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 has the ability to operate from any air-capable ship or land base in support of persistent ISR requirements.
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.
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.
Following guidance in the Plane Captain Manual (A1-H60RAGAI-010), which provides procedures for manual aircraft handling, and the Aircraft Operating Procedures for Air-Capable Ships NATOPS Manual (NAVAIR 00-80T-122), detachment leadership began to formulate a plan to move Easyrider 41 back into the hangar.
One area that certainly ought to have been more developed is the alternative air-capable ships that were proposed, the 'Pike Ship' and the 'Thorneycraft'.
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.
The MRMUAS will provide a multi-intelligence, reconfigurable platform for operation from all air-capable ships.
With this mix of aircraft, Italian forces will be able to land virtually anywhere, including bases, damaged airstrips, remote locations and air-capable ships.