Pentagon chief Leon Panetta (Leon Panetta) said that the U.S. and Britain are working together on an aircraft carrier in the framework of cooperation on aircraft carrier (Aircraft Carrier Cooperation), reports Defense News December 19, 2013.
Through this partnership, the U.S. Navy to help their employees create English next generation of aircraft carriers.
The development team is also considering methods of how to make available more compatible carriers.
«Over this model of cooperation we are willing to work in the future» — said L. Panetta during a briefing January 19, 2013, which took place after a meeting with Defence Minister Philip Hammond England (Philip Hammond).
Relevance of such cooperation is clearer on this point than it has ever been, L. Panetta said, referring to the defense cuts in both countries.
The latest generation of aircraft carrier project has just celebrated the first anniversary of the development, and this ship will make English and South American navies «closer to each other than ever before,» said L. Panetta.
Hopefully England Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier
British company BAE Systems, engaged in the construction of new 2-class aircraft carriers Queen Elizabeth, was given the task of the government of England to see the different configuration options applets. On this, as reported with reference to the publication Defense News MediaGet.Ru, said the president of BAE Systems Ian King (Ian King).
Among the options — the refusal of building a second aircraft carrier (Prince of Wales) and the complete closure of applets. Prerequisite revision project is severe shortage of funds the defense budget. Earlier, the Ministry of money England Defense Ministry announced that in the coming four years, the defense budget will be reduced by 10-20%.
With all of this will be part of the military programs or revised, or closed. England yearly military budget is about 35 billion f. with Art., not including the cost of maintaining troops in Afghanistan. Under a contract with the British War Department, BAE Systems must build two aircraft carriers with a displacement of 65 thousand tons to 5.2 billion f. Art. (7.9 billion dollars).
According to the schedule Queen Elizabeth to be delivered in 2016, and the Prince of Wales — in 2018. BAE Systems has already ordered from their own companies supplying various equipment and materials 1250000000 f. Art.
Promising South American carriers will be equipped with the F-35 fighter Lightning II. Given the purchase of aircraft programm to build aircraft carriers could cost Britain 25 billion f. Art.
Ministry of Defense of the United States began to study several abilities of mandatory reductions in military spending, reports citing Aviation Week «Military Review.»
Among the options being considered: construction delay or reduction order previously adopted in the design and construction of promising class aircraft carriers «Gerald Ford.»
Hopefully U.S. aircraft carrier class «Gerald Ford.»
If we consider the issue of aircraft carriers, the Pentagon is planning two versions of the situation: first — essentially move previously adopted terms of adopting new class aircraft carriers «Gerald Ford»; Second — to abandon construction of the 1st of this ship, as well as reduce the total number of available U.S. Navy aircraft carriers.
At the current time, in accordance with the current development plan for the U.S. Navy’s next 30 years, the number of aircraft carriers in service to the country in 2040 should be 11 pcs., And after of 2040 — reduced to 10.
Now the U.S. Defense Department will initiate consultations and negotiations with the Joint Committee of Heads of Staff and Navy command. At the end of 2010 in the U.S. was launched large-scale campaign to reduce costs as municipal and defense budgets.
For example, the administration of U.S. President issued instructions to the Ministry of Defence to reduce the current military spending, at least, 100 billion dollars in the coming 5 years.
With all of this came into effect a plan of U.S. President Barack Obama, which provides for reduction of military spending by $ 400 billion dollars over the next 12 years.