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The United States proposes a reduction in the number of aircraft carriers

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In the American edition of The National Interest came out material that describes the Pentagon's plans for the American aircraft carrier fleet.


The article reports that the plans of individual representatives of the US military department provide for reducing the fleet of aircraft carriers by 2 units - up to 9 aircraft-carrying warships. Today, the U.S. Navy includes 11 aircraft carriers.

With the funds generated as a result of such a reform, the US Navy plans to equip the latest frigates and robotic corvettes.

Such Pentagon plans cannot be implemented without the approval of the US Congress. However, the Navy intends to present important arguments in favor of the fact that the carrier fleet needs to be reformed. And this despite the fact that earlier the US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper declared the need for the fleet at least 12 aircraft carriers.

NI provides data from the report of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments of the United States. The report says that robotic corvettes and the latest destroyers could add efficiency to the US Navy in order to avoid missile attacks from China. At the same time, it is noted that for completely unmanned ships there will be high risks of being trophies of the enemy. The probability of using electronic countermeasures against them is taken into account.

From the report:

The fleet can buy an additional 15 frigates in addition to the 20 frigates that it has already contracted.

This proposal has already caused heated debate. In the near future, the situation with the aircraft carrier fleet can be discussed in detail - with a report to Congress.
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  1. NF68
    NF68 April 21 2020 17: 25 New
    0
    Are the Americans really short of money?
    1. Sky strike fighter
      Sky strike fighter April 21 2020 17: 32 New
      +5
      Quote: NF68
      Are the Americans really short of money?

      Most of the aircraft carriers are under repair, and new ones are too expensive, take a long time to build and are not suitable for a serious conflict in view of their vulnerability to new warfare technologies such as hypersonic anti-ship missiles, Poseidon, and Chinese anti-aircraft missile defense systems.
      By the way, if they want to quickly reduce the number of aircraft carriers, they can be helped by testing X-32, Dagger, Zircon, Poseidon. Everyone will be happy. And we will be tested and they will quickly reduce unnecessary aircraft carriers. Ends in the water and that's it. No hemorrhoids.
      1. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin April 21 2020 17: 52 New
        -1
        Quote: Sky Strike fighter
        Most of the aircraft carriers are under repair, and new ones are too expensive, take a long time to build and are not suitable for a serious conflict in view of their vulnerability to new warfare technologies such as hypersonic anti-ship missiles, Poseidon, and Chinese anti-aircraft missile defense systems.

        Well, that’s it, apologists of these floating mass graves will now fly in and will prove that aircraft carriers are only the enemies of the meadows who want to reduce them
        1. antivirus
          antivirus April 21 2020 17: 57 New
          +1
          Russia is focusing, and the Russian Navy is dispersing.
          China is growing, and the United States? Platforms for more and more powerful weapons must be scattered around the world. the fleet is part of the power of the United States, banks and exchanges
      2. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
        Andrei from Chelyabinsk April 21 2020 18: 20 New
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        Quote: Sky Strike fighter
        and are not suitable for a serious conflict in view of their vulnerability to new technologies of warfare such as hypersonic anti-ship missiles, Poseidon, Chinese anti-aircraft armored vehicles.

        Of which the former are not accepted into service and have TTXs unknown to the Americans, the latter cannot serve as anti-aircraft weapons at all, and the third ones cannot destroy aircraft carriers on the move.
        But the corvettes and frigates that the Americans are going to build instead of 2 aircraft carriers - they are yes, from them, according to your logic, "Zircons" with "Poseidons" will simply bounce off laughing
      3. vadim dok
        vadim dok April 22 2020 15: 41 New
        +1
        NI edition is not an AMERICAN magazine, but a RUSSIAN! Keep this in mind!
      4. NEXUS
        NEXUS April 22 2020 23: 31 New
        0
        Quote: Sky Strike fighter
        in view of their vulnerability to new technologies of warfare such as hypersonic anti-ship missiles, Poseidon, Chinese anti-aircraft armored vehicles.

        Not a single RCC has done as much with US aircraft carriers, and generally with the fleets of NATO countries, as the coronovirus did.
    2. Uruguay
      Uruguay April 21 2020 17: 55 New
      -12
      Quote: NF68
      Are the Americans really short of money?

