Dan Katz

Dan Katz
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U.S. Navy Officials Tout Antisubmarine Warfare Investments, Capability 

 

While overall Pentagon antisubmarine warfare (ASW) funding appears to be dropping this coming fiscal year, U.S. Navy officials say they are developing the right programs and tactics for successful ASW missions.

U.S. Defense Department Anti-Submarine Warfare Spending 

 

 

U.S. Defense Department Anti-Submarine Warfare Spending ($ in thousands)

 

 

FY12 - Request

FY13 - Enacted

FY14 - Enacted

FY15 - Request

Japanese Naval Aviation Advances

Slowly, steadily Japan is building its naval aviation strength, and with it a latent capacity for local power projection. A third helicopter carrier, launched in August, is due for commissioning in 2015, while a sister ship is planned and probably under construction. In December, Japan decided to take the first steps toward increasing its amphibious capability, which will likely produce at least two ships larger than the current three, with full-length flight decks.

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