WASHINGTON – As long as they serve usefully in that role, nations will seek means to neutralize them. Aircraft carriers have proven remarkably flexibly, serving in one way or another for nearly a hundred years. The National Interest reports. Continue reading original article
The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:
4 Dec. 2019 -- From the USS Forrestal on, the U.S. Navy supercarrier has existed in basically the same form since the 1950s, and is expected to continue operating into the latter half of the twenty-first century.
At some point, the game will be up; carriers will no longer pack the offensive punch necessary to justify their vulnerability. It’s not obvious when that day will come, however; we may find out only after the destruction of one of the Navy’s prize possessions.
John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics