Nimitz: The Aircraft Carriers That Made the U.S. Navy a Superpower

Nimitz: The Aircraft Carriers That Made the U.S. Navy a Superpower

THE SIGNAL

As the USS Ford aircraft carrier blasts onto the scene for its first deployment, many may be inclined to overlook the future prospects of the still-deployed Nimitz-class carriers. 
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While going back decades since their inception, Nimitz-class carriers have consistently been upgraded as part of a Navy effort to keep pace with a fast-evolving threat environment. The ships have continued to receive upgraded weapons, improved layered defenses, and key adaptations to accommodate new platforms such as the F‑35C. 
Precision Landing
One such improvement to Nimitz carriers is a cutting-edge GPS-enabled aircraft carrier landing system called Joint Precision Approach and Landing System.
Navy fighter jets have for decades been skilled in the art of landing a fighter jet on a carrier under enemy fire or in dangerous weather conditions, and JPA …

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