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in the past half a century, the aircraft carrier firmly dominated by the “Battle of the King” throne , with a strong offensive and defensive ability to win people’s worship. So, really, as some supporters believe that the aircraft carrier as it can never be overcome? Retired U.S. Navy intelligence officer now at the U.S. Army War College Yuehanpache, published in the January issue of “U.S. Naval War College,” the “sea fortress? The myth of the aircraft carrier Invincible, “the article pointed out that even the most advanced large-scale nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, under certain circumstances may also like” slow-moving target “as vulnerable.
more than a strong defense system is flawed
1945 years later, the U.S. Navy’s large aircraft carriers were sunk or never had been hit record . Despite the controversy about the value of the aircraft carrier is always present, but they are mostly around the aircraft carrier’s mission, and force structure costs to start and never was questioned its viability. In other words, within the U.S. military, “carrier impregnable” has become an almost subconscious.
article points out, people seem to support the carrier’s high speed, thick armor, heavy firepower and even the ocean’s natural sanctuary effect, are the viability of the aircraft carrier has strong evidence. However, from the theoretical analysis, smart enough to opponent’s defense system from the aircraft carrier can still explore and take advantage of certain loopholes, such as:
or near the coast where the main channel, the communication may be exposed to frequent aircraft position;
carrier mobility in high-speed process can not ensure continuous aircraft carrier out, especially at night;
in the low readiness level, the aircraft doors are often on the armored machine in the open state;
large number of aircraft crew, complex composition, so that the infiltration of saboteurs possible;
range nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is not restricted, but still need regular food supplements aviation fuel and other supplies;
carrier equipped to ensure the flow of information and network nodes, the same may become the object of attack.
If you master these weaknesses, and then supplemented by certain conventional weapons, fighting, potential rival to the U.S. aircraft carrier may well pose a serious threat. The so-called conventional weapons, including cruise missiles, submarines, quiet and smart mines, recently touted by the media of course, also the column anti-ship missile.
asymmetric tactics has kept the U.S. Headache
If the above mentioned conventional threat is still easy to deal with, then after the “9.11″ era maritime conflicts, how to deal with terrorism, hacking and other “non-traditional threats” is undoubtedly a more severe test. The reason why the latter type of threat headache, mainly due to their definition and can not be accurately predicted, it is difficult to take appropriate precautionary measures in advance. Li in 2006 during the war, the Israeli navy’s most advanced frigate “unexpected” to hit Hezbollah’s missile attacks and suffered heavy losses, is a clear warning to the U.S. Navy.
fact, the “non-traditional threats” of actors mostly dons non-national political entity, the body of an aircraft carrier in the open often face a variety of “unconventional” tactics of the raid. In short, for those “creative” the enemy in terms of impact on combat aircraft of various elements – such as communications, mobility, logistics and even the morale of sailors, are likely to be the start of the target. Such actions do not have to sink or hit the aircraft carrier for the purpose, even if only temporarily limit the carrier’s actions could seriously disrupt the U.S. military’s overall layout.
order to more vividly illustrate this point, the idea of ??several authors for the carrier’s “asymmetric tactics”:
not taking off and landing aircraft in a night, a small armed Stealth speedboat driving forces close to the aircraft carrier away from the escort, forced boarding facilities soon after the installation of the air bomb. Crew no time to react, carrier-based aircraft has lost more than half.
hostile countries sent special forces captured a large ship, while the U.S. aircraft carrier sailing through the Suez Canal when hit. The latter dodge hull damage leading to reduced speed of 10 sea miles per hour below the normal carrier-based aircraft could not take off.
extremist groups to avoid a strike is true, the use of suicide boats attacked ships, while the relatively weak U.S. military logistics supply ship. Inability to timely access to food, water and other materials, the carrier’s combat greatly reduced in the next few weeks.
“aircraft carrier is a weapon, not a god”
like the World Trade Twin Towers came crashing down as the shock, for many years has been regarded as the United States Once the aircraft attacked a symbol of power, giving the same psychological impact would be unimaginable. Above all the circumstances envisaged in the fudge is not paranoid, but U.S. troops may one day face the most severe situation. After all, in September 2001 until 11 May, no one can expect just a few terrorists in New York City director of a terrible disaster.
highlight non-traditional threats, so that the Navy had to proceed with the revision of operational regulations and the introduction of new operational thinking. U.S. military commanders can do, above all, weakness and other aircraft may be taken to evaluate and develop tactical plans, after which they increased their daily exercise in the corresponding subjects and, more importantly, they must establish that a sense: asymmetric threats that may arise at any time, all development plans must be based.
the U.S. military in the first Gulf War made an internal report has pointed out, “aircraft carrier is a powerful war machine, but it is not a god, because of the increased strength of the cult followers … … “As highlighted above, as a matter of fact, the greatest threat to the aircraft internal factors, it is some people a long time” carrier indestructible “fantasy.