Capt. Kyle Higgins, commanding officer of
the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower stated that “Ike is back! Ike is ready to fight.” referring by the nickname. He said, “heavy maintenance” has been
completed and the Navy’s nuclear-power aircraft carrier is ready for action. Higgins said,
“It is nice to be back, I can tell you that. We are out to sea. We are doing what we are designed to do; launch
and recover airplanes on a regular basis, keeping our sailors occupied in a business
of what they were hired to do” He said,
“With a city of about 5,000 sailors, we have about every discipline onboard that you
would need to run a small town” The ship is back in port for a short period
to get ready for an upcoming deployment. The USS Eisenhower now has the capability
of launching the MQ-25 unmanned aircraft when it becomes available. Higgins said, “Ike is the first carrier
that will be able to fly it,” In this video Defense Updates reports on the
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ship and three days of premium account time as a bonus. USS Dwight D. Eisenhower is a Nimitz class
supercarrier. Nimitz-class aircraft carriers were designed
to be improvements on previous U.S. aircraft carriers, in particular, the Enterprise and
Forrestal-class vessels All 10 Nimitz-class aircraft carriers were
constructed between 1968 and 2006 at Newport News Shipbuilding Company, Virginia, in the
largest dry-dock in the western hemisphere. USS Dwight D. Eisenhower is the 2nd ship of
her class and was commissioned on 18 October 1977. She was named after Dwight David Eisenhower
Dwight David Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890, in Denison, Texas, the third of
seven sons. His mother originally named him David Dwight
but reversed the two names after his birth to avoid the confusion of having two Davids
in the family. All of the boys were called “Ike”, such as
“Big Ike” (Edgar) and “Little Ike” (Dwight); the nickname was intended as an abbreviation
of their last name. By World War II, only Dwight was still called
“Ike” USS Dwight D. Eisenhower is one of the largest
vessels constructed. It has a displacement of 100,000 tonnes, and
an overall length of 332.8 m or 1,092 feet. To give viewers a perspective, it is about
3 football fields long. It is powered by two A4W nuclear reactors,
kept in separate compartments. These power 4 propeller shafts and can produce
a maximum speed of over 30 knots or 56 km/h. As a result of the use of nuclear power, the
ship is capable of operating continuously for over 20 years without refueling and is
predicted to have a service life of over 50 years. Practically it has unlimited range & endurance. USS Dwight D. Eisenhower being a Nimitz class
carrier possesses a multitude of different radars including electronically scanned array
3D radars. It is equipped with 16 to 24 RIM-7 Sea Sparrow
or NATO Sea Sparrow missiles. RIM-7 Sea Sparrow is a US ship-borne short-range
anti-aircraft and anti-missile weapon system, primarily intended for defense against anti-ship
missiles. Its range is 19 km and 12 miles Close-in weapon (CIWS) duties are performed
by Phalanx, & RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile. Phalanx CIWS has a 4500 /min rate of fire. RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missiles have speed
in excess of Mach 2. USS Dwight D. Eisenhower can carry a flight
group of more than 60 aircraft, including F-18 jet fighters. These are twin-engine, supersonic, all-weather
carrier-capable 4th generation multirole fighter aircraft. They have a payload of 7700 kg (17000 lbs)
and can carry ground attack weapons as well as air-to-air missiles. The versatility of the aircraft can be gauged
from the fact that on the first day of Operation Desert Storm, two F 18, each carrying four
2,000 lb. bombs shot down two Iraqi Migs and then proceeded to deliver their bombs on target. In the coming days, Lockheed Martin F-35B
Lightning II could also be added. The F-35 is a family of single-seat, single-engine,
all-weather stealth multirole fighters. The fifth-generation combat aircraft is designed
to perform ground attack and air superiority missions. The F-35B is the short takeoff and vertical
landing (STOVL) variant of the aircraft designed to be operated from aircraft carriers. F 35 is developed from grounds up to be stealthy. Its external structure is designed to deflect
signals away from the emitting radar which makes it hard to detect or track. This is done by having no sharp edges or protruding
elements and having a smooth external curvature. Also, it has a coating of RAM (Radar Absorbing
Material) that reduces the number of signals getting reflected. F 35 has very low Radar Cross Section (RCS)
Classified techniques have also been used to reduce the heat signature of F 35. This thermal profile management of the jet
makes it difficult for Infrared (IR) homing missiles to target it. Inclusion of the F 35 will bring a Low Observable
jet for the first time to a carrier Boeing’s MQ-25 Stingray carrier-based tanker
drone test has completed its maiden flight successfully on Sept. 19, 2019. MQ-25 Stingray also known as ‘Tail 1′ or ‘T1’
took to the skies from MidAmerica Airport in Mascoutah, Illinois. Viewers may note that Boeing has already conducted
several ground tests of the Stingray at its St. Louis plant. In the test, Stingray conducted an autonomous
taxi and takeoff and then flew in an approximately two-hour-long predefined route. The MQ-25 Stingray’s flight was overseen
by Boeing test pilots from a ground control station at MidAmerica Airport. It will be a significant addition to the carrier
fleet once it is ready for operational deployment. Higgins said it is important the U.S Navy
is prepared. He said,
“It is so important to make sure that we are ready in case the nation does need us
and calls us to do whatever it is we need to do”. He stated,
“We are working, and have been working on our same goals prior to everything in the
world that has been happening. Should that change, then our priorities could
change. Maybe they will ask us to get ready for something
else.” The Navy’s mission is to keep the sea lines
of communication open. “Protect the interests of the United States
worldwide. That’s what we do,” Higgins said. “We are out there protecting our interests
whether it is telecommunications under the ocean or whether it is transporting goods
on the surface. We are there to make sure America is protected.” He said part of the deterrent is not knowing
the location of the warships, cruisers and submarines. Higgins added,
“To not know if somebody is out there, or could be out there, is a powerful deterrent,” USS Eisenhower redeployment will add muscle
to the US Navy. Like other supercarriers, it could be used
to project power far from the U.S homeland like the South China Sea theater. The flotilla of aircraft has enough firepower
to mount a credible offensive against any rival which makes it an important asset
for the U.S military.


