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2006-07-28 Science & Technology
Next Generation Carriers To Be Smaller, More Automated
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Posted by Anonymoose 2006-07-28 19:48|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [472 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Stand by for the Lieutenants Revolt.
Posted by 6 2006-07-28 19:58||   2006-07-28 19:58|| Front Page Top

#2 Another concept, not yet considered, would hearken back to the WWII-era Japanese idea of submarines capable of carrying and launching aircraft.

The idea is to create what amounts to high survivability submarine-carriers that could penetrate deeply into hostile waters, quickly launch their pre-programmed drone aircraft, then submerge and depart the AO.

A wing of heavily armed drone aircraft appearing without warning in the middle of enemy waters could severely disrupt enemy naval operations.
Posted by Anonymoose 2006-07-28 19:58||   2006-07-28 19:58|| Front Page Top

#3 Next gen carriers will be sunk by ballistic missiles with terminal guided warheads.
Posted by Clerert Uneamp2772 2006-07-28 20:35||   2006-07-28 20:35|| Front Page Top

#4 Don't count on that. These will be big powerful ships that will be able to defend themselves. Plenty of lasers on board. Plenty of sensors in the air.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2006-07-28 20:45||   2006-07-28 20:45|| Front Page Top

#5 Moose, I thought we had that already, with subs firing cruise missiles. That's pretty much a drone aircraft.
Posted by Steve White">Steve White  2006-07-28 21:54||   2006-07-28 21:54|| Front Page Top

#6 Steve, you are absolutely right. We have been flying missiles off submarines since the 50's. Even though I am a bomber puke, I had a few good friends who served on the Regulus boats.
Posted by RWV 2006-07-28 22:08||   2006-07-28 22:08|| Front Page Top

#7 Next gen carriers will be sunk by ballistic missiles with terminal guided warheads.

What - they're gonna take away the escorts and leave 'em helpless?
Posted by Pappy 2006-07-28 23:16||   2006-07-28 23:16|| Front Page Top

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