Senate asks Navy to consider going small with future aircraft carriers

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Enormous supercarriers like the carrier Gerald R. Ford may be the future of the Navy’s fleet, but Congress doesn’t want the Navy to leave smaller, light aircraft carriers behind too hastily, reports Popular Mechanics.
The goal should be a future fleet and air wing comprised of larger numbers of smaller and relatively cheaper systems that can operate in denied environments, rather than smaller numbers of larger and more expensive systems that our adversaries can increasingly locate and target,”.
Though still in the early planning stages, the light aircraft carriers would likely be a modified version of the America-class amphibious assault ship, according to the U.S. Naval Institute. ... t-carriers

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