This is coolbert:
"For slightly more than the cost of an F-35C, the Navy could have an aircraft with nearly three times the combat radius, significantly more internal payload, and far better survivability."
"The Aircraft Carrier We Need"
Thanks to the National Review and the article by JERRY HENDRIX
"A strategic design update is due"
ONCE AGAIN THE TOPIC IS THE MODERN AMERICAN AIRCRAFT CARRIER. NAVAL WARSHIP DOMINANT FOR OVER SEVENTY YEARS NOW BUT NOW THOUGHT TO BE TOO EXPENSIVE AND VULNERABLE.
WHAT TO REPLACE WITH??
Think not so much the ship itself but the planes! UCAV!
"[the] carrier’s new air wing would be 30 stealthy, heavily armed unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs), organized into three squadrons. Individual UCAVs should be capable of carrying 4,000 pounds of ordnance internally to a combat radius of at least 1,500 nautical miles without refueling. They should also feature broadband, all-aspect stealth design with a much-reduced radar cross-section (RCS). The design should also integrate an infrared-signature-reduction capability and an advanced passive sensor suite."
A reduced-in-size warship [carrier] but that air wing of fewer warplanes [UCAV] having considerably more combat capability!
It all sounds too good to be true!
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