19 Jun '17, 4am

Navy Must Boost Carrier Air Wings' Range, Size & Lethality

Navy Must Boost Carrier Air Wings' Range, Size & Lethality

There are other issues that will confront the carrier air wing. For instance, during the 1980s aircraft carriers carried more than 80 aircraft of various designs to do specific missions. F-14 Tomcats (of TOPGUN fame) performed long-range intercept, A-6 Intruders did long-range strike, S-3 Vikings performed anti-submarine patrols ahead of the carrier’s intended path. Other aircraft included the A-4 Skyhawk, the A-7 Corsair II, the E-2 Hawkeye, the HS-3 Sea King helicopter and the KA-3 Sky Warrior mission tanker. These aircraft were focused on projecting power far from the carrier, but today’s air wing hovers around 60 aircraft and is largely made up of strike fighters that were designed to be replacements for shorter range, light attack aircraft of the past. The air wing needs to procure an anti-submarine warfare aircraft as well as a purpose-built penetrating deep strike a...

Full article: http://breakingdefense.com/2017/06/navy-must-boost-carrie...

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