Powered by MOMENTUM MEDIA

Website Notifications

Get notifications in real-time for staying up to date with content that matters to you.

Photo essay: America's floating cities of the Pacific

Click to launch gallery

12

Photos

Scroll to read and see more

Across all the world’s navies, there are currently 47 commissioned aircraft carriers in service. The US has 20 of those, with half either based or active in the Pacific Ocean.

Across all the world’s navies, there are currently 47 commissioned aircraft carriers in service. The US has 20 of those, with half either based or active in the Pacific Ocean.

For many around the world, the sight of a supercarrier is a potent symbol of American power, presence and prestige, and the US is keen to flex its capabilities, especially in the Pacific, with rising tensions with China becoming a focal point with the US military.

Today, strategic sea-lines-of-communication support over 90 per cent of global trade, a result of the cost effective and reliable nature of sea transport. Indo-Pacific Asia is at the epicentre of the global maritime trade, with about US$5 trillion worth of trade flowing through the South China Sea (SCS) and the strategic waterways and choke points of south-east Asia annually.

Scroll through the pictures above to see the carriers and LHDs that the US has based, or active, in the Pacific.

Photo essay: America's floating cities of the Pacific
US-Navy-Carriers.jpg
lawyersweekly logo

 

more from defence connect

Jan 25 2021
Defence to invest $1bn in new long-range missile capability
Royal Australian Navy vessels are set to be fitted with new advanced anti-ship missiles as part of a...
Jan 25 2021
Bipartisan advisory council needed to combat CCP’s ‘grey zone’ war
An empowered national advisory council representing both sides of the political aisle would help str...
Jan 25 2021
Defence scraps Phoenix International’s sub contract
The contract to deliver a submarine rescue system for the Navy’s Collins and Attack Class submarin...
FROM THE WEB
Recommended by Spike Native Network