Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class Jim Reilly inspects a Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) Servo Control Card.
Pacific Ocean (Dec. 15, 2004) Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class Jim Reilly inspects a Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) Servo Control Card. The card controls the FLIR targeting pod camera used by F/A-18 Hornets aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Lincoln and embarked Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) are currently deployed to the Western Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Jordon R. Beesley File# 041215-N-4166B-069
Aircraft carriers are warships that act as airbases for carrier-based aircraft. In the United States Navy, these consist of ships commissioned with hull classification symbols CV (aircraft carrier), CVA (attack aircraft carrier), CVB (large aircraft carrier), CVL (light aircraft carrier), CVN (aircraft carrier (nuclear propulsion) and CVAN (attack aircraft carrier (nuclear propulsion). The first aircraft carrier commissioned into the United States Navy was USS Langley (CV-1) on 20 March 1922.