It is important that you always get a reliable carrier for your goods so that no damages happen along the way. Hence the main circuit board may be twice as big as the competition because the unit requires more circuits to run the extra stuff like economizers, air cleaners, power exhaust systems and CO sensors that can bring outside air when the inside air gets stale.
In a peer war, the carrier group will be constantly on the move, fighting for its life every second, conducting ASW around the clock, darting into a launch position for a single strike and then retreating as fast as possible, operating under EMCON (to the extent that we even can anymore), maintaining a significant CAP 24/7, and so on. Nothing we’ve done has prepared any naval officer for this.
Now I have served in a 3 carrier strike formation and while it worked…we had a step learn curve and having several flag staffs hurt (same problem at BA and having a MEB staff in the space for MEU staff and having the other LHA/Ds have too much space for their command staffs).
Helicopters and aircraft capable of vertical or short take-off and landing ( V/STOL ) usually recover by coming abreast the carrier on the port side and then using their hover capability to move over the flight deck and land vertically without the need for arresting gear.
After all, a carrier is basically a floating air base—its real strength is in the aircraft it carries. For example, the Russian Su-33 is only able to launch from the carrier Admiral Kuznetsov with a minimal armament and fuel load. The employees had just been told the heating, cooling, air conditioning, and refrigeration company was relocating its Indianapolis plant to Monterrey, Mexico.