Due to technological advancements & the arrival of UAVs, many believe aircraft carriers are becoming obsolete. But the truth is aircraft carriers are here to stay.
Here are 10 reasons why!
Aircraft carriers provide a navy with the ability to carry out offensive operations on a massive scale, such as
bombing raids, from the sea.
Aircraft carriers provide a navy with the ability to defend against air threats, such as
hostile aircraft or missiles
, before they can reach their intended target.
Aircraft carriers allow a country to project military power across vast distances, giving them a
strategic advantage over their enemies.
Aircraft carriers provide a major advantage in terms of air support. They can easily launch & recover aircraft at sea, allowing them to
provide air support anywhere in the world.
Aircraft carriers can
carry various types of aircraft
, allowing them to carry out a wide range of missions anywhere in the world.
Maritime Trafficking Interdiction
Aircraft carriers are also used to prevent maritime trafficking. They can
detect & intercept ships carrying illegal goods or weapons.
They can deploy reconnaissance aircraft to
gather information on enemy forces
& can be used to provide electronic surveillance.
Nearly Impossible To Sink
Due to their vast size, the U.S. carriers have numerous water-tight compartments, & additional armoring. So
even if a weapon hits a carrier, the damage will be limited.
The latest Gerald-class & the older Nimitz-class carriers have virtually
unlimited range due to the nuclear-powered propulsion.
Aircraft carriers can also be used for humanitarian aid operations. They can
deliver aid quickly to disaster-stricken areas and provide air support to aid workers.
Aircraft carriers are a
powerful symbol of national strength.
From their ability to provide air support to their role in humanitarian aid,
aircraft carriers are truly indispensable
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