Why the U.S. Navy Wants a New Generation of Warships

September 25, 2018

The U.S. Navy needs a new warship to replace its aging force of cruisers, and it wants to start buying them in five years. Larger than a destroyer but smaller than a battleship, the ship will be stacked with sensors, weapons, and unmanned vehicles. The Navy believes the new ship--which will probably cost more than $2 billion each--is needed to retain the ability to protect America’s aircraft carriers and allies from attack.