I came, I saw, I drank some tea (and had a bun).
- Jul 19, 2016
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If they are going to add cats and traps, would it not make sense to do the thing properly? After all, the uav's will be growth limited unless they go for a decent setup so building the ability to launch F-35's or bigger would be getting ahead of the game.In the last week or so, there was a RFI related to adding a catapult to a ship in the near term (<5 years). The requested specs would not be enough to operate F-35C, so the logical assumption is that it is to support an AEW UAS. And based on timing, the platform is probably the QE2s.
The MoD is looking to assess the availability of electromagnetic catapult and arrestor wire systems for the launch and recovery of air vehicles at sea.ukdefencejournal.org.uk