An Approach to Fleet Architectures
CNA Corporation Alexandria United States
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This paper responds to Art Cebrowskis request for my views for a response to theCongressional tasking on fleet architectures for the U.S. Navy. This responseattempts to put the evolution of hulls1 into the transformation context. Hulls do notconstitute the entire system that is the U.S. Navy fleet architectures go far beyondhulls, especially in their war-fighting systems. But at its heart the Navy floats onwater. Otherwise, it would not be a navy, but something else, like an air force or aspace force. Those hulls do carry fighting capabilities wherever the nation would likethem to go, or include auxiliary hulls that support the hulls with fighting capabilities.