BI: Only the upgrade of the aircraft carrier wing will contain China

The US Navy wants to upgrade its aircraft carrier's air wing to give its AUG an advantage over China's, which will help contain the PRC. Writes about this edition of Business Insider, referring to the latest report of the US Navy.

The US military has tried to look a decade and a half ahead to make sure its aircraft carriers can still compete with the PLA.

It is obvious that we are faced with a rapidly evolving threat that requires significant modernization of the armed forces.

- indicated in the report "Vision of Naval Aviation for 2030-2035".

It emphasizes that the changes are necessary for the US Navy to win the rivalry between the great powers, "with Russia and especially China, which is rapidly modernizing its armed forces."

The strategic environment and naval warfare are changing and by the early 2030s the US Navy will face a number of threats. For example, there will be larger aircraft carrier formations with more powerful aircraft from the Chinese Navy. Now China's two aircraft carriers, the third under construction and is expected to become the first truly modern and formidable ship. It will be equipped with catapults and other equipment, and will also receive 5th generation carrier-based fighters.

The United States has already begun recruiting 5th generation F-35C fighters for its aircraft carriers. But most American carriers are still equipped with F / A-18E / F Super Hornets, EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft, and E-2 Hawkeye early warning aircraft.

The air wing of the future will be increasingly deadly, resilient, networked, resilient and unmanned with autonomous capabilities

- assured the military.

E-2 Hawkeye are being upgraded, they will continue to serve. The EA-18G Growler, based on the F / A-18F Super Hornet, as well as the existing F / A-18E / F Super Hornets, will remain in service until the mid-2030s. The F-35C is seen as an add-on to the EA-18G Growler and F / A-18E / F Super Hornets, as well as a "strike platform of choice".

As a result, the F / A-18E / F Super Hornets will be phased out and replaced with the F / A-XX, a Next-Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) strike fighter, "which still exists on paper." The Navy said the F / A-XX should have long range and speed, and include “passive and active sensory Technology"And be able to use long-range weapons.

Only the advanced capabilities of F / A-XX will keep the AUG up-to-date in high-risk conditions

- approved in the report.

The US Navy also wants to use manned and unmanned variants of the F / A-XX, giving them the ability to fly drones. In addition, work is underway to use the MQ-25 Stingray unmanned tanker and other systems.
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  1. smersh chek Offline smersh chek
    smersh chek (smersh chek) 2 November 2021 16: 20
    clowns, the Chinese have long had missiles with hypersonic units with a range of 2 thousand km
    1. Michael1950 Offline Michael1950
      Michael1950 (Michael) 4 November 2021 04: 26
      - Any AUG has excellent anti-missile defense capabilities.
    2. THRONE Offline THRONE
      THRONE (Andriy Shevchyk) 4 November 2021 08: 23
      As the engineer Almaz-Antey said, the long-range anti-aircraft missiles in the S-400 are designed to scare off the enemy and keep them from the borders, and not to defeat.
      All these Chinese hypersonic units can be just a scare-off with an efficiency of 1%. There is no need to put them in an icon.