verkhoturye51 wrote:it's silly to compare a small missile ship to a supercarrier
It's silly to commission a ship only to stick to a schedule, even if it's not ready. Zumwalt suffered two engine breakdowns after commissioning. LCS suffered engine breakdown one month after commissioning and mission modules aren't working properly.
Why have Russians taken a lot of time to commission Ivan Gren or Gorshkov?
Russians don't care how late they commission a ship and how big is their navy. It's better to be realistic, rather then idolise planned commission deadlines and 355-ship navy, even if it means keeping old non-modernised Ticonderogas and Arleigh Burkes "in service", even if not operational, so public doesn't get angry and you don't lose the elections.
Russians navy is trended upward since 2000, while US is only dreaming about keeping status quo - world domination. But the world is changing. And it's time to start changing the strategy towards multipolarity, because in the world where combined Russian and Chinese navies are stronger than the US navy and Iran has huge fleet of submarines, the defensive powers are simply to strong to stick to offensive 11-CVN dream of world domination.
Yeah and since then there haven't really been engine problems the issues have been fixed, but hey the russians are immune to those right?. Or is that the logic here something happened, the problem was fixed but hey still use that has an excuse and you guys wonder half the time's things aren't taken seriously.
Yeah the LCS are junk you won't see me deny that.
there is many reasons why they took so long, but honestly, I do not want to drum that beat up again.
You mean the reserve fleet? those aren't considered active.