  1. I like the capability of taking 6,000 murderers to Davey Jones locker in one fell swoop. That's my favourite πŸ‘

  2. Prepare for incoming Chicom and Russian bots to tell you how much more advanced their equipment is vs. the US.

  3. the biggest defence a carrier has is impunity the person stupid enough to try and attack one will be hit by such a massive retaliatory strike the thought of which scares anyone from trying, you will basically have subs, planes and warships raining thousands of missiles on all your bases nonstop

  4. Fk being on that in a war even with all the protection of Kevlar I still think it's inevitable like the titanic if man can make it he can break it , any other time I'd love to be on it it's impressive ! Still a boat though

  5. Goodness… Stop with the Ads please. One at the beginning is fare enough, no need to be greedy and place a few throughout…ugh. YouTubers…πŸ˜ͺ

  6. Adversaries despite advance missile techs, dont have the stomach to sink these carriers coz they know by mind they will be eating nukes by breakfast.

  7. The F35B won't be operated from American "supercarriers". The heat from its exhaust will damage the decks. Only F35C will be operated from the Nimitz and Ford class supercarriers. The F35B will be operated from amphibious assault ships, or just smaller carriers

  8. The F-35C is designed to land on aircraft carriers. The B model will lift off from the straight deck Gator Freighters and ski ramp ships like the new Queen Elizabeth. New capabilities like the drone tanker are what I expected to hear about here. πŸ‘Ž

  9. No country can match American Defence capabilities, congratulations
    Xxtreamly nice πŸ‘πŸ» presentation,as usual

  10. These U.S aircraft carriers would be worthless/useless against powerful militaries like those of Russia or China. Their nuclear attack submarines combined with hypersonic and supersonic missiles make these obsolete to the Russian and Chinese militaries. U.S aircraft carriers only work on countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Libya, Syria, and other weak, poor countries, with weak and unsophisticated militaries. Put them up against a worthy adversary and they will be all sunk.

  11. I served 2 deployments as an F-18C Airframer, on the Ike among 10s of Thousands of others. The Ike might be one of the oldest US nuclear carriers, but our crew was also the most well trained, swift at damage control and flight deck operations, kicked Saddam's and Al Qaeda's ass. This was back when F-18Cs were battle hardened and worn out, now they have new UAVs, F-35Cs, and a full F-18E/F Super Hornet fleet. Keep sending Warheads on Foreheads!

  12. there are all kinds of thing it can do and all kinds of stuff it can do !!!! and not witch one them should be put out to are enemy, we are in a cold,cold war with china russia, iran and all their cronies, so y on God's green Earth are you always given up are capabilities, or what there strengths are and weakness's are, we are going to war with these dirty jealous, assholes very soon, and do you no they are putting a destroyer out every two to tree months, and other things, witch i don't care we are so fare advanced then these drones, that when they do something stupid, we are going to lite there ass on fire, like they have never seen, but y don't you talk about them, and what there junks capabilities are !!!!!thank you very much , just an American Patriot!!!! just say'en !!!

  13. Some people like to say carriers are just a big floating target, if that were true why is China trying like hell to build them?

  14. South Korea is making plans to develop an indigenous aircraft carrier and I would like a full analysis of this channel about the potential design (CATOBAR, STOVL or STOBAR) propulsion (Nuclear or Conventional) among others

  15. Cant wait until The Chinese finally build their first Aircraft Carriers, I wonder if it will make it off the production line, before malfunction or are they going to be like Russia, required to have tug boats as part of the fleet, due the the carrier breaking down all the time, and need to be drag back home.

  16. Before President Eisenhower was President, in college, he got injured by Jim Thorpe and once remarked how he was the greatest player he ever saw. Yep, Jim Thorpe played three professional sports and won gold medals. Tough.

  17. US carrier are really capable systems
    They can even take one two three or may be even four DF21D before they sink

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