In era of tight budgets, how many aircraft carriers are enough?
Such a move would cut the authorized carrier fleet from 11 to 10 ships. “We would have to change the way we do presence and the way we think about contingency response if we go to 10 aircraft carriers ... need to have that many, given the nature ...
How to Measure an Aircraft Carrier’s Worth
The aircraft carrier ... many countries are fitting out such behemoths. Debates over these platforms customarily dwell on technical specifications. The size, configuration, and striking power of the air wing, a flattop’s main battery furnish grist, as do ...
Does the US Navy have 10 or 19 Aircraft Carriers?
The distinction between aircraft carrier ... carry out many of the same roles as their nuclear cousins. And so what’s the problem? Who cares if the United States effectively disguises nearly half of its carrier fleet? The deception may not hold forever.
Carrier-based drone offers way forward for US navy – subject to squabbling
A US navy drone on the deck of aircraft ... Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike vehicle, or UCLASS. That highly bureaucratic document will formalize the navy's vision for what it wants the highly advanced drone to do.
How do you park an aircraft carrier? Very carefully
Bringing the giant aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln safely into its home pier ... There will come a time in the docking that the commanding officer will want to know how many feet the ship is from the pier where it will tie up. A young, experienced ...