Posts Tagged ‘USN’

Fiscal Year 2010 Budget – Final

Galrahn. Information Dissemination, 09 October 2009.

Possible Savings from Decreasing the Aircraft Carrier Battle Fleet

Stephen Abott. Budget Insight, 08 October 2009.

For background and an assessment of the carrier “requirement” see

Fact Check – Technicals of AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense

Information Dissemination, 23 September 2009.

Latest FY 2011 Navy Plan Rumor

Information Dissemination, 23 September 2009.

Littoral Ships, Other Weapons Cut in New U.S. Navy 5-Year Plan

Tony Capaccio. Bloomberg, 23 September 2009.

Top admiral affirms commitment to 313-ship fleet

Katherine McIntire Peters. Government Executive, 15 September 2009.

Navy’s Chance for Reform, Slipping Away

David Axe. Budget Insight, 08 September 2009.

OSD Considers Chopping Flattop

Greg Grant. DoD Buzz, 26 August 2009.

Editor’s comment

The Project on Defense Alternatives recommended in 2007 reducing the carrier fleet by two saying “reform along these lines would allow a 9-carrier, 8-wing fleet to surge ‘five plus one’ for crisis response. In 2010, these six carriers, fully utilized and equipped with weapons now being fielded or procured, should be able to strike well over twice as many targets per day as the five that deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom.”