Harris: Navy likely doesn't need light carriers, but will study concept

By Aidan Quigley / March 31, 2021 at 3:19 PM
The Navy will soon be studying whether light aircraft carriers have a place in the fleet's future, but Rear Adm. Gregory Harris, the director of air warfare, said he does not believe the service will pursue the platform. Harris, speaking at a Navy League breakfast Tuesday, said the Navy will be conducting an analysis of alternatives for a light carrier concept in the coming years. "It will be good for us to do that, but I'm confident over the long...

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