      Russia has enough "Zircons" and so on. which on supersonic break through these iron galoshes ..
      That's all, the end of US hegemony with its AUGMIs .. How many hundreds of billions were thrown into the ocean .. There is still a panic in space from our killer satellites ..
      1. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
        Andrei from Chelyabinsk April 21 2020 18: 21 New
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        Quote: Uruguay
        Russia has enough "Zircons"

        Nothing that the rocket is not adopted? :)
        1. AU Ivanov.
          AU Ivanov. April 21 2020 18: 50 New
          -3
          At one time, the ZIS-3 division began to fight before it was officially adopted.
          1. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
            Andrei from Chelyabinsk April 21 2020 19: 11 New
            +4
            Quote: AS Ivanov.
            At one time, the ZIS-3 division began to fight before it was officially adopted.

            Alas, now is by no means "the right time" when the designer and director of the plant could produce weapons on their own initiative
            1. Uruguay
              Uruguay April 21 2020 19: 16 New
              +3
              Quote: Andrey from Chelyabinsk
              Alas, now is by no means "the right time" when the designer and director of the plant could produce weapons on their own initiative

              Well, not to let out, but most likely to conduct development in parallel .. The capacities also allowed financing, and most importantly, the engineering and engineering was creative and not for money and bonuses .. hi
        2. Lipchanin
          Lipchanin April 21 2020 18: 58 New
          -3
          Quote: Andrey from Chelyabinsk
          Nothing that the rocket is not adopted? :)

          And what, are aircraft carriers already standing on our shores? belay
          1. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
            Andrei from Chelyabinsk April 21 2020 19: 04 New
            +7
            And for a very long time.
            1. Lipchanin
              Lipchanin April 21 2020 19: 10 New
              -1
              Quote: Andrey from Chelyabinsk
              And for a very long time.

              Oh how. And where?
              1. Uruguay
                Uruguay April 21 2020 19: 17 New
                -3
                Quote: Lipchanin
                Quote: Andrey from Chelyabinsk
                And for a very long time.

                Oh how. And where?

                I also did not see them, and there was not even a hint of their approach .. negative
                1. Lipchanin
                  Lipchanin April 21 2020 19: 21 New
                  -3
                  Quote: Uruguay
                  I also did not see them, and there was not even a hint of their approach ..

                  It seems to me that there is "Forrestal syndrome"
                  Only Russian tanks everywhere seemed to him, and the respected Andrei aircraft carriers request
                  1. Uruguay
                    Uruguay April 21 2020 19: 53 New
                    -1
                    Quote: Lipchanin
                    Only Russian tanks everywhere seemed to him, and the respected Andrei aircraft carriers

                    Google in the brain and wiki in the blood ..))))) (joke)
              2. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
                Andrei from Chelyabinsk April 21 2020 19: 21 New
                +8
                Quote: Lipchanin
                Oh how. And where?

                Yes, in the same place as usual. Even my father on the Tu-16 in the Far East "explained" them when they pushed to our shores. And in 2018 - Trident Juncture, 45 thousand servicemen, 130 combat aircraft, 70 ships, and among them - AB "Harry Truman" beyond the Arctic Circle near Norway. And the 6th Fleet in Mediterranean? Or do you think Americans go there to cool off? :))))
                1. Lipchanin
                  Lipchanin April 21 2020 19: 31 New
                  -5
                  Quote: Andrey from Chelyabinsk
                  , 45 thousand military personnel, 130 combat aircraft,

                  So these 45 still need to be delivered to our shores.
                  What are 130 combat aircraft. These are 130 missiles simultaneously sunk in the event of a missile strike.
                  And what can they do against ALL of our combat aircraft?
                  Or will they all sit out at airfields?
                  And the 6th fleet in the Mediterranean?

                  Well, who will reach the target faster, an airplane, or a hypersonic missile?
                  And just wondering what the aircraft carrier will become if it gets on its take-off deck all ONE bomb?
                  Even my father on the Tu-16 in the Far East "explained" them when they pushed to our shores.

