‘The Navy of the Future’ — The Navy’s newest vessels are in service
A fleet of new Navy ships that will serve the United States in the 2030s will have a new look, but a major change in the way they operate will also occur, according to a report.
The New York Times says the USS John S. McCain is set to replace the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in service.
The report says the new ships will feature new propulsion, sensors and electronics, but they will be able to operate independently from each other.
A spokesman for the Navy told the Times that the new aircraft carrier would have two diesel-electric engines, one of which would be used for launching torpedoes.
The USS John F. Kennedy will replace the USNS Comfort, which is currently in service with the Philippine Navy.
The Navy says the changes will help reduce the Navy’s reliance on Russia and China.