3 janvier 2019 | International, Aérospatial

The US Navy's carriers have a gaping hole in their defenses against a growing threat, and drones may soon fill it

Christopher Woody

The return of great-power competition has the US military refocusing on the potential for a conflict with a sophisticated adversary whose submarines can sink the US's supercarriers.

Defense experts are increasingly concerned by a resurgent Russian undersea force and by China's increasingly capable boats.

But the centerpiece of the US Navy's fleet has a decade-old gap in its submarine defenses, and filling it may require new, unmanned aircraft.

Full article: https://www.businessinsider.com/hole-in-navy-carrier-anti-submarine-defenses-may-be-filled-by-drones-2018-12

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