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No Ralph itís obsolete today, tomorrow is where your hope comes in.
Posted by Bill Oreto on February 1, 2020, 14:51:37, in reply to "Re: Laser?
Until a rapid shot multi-engagement laser or rail gun or other such device is deployed in numbers to the fleet the Ford, Nimitz as a matter of fact the entire fleet is obsolete.in a peer war due to saturation attacks. The tactic of using saturation in an attack is not new (think Kamikaze) but the needed layered technologies to evolve its defeat was cast aside with end of the Cold War (no peers cry) and Navy squandering funds building hulls to fight the 3rd World. The Navy of WW2 was able to deal with the the Kamikaze for it developed many systems before the appearance of the Kamikaze that when employed jointly defeated the attack ( i.e. fighter direction, creation of a CIC allowing fighter direction, the F6F, the belly drop tank, 40mm gun, radar directed gunnery) . We have some of that today but not nearly enough of what is needed. In addition to lasers etc. long range strike has to be developed to take advantage of any carrierís mobility, a cheap super-sonic anti-missile missile developed and deployed in numbers which can be fired from an aerial platform as well as say floating drone magazines and guided by Aegis (ESSM perhaps?)
Articles and hope do not provide capability merely information and desires. The articles though informative do not contradict the reality.
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