                  Did he instill in you a panic fear of these mass graves?
                  1. Kasym
                    Kasym April 21 2020 21: 23 New
                    +1
                    Sergey, an aircraft carrier - a carrier of carriers of various weapons. With it, you can create a base anywhere in the world’s ocean, armed to the teeth, and able to defend the interests of your country.
                    But on the other hand, this is a very expensive "thing".
                    Why did Russia test its aircraft carrier in Syria, and now decided to upgrade it - is it easier to send it to the needles ?! hi
                    1. K-612-O
                      K-612-O April 22 2020 05: 49 New
                      -1
                      Only this base must be constantly supplied and protected, and from a wing in the air there can only be 50-60 aircraft. For example, in Iraq and Serbia, the share of carrier-based sorties did not exceed 10% of the total number of sorties.
                  2. Kalmar
                    Kalmar April 21 2020 22: 54 New
                    0
                    Quote: Lipchanin
                    This is 130 missiles simultaneously sunk in the event of a missile

                    So a non-nuclear missile to drown an aircraft carrier has little chance. Even a dozen facts.

                    Quote: Lipchanin
                    And what can they do against ALL of our combat aircraft?

                    How exactly do you imagine the attack of ALL of our combat aircraft on one aircraft carrier? Straight from across the country at once fly? Despite the fact that somewhere in the Far East it is not always possible to wait for at least one of our aircraft.

                    Quote: Lipchanin
                    Well, who will reach the target faster, an airplane, or a hypersonic missile?

                    The plane, of course. Simply because it exists, is put into service and is available to the fleet in due quantities. But when our fleet will receive at least ten "Zircons" - no one really knows.

                    Quote: Lipchanin
                    And just wondering what the aircraft carrier will become if it gets on its take-off deck all ONE bomb?

                    An aircraft carrier with a dent / hole in the deck. Which quickly shut up. But in general, it would be quite interesting to see that kamikaze who manages to drag a bomb to AB.
                    1. Alexander Grizodub
                      Alexander Grizodub April 23 2020 15: 01 New
                      0
                      So the rocket is not a cast-iron cannonball, it will still explode in the space below deck, and there are 300-400 kg of explosives. This is enough to turn the aircraft carrier into a self-propelled barge. And why drown the barge? As the experience of Forrestal has shown, one 120 mm round is quite enough.
                      1. Kalmar
                        Kalmar April 23 2020 15: 07 New
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                        Quote: Alexander Grizodub
                        , it still explodes in the underdeck, and there 300-400 kg of explosives

                        300-400 kg of explosives - this is perhaps the "Granites", which are gradually leaving the scene: the rocket is still, frankly, not young.

                        Quote: Alexander Grizodub
                        This is enough for the aircraft carrier to become a self-propelled barge

                        There are very different opinions on this. The survivability of the aircraft carrier (at least due to size) is very large.

                        Quote: Alexander Grizodub
                        As the experience of Forrestal has shown, one 120 mm round is quite enough.

                        That experience was taken into account; Now such a trick will not work again.
      2. Sniper Amateur
        Sniper Amateur April 21 2020 23: 08 New
        +2
        even in space, panic begins from our satellite killers

        Do Americans know that they are "supposed" to be in a panic? tongue
        1. Kalmar
          Kalmar April 21 2020 23: 20 New
          +1
          Quote: Sniper Amateur
          Do Americans know that they are "supposed" to be in a panic?

          According to our media, they have not been able to get out of a state of panic for several years now.
    3. Metallurg_2
      Metallurg_2 April 24 2020 19: 43 New
      0
      No, it’s just that Excel doesn’t understand a number with the number of digits greater than 15. It is also impossible to issue a dollar indefinitely - you just cannot calculate it correctly.
  2. Keeping
    Keeping April 21 2020 17: 32 New
    -8
    As they used to help us with Bush’s legs, they would help us now with Bush, but an aircraft carrier ... You have them all the same as a fool wrappers.
    1. Sky strike fighter
      Sky strike fighter April 21 2020 17: 33 New
      +2
      As a target, perhaps.
      1. Keeping
        Keeping April 21 2020 17: 42 New
        -4
        So it is possible to leave the country without Daggers, Granites, Basalts, Caliber and other things. Have you seen how the Yankees drowned their ship in a smaller class? )))
        1. Sky strike fighter
          Sky strike fighter April 21 2020 17: 49 New
          -3
          So they drowned with Harpoons. We have heavier RCC and even Poseidon for reliability.
          1. Keeping
            Keeping April 21 2020 17: 53 New
            -8
            Wow! This is what you posed in vain with Poseidons, it’s not a cheap pleasure, all the more when the oil is negative ...
            1. Sky strike fighter
              Sky strike fighter April 21 2020 17: 56 New
              -2
              For an aircraft carrier, this is all the more so, especially since this is one of the options Poseidon voiced by the Ministry of Defense. Oil is already in the black.
            2. Lipchanin
              Lipchanin April 21 2020 19: 01 New
              -1
              Quote: Keeping
              it's not cheap it's a pleasure

