel would be so involved that what, hotz?
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 7 March 2018 16: 50
        +1
        We don’t need such a hefty ship, but the F-35B is very necessary. Useful
        to have them for any special operations.
  3. Egorovich
    Egorovich 7 March 2018 13: 17
    +4
    Converted tub with unfinished "invisibility" fe-35 - a new mattress "superweapon". For the “Dagger" is definitely suitable.
  4. Dezinto
    Dezinto 7 March 2018 13: 53
    +3
    And why are the Americans ... sooooo cool guys do not participate in our competitions, “air darts”, “tank biathlon” ...... well, so that it’s not only to shoot beautiful videos, but to show some practice at a competitive level, why and no wonder?
    1. Saling
      Saling 7 March 2018 14: 13
      +1
      Because, why, MBA teams do not come to competitions in Russia. Not interested. laughing
      1. Dezinto
        Dezinto 7 March 2018 14: 29
        +2
        What is MBA? Who? what are they doing? what are you doing? ..... why not interested ..?
        This is from the series "pffff I can also just so I don’t want to" "is not interesting" .... well, crap one's pants now..it’s not interesting, we all diverge .... we are the bottom! since he’s not interested.
        So what.? lol
        1. Saling
          Saling 7 March 2018 15: 03
          +4
          Guilty, NBA. And what should be interesting? Performing elementary tasks? This has the same relation to real combat work as IPSC competitions with shooting gongs for shooting training in the troops. Entertainment does not mean efficiency. For example: Hero of Russia Roman Filipov took part in the All-Russian military maneuvers Aviadarts, where in 2013 he took second place among attack aircraft. And in a real combat situation, his plane was shot down by an ordinary dope from MANPADS.
          1. Dezinto
            Dezinto 7 March 2018 15: 07
            +1
            I understand your idea, in principle, agree .... hi
            1. Saling
              Saling 7 March 2018 15: 26
              +2
              Thank you for understanding. In general, I believe that the “Biathlon” and “Darts” in their current form, although spectacular and draw attention to the army, are harmful to the army. The fact is that the battle is a collective thing, and here individual preparation is in priority. Moreover, for the sake of this show-off and individual training, the best personnel are pulled out of the educational process of military units and all their further training is reduced to practicing several exercises. It’s like with the Olympians, for example, a reserve colonel. Elena Isinbaeva can best pole vault in the world, but she will not be able to play in a football team laughing Now imagine that the war began and Isinbayev was drafted back into the army.
              1. Dezinto
                Dezinto 7 March 2018 15: 32
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                Well, yes, it would be logical ..... but how else to train? It’s easy to lay turns, take aim, for all this, similar measures are needed. In fact, these are the same exercises only with competitive interest. Excitement. What would just be more interesting to the pilot. As a practice of controlling any equipment. What would the machine know what to do.
                1. Saling
                  Saling 7 March 2018 15: 51
                  +2
                  To test the fitness, there are military exercises where the training and coordination of entire units, and not just one crew, are checked first. And when you compete with real people, not with mockups. And the adrenaline and excitement there is not less, but maybe more. A competitive team spirit is orders of magnitude higher. when the “blue” and “red” “howl” and check who not only drives faster and shoots more accurately, but who thinks better of their heads. And here it’s not like in Biathlon, where the participant has one car and a previously known route. laughing The war of template actions will not forgive. laughing
                2. Saling
                  Saling 7 March 2018 16: 05
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                  As an excellent example, the competition group SpN. Where tasks are set close to combat, sometimes with real chances to run into real fire. laughing
    2. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 7 March 2018 14: 56
      +3
      So the Russians do not come to regular tank competitions of NATO countries.
      1. Dezinto
        Dezinto 7 March 2018 15: 00
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        Ah !, yes? ... honestly I didn’t know that such competitions are held in NATO .... I have never heard ....
        Well, it would be all the more good to take everyone to meet and compete, so to speak, as athletes, and instead of releasing commercials, see in reality who is capable of what.
        1. Setrac
          Setrac 7 March 2018 16: 36
          +2
          Quote: DEZINTO
          Ah !, yes? ... honestly I didn’t know that such competitions are held in NATO .... I have never heard ....

          There, tankers shoot from ... service weapons, this is of course also necessary, but they do this instead of firing from a tank gun.
          1. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 7 March 2018 16: 47
            +2
            There is more shooting there than in the Russian biathlon.
            There are night shooting, long range shooting.
            1. Setrac
              Setrac 7 March 2018 18: 32
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              Quote: voyaka uh
              There is more shooting there than in the Russian biathlon.

              Yes, you're lying brazenly.
              Maybe you mean the Israeli biathlon?
  5. lance
    lance 7 March 2018 16: 36
    +2
    you’re wrong, in 2017 the Russian Federation expressed a desire to participate in biathlon with t-72b3 together with Ukraine, but, unlike Ukraine, was refused due to non-compliance with NATO standards.
  6. assa67
    assa67 8 March 2018 01: 10
    +2
    and on the Kuril Islands already "Bastion" is .....