Future of U.S. Navy Fleet

Undersecretary Robert Work spoke about the future of the U.S. Navy’s surface combat fleet. He focused on budgetary constraints and proposals to… read more

Undersecretary Robert Work spoke about the future of the U.S. Navy’s surface combat fleet. He focused on budgetary constraints and proposals to reduce the size of the surface combat fleet. One proposal under consideration would reduce the surface fleet by one aircraft carrier, six frigates, and four cruisers. He also talked about development of a littoral combat ship (LCS).

LCS designs are slightly smaller than the US Navy’s guided missile frigates, and have been likened to corvettes of other navies. The ships have the capabilities of a small assault transport with a flight deck and hangar large enough to base two helicopters, the capability to recover and launch small boats from a stern ramp, and enough cargo volume and payload to deliver a small assault force to a port facility. close

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Future of U.S. Navy Fleet

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Program ID:
306146-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 21, 2012 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
May 26, 2012 | 6:23am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • May 21, 2012 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • May 21, 2012 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 21, 2012 | 5:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 21, 2012 | 10:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 22, 2012 | 2:25am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 22, 2012 | 8:21am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 26, 2012 | 12:23am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 26, 2012 | 6:23am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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