              Классика
              "And we only need one victory
              We will not stand alone for all of them "
              This is when it was that the war was cheap?
            3. K-612-O
              K-612-O April 22 2020 05: 55 New
              0
              You still believe that the price of oil means something, after the current crisis, it will not be of much concern to anyone. Yes, and we don’t have WTI, for the most part we have to buy sulfur dioxide ourselves, and Brent and Urals did not go minus. Oil again becomes a commodity, not exchange papers, so there will be consumption and demand, and not current speculation.
  3. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith April 21 2020 17: 35 New
    +1
    In the end, it all comes down to the fact that denyushek is not enough for such a fleet of aircraft carriers. Give more! laughing
    1. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell April 21 2020 17: 53 New
      +2
      Quote: Lord of the Sith
      Give more! laughing

      Surely it will be so: they are from a million a day - take it out and put it down
    2. antivirus
      antivirus April 21 2020 17: 59 New
      0
      I wonder at the military - the money will go to the "financial prom group", the lobbyists will work for the shipyards no matter what to build - a \ nose-c or frigates, The main thing is profits quickly? there is no reduction in military spending
  4. Gray brother
    Gray brother April 21 2020 17: 55 New
    0
    The resource is running out, the team from kovidla is also running out, oil is going to minus (and it is pegged to the dollar), I see that it is time to attack the Baltic states.
    1. den3080
      den3080 April 21 2020 18: 27 New
      +3
      Quote: Gray Brother
      The resource is running out, the team from kovidla is also running out, oil is going to minus (and it is pegged to the dollar), I see that it is time to attack the Baltic states.

      laughing laughing asymmetric answer ???
      but I’m personally tired of listening to this read: the end of America, the end of Russia, China, the EU, Ukraine is also the end ... AUG is the end.
      all are measured by ends, but it does not end
      interrogate after all, pray
      1. Gray brother
        Gray brother April 21 2020 18: 31 New
        +2
        Quote: den3080
        interrogate after all, pray

        I don’t care now - at least a nuclear war. I’ll only cover the beer with a lid so that concrete dust does not spill. wassat
        1. Sniper Amateur
          Sniper Amateur April 21 2020 23: 18 New
          +1
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH8P_hXOKO0
    2. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa April 21 2020 18: 55 New
      +4
      Quote: Gray Brother
      I insist that it is time to attack the Baltic states.

      Lord And these wretched things did not please you? belay
      Do not touch them, do not create a bellie incident. They themselves will die out in a couple of decades with their negative birth rate! yes
      1. Gray brother
        Gray brother April 21 2020 19: 07 New
        -1
        Quote: Boa constrictor KAA
        Lord And these wretched things did not please you?

        Well, they constantly hint, I personally understand why they cannot directly say - they are afraid of the Americans.
        But the benefit for them is obvious - they owe money excessively and because of this they are in permanent slavery. And here the solution is simple - we annex them all, they cease to exist as subjects of international law and, therefore, owe nothing to anyone.
        In return, they become equal citizens of the Russian Federation. And there will be no more "citizens" and "non-citizens" because it is not necessary to cultivate interethnic strife.

        I am Russian and I want to do good to people.
      2. Lara Croft
        Lara Croft April 21 2020 21: 38 New
        +2
        Quote: BoA KAA
        They themselves will die out in a couple of decades with their negative birth rate! yes

        We put in our birth rate is also not a plus ..
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  6. Alexey RA
    Alexey RA April 21 2020 17: 59 New
    +7
    The fleet can buy an additional 15 frigates in addition to the 20 frigates that it has already contracted.

