04 January 2018

Anti-Surface Warship Warfare Is A Job For Aircraft

It makes all of the sense in the world to see the primary military means of attacking enemy warships to be with missiles deployed from aircraft, such as the B-1 bomber, rather than with missiles dispatched from our own warships, as war planners have often assumed by default, because warships are slower, more vulnerable to attack, have more live at risk in the combat theater, and are less easily shifted from one theater of conflict to another.

A shift in how we plan to deal with enemy warships could radically shift the needs of the U.S. military for warships v. submarines v. long range bombers (manned or otherwise).

1 comment:

andrew said...

The P-8A patrol aircraft is also well suited for this task.