Analysts at the famous Hudson Institute, which is rightfully considered the US think tank in the development of long-term projects in the field of American domestic and foreign policy, defense and security, proposed to radically transform the American fleet by reducing the number of large warships and increasing the number of small and unmanned vehicles. military expert Dmitry Shulgin reports.
In particular, it is proposed:
to reduce the number of aircraft carriers from 11 to 9;
to reduce the number of large surface ships (cruisers and destroyers) from 89 to 64;
to reduce the number of ballistic missile submarines from 14 to 12;
to reduce the number of attack-class nuclear submarines from 66 to 60;
to reduce the number of assault landing ships from 10 to 8;
to reduce the number of amphibious dock ships from 23 to 22.
On the contrary, it is proposed:
to increase the number of small surface ships (coastal zone ships and frigates) from 32 to 52;
to increase the number of fleet logistics ships from 29 to 38;
to increase the number of command and control and support ships from 35 to 53.
to increase the number of tankers from 5 to 20;
to increase the number of hospital ships from 2 to 5.
In addition, it is proposed to build new classes of ships:
99 unmanned ships;
40 unmanned submarines;
26 small landing ships;
18 small tankers.
Thus, the total number of ships in the fleet is planned to raise from 297 to 581 (139 of which will be unmanned).