Rebuilding Our Navy

The big news is Newport News – 2 aircraft carriers to be built! With the carriers comes the rest of the materiel and personnel, unless 2 or more older carriers are retired and sold off. The big questions in my mind, un-naval as it is, what to do with our experiments in naval stealth? Is this the return of the heavy cruiser? The second question is how do we extract USAF from Space? They’re dead set against it, and frankly don’t possess the right economy of mind to build and deploy a fleet of space-faring ships and crews.

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Retired soldier, micro-farmer, raconteur and pet owner from the great state of Oklahoma. Wandered in as a frequent commenter and have been enjoying blogging ever since.
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2 Responses to Rebuilding Our Navy

  1. burkemblog says:

    I am hoping that both carriers will prioritize drones over manned aircraft–that’s where we ought to be putting our money instead of into the F-35.

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    • DaveO says:

      Drones are good, but have the same fatal flaws as the F-35, besides cost: Internet-of-Things security, network operations and maintenance, hackers and insider threats. Naval air should consider dumb planes. No aerial force knows just how to counter a dumb plane with a jammer on it. And, drones don’t need carriers. But that’s another question of strategy and national defense.

      Strategy and national defense comes down to only 2 deciding factors: 1) which vendor owns the most congresscritters; and 2) which O-6s have kids in very expensive schools within 6 months of retirement.

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