air-capable ship

air-capable ship

All ships other than aircraft carriers; aircraft carriers, nuclear; amphibious assault ships, landing platform helicopter; general purpose amphibious assault ships; or general purpose amphibious assault ships (with internal dock) from which aircraft can take off, be recovered, or routinely receive and transfer logistic support. See also aviation ship.
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Fire Scout is a fully autonomous, single-engine unmanned helicopter that offers versatile ISR capabilities from any air-capable ship.
The Navy may debut Northrop Grumman's MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned rotorcraft on a different air-capable ship if the Littoral Combat Ship program faces delays, a Navy official said.
It is qualified to land on any air-capable ship," he said in an interview.
These dynamic interface tests are an essential part in clearing the operational envelope of the system and are proving the system's ability to operate off any air-capable ship," said George Vardoulakis, vice president for medium range tactical systems, Northrop Grumman Aerospace System.
The systems we ve developed to allow Fire Scout to operate from an air-capable ship have already amassed more than 10,000 flight hours with the MQ-8B variant.
The systems we've developed to allow Fire Scout to operate from an air-capable ship have already amassed more than 10,000 flight hours with the MQ-8B variant.
With this mix of aircraft, Italian forces will be able to land virtually anywhere, including bases, damaged airstrips, remote locations and air-capable ships.
On air-capable ships, nonaviators fill many roles on the ship normally filled by aviators on aviation ships.
FOD always is a major safety concern on all Navy air-capable ships.
It can operate from all air-capable ships and is designed to provide intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting data to tactical users.
The Fire Scout UAV program strives to provide safe, reliable, repeatable, autonomous flight operations in a maritime environment from all air-capable ships.
Every major nation took note of British experiences and soon several other countries were planning air-capable ships.