    Unleash dumplings, smoke into the chimney, firewood - to the original! ©

    This is to say that according to the previous pony-chain of USN construction, specialized frigates were recognized as unnecessary luxury, after which the UHP were decommissioned and stated that all the tasks of the FR would be carried out by universal littoral specialists.
    Now turn it back. smile
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  8. Oleg1263
    Oleg1263 April 21 2020 18: 12 New
    +1
    With their number of bases around the world - it is not clear why they even need aircraft carriers.
  9. Operator
    Operator April 21 2020 18: 15 New
    -6
    What a popol for the idolaters of the cargo cult laughing
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  11. Pavel57
    Pavel57 April 21 2020 18: 21 New
    0
    I don’t want to, but have to.
  12. rocket757
    rocket757 April 21 2020 18: 24 New
    0
    What is that supposed to mean?
    A new doctrine for which these objects are not needed, or has everything become tight with babosixms?
    Let's see if an explanation follows!
  13. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin April 21 2020 18: 30 New
    -1
    laughing Build your Yamato
  14. ghfjd jskvkvkv
    ghfjd jskvkvkv April 21 2020 18: 31 New
    -2
    can buy them in Russia, in addition to Kuznetsov?
  15. Pavel57
    Pavel57 April 21 2020 18: 53 New
    0
    Quote: ghfjd jskvkvkv
    can buy them in Russia, in addition to Kuznetsov?


    Do not sell. Rather, the Indians will buy.
  16. FIR FIR
    FIR FIR April 21 2020 19: 35 New
    -1
    An interesting solution. Improve 9 AUG combat readiness by reducing
    2 others are understandable. But "cut" 2 nuclear aircraft carriers to buy 15 extra frigates ...
    1. Senior seaman
      Senior seaman April 21 2020 20: 50 New
      +2
      And where is it written that they will be cut?
      Or did you confuse Trump with Khrushchev?
  17. APASUS
    APASUS April 21 2020 20: 10 New
    +1
    It is hard to believe, because it is the ACG that is the main striking force in the United States. It is the carrier formations that embody the foreign aggressive policy of the Americans. The strength of the dollar is based on the power of the army and navy, it is one of the pillars, so to speak. The Americans became peacekeepers, recluses or changed their foreign policy and again not!
  18. veritas
    veritas April 21 2020 20: 31 New
    +6
    The article reports that the plans of individual representatives of the US military department provide for reducing the fleet of aircraft carriers by 2 units - up to 9 aircraft-carrying warships. Today, the U.S. Navy includes 11 aircraft carriers.

    They would have our reformers. They would have been left without aircraft carriers at all. This is where Serdyukov should be sent.
  19. Peter is not the first
    Peter is not the first April 21 2020 21: 18 New
    0
    Our "information" troops must immediately start a campaign that the Americans can win modern wars only with the help of aircraft carriers. We must not give them a chance to start reducing the staff of aircraft carriers, even if they only increase their number and, accordingly, the share of their maintenance in the US military budget. As the great prime minister and the main fighter against communism said there: "If you want to ruin a small country, then give it a cruiser." So here, let them spend on aircraft carriers and maybe they will have less budgetary opportunities for other relevant spending.
  20. Old26
    Old26 April 21 2020 21: 22 New
    +4
    Quote: Uruguay
    Russia has enough "Zircons" and so on. which on supersonic break through these iron galoshes ..

    Exactly enough. In service is already 0,000 (0) units of this mega-superweapon laughing

    Quote: Andrey from Chelyabinsk
    Quote: Uruguay
    Russia has enough "Zircons"

    Nothing that the rocket is not adopted? :)


    And he doesn't care. if there is "Zircon", if it is not - he does not care. The main thing is to murmur.
  21. Sniper Amateur
    Sniper Amateur April 21 2020 23: 27 New
    +1
    Americans are like that. Love epic throwing ideas.
    For example - refuse all "Minutemen".
    They make noise, make noise - and then everything as a whole will go the same way. IMHO.
  22. Avior
    Avior April 22 2020 00: 56 New
    +2
    With the adoption of the F-35v, UDC, if necessary, can take on some of the functions of aircraft carriers, for those applications for which aircraft carriers are redundant
  23. Flawless
    Flawless April 22 2020 05: 37 New
    -1
    Quote: Kasym
    Sergey, an aircraft carrier - a carrier of carriers of various weapons. With it, you can create a base anywhere in the world’s ocean, armed to the teeth, and able to defend the interests of your country.
    But on the other hand, this is a very expensive "thing".
    Why did Russia test its aircraft carrier in Syria, and now decided to upgrade it - is it easier to send it to the needles ?! hi
    the aircraft carrier itself needs both bases and costly oily supplies that can be interrupted, as for a dozen zircons that need to be put into service, a dozen daggers already existing will be enough. After them, the deck of aircraft carriers will have to be patched by deep-sea divers