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National Interest: the U.S. Navy is faced with challenges unprecedented since Soviet times
Material posted : Administrator Publication date: 11-07-2016

Such U.S. adversaries as Russia, China and Iran actively challenge the supremacy of America on the seas, writes the National Interest. According to the newspaper, U.S. naval forces after the collapse of the Soviet Navy have not had to face anything like this.

"Power-rivals" of the United States, such as Russia, China and Iran, increasingly challenge the supremacy of America on the seas, the military editor of the National Interest Dave Majumdar. As noted in the article, the US Navy will not face such since the collapse of the powerful naval fleet of the USSR in 1991.
"Their operational approach – approach Russia, China and certainly Iran is to deprive us of the dominance on the seas, "–said recently the force commander of the US Navy Admiral Philip Davidson.
The U.S. Navy is currently faced with risks in areas such as electronic warfare, ASW, guidance on over-the-horizon target and strike at it.
"We need to bring these skills to the fleet", – leads edition of the words of Davidson.
However, as noted in the article, despite the fact that the U.S. Navy needs to recover his capacity to wage war at sea, the Navy still has a number of systemic advantages over rivals.
The main advantage, according to the newspaper, is the naval integrated fire control system (Naval Integrated Fire Control), which allows ships, planes and other "assets" of the U.S. Navy to exchange information and data targeting to act as a single unit. In addition, this system allows naval forces "to distribute firepower among a much larger number of platforms, "reads the article.
Another major advantage of America is the dominance of the United States Navy under water. Although shock underwater Navy "desperately short of boats, "but of the submarine of the Virginia class and Seawolf are the most advanced in the world. In this edition of the National Interest notes that the Russian submarine is not particularly inferior to American, but in terms of quantity of submarines from Moscow, still less. Moreover, the U.S. Navy is "a variety of detection systems and a lot of data processing capabilitiesto maintain high alert, the article said.
Another feature of the American naval forces is their inherent modularity. As says the publication, the Navy may combine their forces in accordance with the requirements of a specific task.
As noted at the end of the National Interest, U.S. naval forces although it is required to work on the restoration of the superior skill of warfare, but the fundamental strength of the US is still preserved.

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