By C. S. Forester
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During the 1990s, the phasing out of the Intruder saw further changes to the CVW, with carriers deploying with one fighter squadron of Tomcats and three or four squadrons of dual-purpose strike-fighter F/A-18 Hornets. The VS squadrons, which assumed the tanking role from the retired Intruders, continued service until 2008 when the final squadron, VS-22, was deactivated. Current air wing composition typically consists of 44 strike aircraft – two 11-plane squadrons of F/A-18E/F Super Hornets (one -E and one -F), and two 11-plane squadrons of F/A-18A/C Hornets (one of which might be a US Marine Corps squadron); a squadron of four EA-6B Prowlers; a squadron of four E2C Hawkeyes; and seven SH-60F/HH-60H Seahawks.
The SPS-46 replaced the -42, beginning with Theodore Roosevelt. This system has a pair of antennas oriented aft that assist aircraft on short final approach. All Nimitz-class carriers rely on the URN-25 TACtical Air Navigation (TACAN) homing signal beacon to aid aircraft in locating the carrier. Integrated Air Defense Recent attempts have been made to add an integrated air defense radar system to assist in protecting the carriers from incoming threats. Made by Raytheon, the Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS) links together existing sensors, such as the SPS-49 and SPS-67 radars, SLQ-32, and Mk 36 decoy launch system, with weapons systems, such as Phalanx, BPDMS, and Mk 51 RAM, to form an organic integrated air defense system.
Carrier Homeports EAST COAST/ATLANTIC FLEET WEST COAST/PACIFIC FLEET Norfolk, VA Bremerton, WA Dwight D. Eisenhower John C. Stennis Theodore Roosevelt (RCOH) Nimitz Harry S. W. Bush Everett, WA Enterprise Abraham Lincoln Gerald Ford (under construction) Coronado, CA Ronald Reagan Carl Vinson Yokosuka, Japan George Washington Nimitz-class carriers undergo a complex maintenance and servicing process. The most significant of these is the 33-month Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH), which occurs after 25 years of service.