How Naval Power Embraces New Technology

I have long been interested in Navies of the world.  Naval exploration has been practiced as long as civilization itself from the ancient Chinese to Roman seafarers and to very great bold seafarers like the Vikings.  The Vikings had unique skills and courage, navigating so far from their homelands to the Black Sea, the Mediterranean and North America.

Suffice to say that the Age of Sail and its attendant exploration was the most adventurous mode for hundreds of years.  Once again, the oceans will be dazzled by new and inventive warshps

Forty Warships changing our Future

In the article, we can see numerous ships with unique features – stealth, propulsion, design and more.  Since I am a fan of Tom Clancy novels, these designs inspire one’s creativity.

 

 

The USS Zumwalt is a force to be reckoned with and its intimidating appearance as a sword in the sea only serves to enhance that reputation. At a cost of $3.3 billion, the 600 foot destroyer houses up to 80 surface-to-surface missiles, 2 twin 155mm cannons, and 2 57mm Mk 110 guns to defend against any aerial attacks. Over 140 Navy personnel can occupy the ship, with additional room for the aerial combat team.

India Becoming a Greater Naval Power

India wants to be the master of the subcontinent.  This ambition is entirely possible given that India has the 5th largest navy in the world, a considerable technology community, has the lingua franca of English as a common language and

While not expected to be commissioned for another decade, this Indian aircraft carrier could be one of the country’s first nuclear-powered vessels of its kind. While not a supercarrier, it can hold almost 30 jets and an additional 10 helicopters.

The deck of this carrier will advance the Indian Navy’s capabilities through the introduction of a flat-top flight deck and a higher displacement in the water.