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In the US, the debate continues - 11 or 10 aircraft carriers

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In the US, the debate continues - 11 or 10 aircraft carriers

In the US, the debate continues on how many aircraft carriers to have in the Navy, reports naval.com.br 20 February.


The Pentagon’s official statement says that under the 2015 budget of the year "most decisions have already been made, some are under consideration." The essence of the question is whether the Navy can continue to maintain the number of aircraft carriers at the level of 11 units.

Many analysts believe that a solution can be found in reducing the number of aircraft carriers, which will allow better financing of the construction of other ships and submarines. The issue of withdrawing USS George Washington aircraft carrier (CVN 73), which will soon need nuclear fuel, is being considered. This procedure is carried out in the middle of the ship’s life cycle (25 years after being accepted for fleet), after which the aircraft carrier should last another 25 years (a total of 50 years). The US government has made it clear that it will continue to adhere to the number of 11 aircraft carriers in the Navy, but the Pentagon continues to discuss this issue.

According to sources close to the US Department of Defense, 2015 billion will be needed to refuel an aircraft carrier and maintain its combat capability in 4.

Some experts have a positive attitude towards reducing the number of ships of this class to 10 units. An employee of the Cato Institute (Washington), Ben Friedman (Ben Friedman) believes that reducing the number of operational aircraft carriers will equalize the costs between different classes of ships and submarines. "The idea is to rationally approach the financing of the Navy, which will reduce the number of aircraft carriers," said the expert.

On the other hand, some analysts and lawmakers are calling for further support of the number of aircraft carriers at the level of 11 units, and remind that in the 1980-ies their number in the Navy reached 15. Admiral Tom Moore (Tom Moore), responsible for the construction of Ford-class aircraft carriers, believes that "aircraft carriers are no doubt expensive, but it is also clear that they provide more opportunities for ensuring US national security throughout the world." In his opinion, aircraft carriers play an important role for humanitarian missions, as was the case during the disaster in Haiti in 2008 and to support ground forces in combat situations, such as the Afghan campaign.
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  1. Scandinavian
    Scandinavian 21 February 2014 10: 16
    +2
    We have missiles for all your missile receivers ... am
    1. Civil
      Civil 21 February 2014 10: 18
      +11
      One or zero, that’s the issue on the agenda, or better, a new yacht to Abramovich ...
      1. Apollo
        Apollo 21 February 2014 10: 24
        +5
        quote-In the United States, the discussion continues on how many aircraft carriers to have in the Navy, reports naval.com.br on February 20.

        The Pentagon’s official statement says that under the 2015 budget of the year "most decisions have already been made, some are under consideration." The essence of the question is whether the Navy can continue to maintain the number of aircraft carriers at the level of 11 units.


        One more one less is the difference. All the same, their ships run aground, as is the case with the Taylor in the Black Sea. The main thing is not the weapon but the human factor and fortitude. What they lack. In Russia, on the contrary, there are both.
        1. Tersky
          Tersky 21 February 2014 10: 45
          +3
          Quote-responsible for the construction of Ford-class aircraft carriers, believes that “aircraft carriers, no doubt, are expensive, but it’s also obvious that they provide more opportunities to ensure US national security по всему миру". Get fucked up .. belay .. It turns out the whole world is the USA wassat Either I have problems with geography, or the "responsible" has problems with his head.
          1. Arberes
            Arberes 21 February 2014 11: 02
            +2
            Quote: Tersky
            to ensure US national security around the world. "

            The United States has long declared the whole world a zone of its vital interests! So they have been living for the last 40 years and nothing is used to everything!

            Quote: Tersky
            Either I have problems with geography, or the "responsible" has problems with his head.

            Yes, everything is fine with you, you just need to remember the lessons of the confrontation in the Cold War between the USSR and the USA. hi
          2. saturn.mmm
            saturn.mmm 21 February 2014 11: 54
            +1
            Quote: Tersky
            It turns out that the whole world is the United States. Either I have problems with geography, or the "responsible" has problems with his head.

            Did you just discover America?
  2. Arberes
    Arberes 21 February 2014 10: 19
    +2
    In the USA, the discussion continues - 11 or 10 aircraft carriers!
    And we have some "comrades" ready to hand over the last TAVKR on needles!
  3. vladsolo56
    vladsolo56 21 February 2014 10: 21
    +5
    It’s not so, the United States needs 30 pieces may go broke on its trough.
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 21 February 2014 10: 22
      +2
      damn ... ahead of me ... laughing
    2. alone
      alone 21 February 2014 19: 32
      0
      The typewriter works without interruption. So I do not think that they will go broke.
  4. RUSLAN39
    RUSLAN39 21 February 2014 10: 21
    +1
    Recycling everything is the right decision.
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 21 February 2014 10: 24
      +1
      it’s troublesome ... if necessary, we will recycle ourselves, at our own expense. wassat
  5. sxn278619
    sxn278619 21 February 2014 10: 22
    0
    Aircraft carrier is a gendarme baton.
  6. Scandinavian
    Scandinavian 21 February 2014 10: 25
    0
    Quote: Andrey Yurievich
    damn ... ahead of me ... laughing

    Who are you talking about ?
  7. rasputin17
    rasputin17 21 February 2014 10: 49
    +1
    In his view, aircraft carriers play an important role in humanitarian missions,

    This is what he said !!!! He blew into a puddle !!! The world already knows about their humanitarian missions in the Middle East and countries of the Pacific region such as Vietnam and Korea !!! Hypocrite!!!(((
  8. rasputin17
    rasputin17 21 February 2014 10: 56
    +3
    In general, build! spend your budget !! In response, we will increase the quantity and quality of our "Ash" and "Borey" The more your galoshes, the more chances our submarines have to let them go to the bottom where they belong !! It was a shock for you our "Granites" and now "Yakhonts", but tomorrow we will prepare even more fun for you! And for any of your poison, we will always have an antidote !! wink
  9. q_556
    q_556 21 February 2014 15: 12
    +1
    Soon they will have to decide not from the point of view of "how many aircraft carriers do we need", but "how many aircraft carriers we can afford."
    1. Fornit
      Fornit 21 February 2014 15: 26
      0
      Blessed is he who believes ... While they print their candy wrappers, and the whole world buys them, nothing threatens them ... Look at the sum of their state funds. debt belay
      In amerovski it is "to achieve results at any cost!" Well, the Finn on the track in the sprint approximately did. A capable student of an unworthy teacher am
  10. Leshka
    Leshka 21 February 2014 19: 38
    0
    you don’t need them one rocket p-1000 volcano with nuclear warhead will dust the avionic grouping into dust
  11. Kowalsky
    Kowalsky 21 February 2014 20: 53
    0
    Russia is also interested in this question in the light of how many torpedoes to charge :)