Study: Bigger Aircraft Carriers Are Better

Study: Bigger Aircraft Carriers Are Better

A new RAND Corporation study has concluded that bigger aircraft carriers such as the Gerald R. Ford-class are more effective and more survivable than smaller carriers. While a slightly smaller 70,000-ton design would be cheaper to operate, such a vessel would be less effective and less survivable. It would also extra cost money to develop…

America’s carriers

The U.S. Military’s Nightmare: Stealth, Aircraft Carriers and Submarines Are Obsolete?

First off, when it comes to America’s carriers, it should be noted that no one really knows how deadly China’s anti-ship missiles, especially at long-ranges, would be in a real firefight. For example, can Beijing find a U.S. carrier in the massive Pacific Ocean? Can they defeat American missile defenses? And as for the case…

Right elevation drawing of Musashi as she appeared in 1942

Japan’s Huge World War II Battleships Were Monsters (And Almost Impossible to Sink)

Over the years, a variety of reports of turned up on the expected successor classes to Yamato. The next iteration would have been slightly larger, slightly more heavily armored, and would have carried six twenty-inch guns in three twin turrets, probably with roughly the same speed and range as Yamato. Designs for these ships were…

These 'Old' Aircraft Carriers Made America a Superpower

These ‘Old’ Aircraft Carriers Made America a Superpower

Over a thirty-year period ten Nimitz carriers were built. The last, George H. W. Bush, incorporated the latest technology, including a bulbous bow to improve hull efficiency, a new, smaller, modernized island design, upgraded aircraft launch and recovery equipment, and improved aviation fuel storage and handling. The Nimitz-class carriers are a monumental achievement—an enormous, highly…

The Art of the US-India Aircraft Carrier Deal

The Art of the US-India Aircraft Carrier Deal

U.S. President Donald J. Trump has begun leveraged business deals to advance U.S. national security interests during his first foreign trip to the Middle East. These are helping him deliver on his primary campaign promises of more U.S. jobs, advancing domestic U.S. industry, and national security. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has established his foreign…