USN will be required to disable and mothball four nuclear aircraft carrier if the South American legislators and whitewashed house does not reach a compromise with regard to the upcoming budget sequester March 1, according to a report submitted to the U.S. Congress.
Navy Command of the country shows that have «with different time intervals incapacitate» aircraft carrier «John Stennis», «Eisenhower», «Ronald Reagan» and «Roosevelt», reports the radio «Voice of Russia» with reference to «Interfax».
Earlier, the U.S. Navy has said that due to the potential defense budget cuts decided not to send a carrier battle group led by the nuclear aircraft carrier «Harry Truman» in the Persian Gulf region, cancel the restart of fuel and a full repair on the aircraft carrier «Abraham Lincoln», also defer repairs on the aircraft carrier «Roosevelt.»
At the current time in the battle of the U.S. Navy are 10 nuclear aircraft carriers. In the case of the decommissioning of four of their naval forces will be able to have only six aircraft carrier strike groups. With all this on combat duty in the Middle East and Far immediately able to be less than 2-carriers.
Others who will replace them at this time would have to pass maintenance and small repairs on the bases, and the crews — to rest and undergo training. So Makar, the U.S. Navy will not be able, if necessary, to concentrate in hot spots a huge amount of carrier-based aircraft for the application of massive air strikes.
For the conservation of 4 carriers also follow incapacitate 4 air wings deck aircraft. In addition, the campaign has already canceled far amphibious landing group of 3 huge amphibious ships, led by aircraft carrier amphibious assault ship «Bataan.»
Automatic sequestration budget — a decrease of 1.2 trillion dollars, equally distributed between the military and civilian spheres — will begin in the United States since the beginning of March 2013 when the U.S. administration and Congress have not agreed on how to reduce the budget deficit.
As reported by the newspaper Gaze earlier Pentagon chief Leon Panetta said that the Pentagon has launched austerity measures aimed at mitigating the effects of large-scale reduction of cash budget of the Ministry of Defense.
These measures include, namely, the rejection of hiring civilian persons postdate some maintenance and other expenditure reductions.
According to the Minister of Defense, defense cuts would have «devastating» consequences for the state security.
Recall, a year earlier Panetta confirmed that the U.S. wants to reduce the size of the armed forces in 2017 to 100 thousand people, which will be produced under the latest defense strategy of the country.
Defense establishment in order to save and abandon a series of programs on the purchase and modernization of weapons and equipment. Also armed forces at an accelerated write-off of hold function aging or requiring costly repairs of military equipment.
According to the plans of the U.S. administration, the U.S. changes approach to the formation of the armed forces: the South American army must become more mobile and modern, but its strength will be reduced.