Monday, January 9 2017 20:03 EET
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Trump vowed to build up the biggest US navy fleet to neutralize threats from Russia and China
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Military offer, inter alia, to acquire another aircraft carrier.

US President-elect Donald Trump vowed to build up the navy fleet to prevent new threats from Russia and China. This was written by the Associated press, reports 112 TV channel.

The Navy estimated that it is needed to increase the number of ships up to 355, which is more than the number called by Trump during the election campaign.

Military offer, among other things, to acquire another aircraft carrier, 16 large surface ships and submarines and 18 nuclear-powered attack submarines.

As the agency writes, shipbuilders are interested in such an idea, but it is not clear where funding will come from. Naval analyst at the US Congressional Research Service suggests that Navy need an additional $ 5 billion to $ 5.5 billion to the existing annual budget for this purpose.

The U.S. Navy is the largest, most capable navy in the world, with the highest combined battle fleet tonnage. The U.S. Navy has the world's largest aircraft carrier fleet, with ten in service, two in the reserve fleet, and three new carriers under construction. The service has 323,792 personnel on active duty and 108,515 in the Navy Reserve. It has 274 deployable combat vessels and more than 3,700 aircraft in active service as of October 2016.

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