LAST UPDATE: December 9, 2015
This site documents the US Navy's new major combatant vessels of the 21st century, including the Gerald R. Ford Class nuclear aircraft carriers (CVN), the America Class amphibious assault ships (LHA), the Zumwalt Class guided missile destroyers (DDG), the Freedom and Independence Classes Littoral Combat Ships (LCS), the San Antonio Class amphibiuous assault ships (LPD), and the Virginia Class nuclear attack submarines (SSN). It also documents major new aircraft, such as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the P-8 Poseidon MPA, the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, the P-8 Poseidon MPA, and the X-47B UCAS. Finally, also it will document certain emerging technologies like the Rail Gun and Sea BAsed X-Band radar.
All of this together represents significant improvements in technology, handling, firepower, propulsion, maintenance, and operations over the older systems which they are replacing. This represents a huge investement by the american people, but it is well spent in ensuring the peace and maintaining the US Navy's traditional role as the protector of freedom of navigation and peace on the high seas. More classes will be added as they are developed.
Click on the link/image of each category to view high res pictures, specifications and the history of each. Click on the highlighted white background link to return to this index.
Jeff Head is a member of the US Naval Insitute who has many years experience in the power, defense, and computer industries. He currently works for the federal government helping maintain regional infrastructure. He is the author of a self-published military techno-thriller called, "Dragon's Fury," that projects a fictional third world war arising out of current events. Learn more about that series by clicking on the picture of the novel cover below:
DRAGON'S FURY-World War against America and the West
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