CSBA calls for two carriers single strike force with 110 aircraft

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments has published a new study on Feb. 28 that calls for the U.S. Navy to move away from a “presence” force structure to a two prong approach that relies on “deterrent forces” and a “maneuver force.”

US Navy 050319-N-4308O-149 The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), foreground, is relieved by the Nimitz-class Aircraft Carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in the Persian Gulf
By U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Ryan O’Connor [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The “maneuver force” should consists of two aircraft carrier strike groups combined into a single force. This force should have two V(U)AE squadrons assigned with 12 long-range stealthy strike bombers. CSBA also advocates having a new stealthy air defense fighter to protect this force.

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