In the Gato class, the U.S. Navy had found a fully capable boat with the characteristics necessary to fight a war in the Pacific. In the wake of the Pearl Harbor attack, it was obvious that the only way to halt the rapid expansion of Japanese conquests would be with an unconventional strategy, and to their credit, Admirals King and Nimitz came up with exactly the right approach. They devised a dual strategy — containment around the edges and strikes deep into the heart of the Japanese Empire. The resources available were a small and terribly vulnerable force of aircraft carriers and three-dozen fleet submarines plus the nine old V-boats and a few more obsolescent S-class boats.
The corvette project 11541 Korsar patrol ship is designed to search for, to track and to engage surface, underwater and air targets, as well as to perform escort and patrol tasks. The corvette can carry out a wide class of missions, operating autonomously and within a tactical task force in sea and oceanic areas.
The contract for the purchase of a universal helicopter carrier Mistral-class for the Russian Navy will be signed before the end of the year, RIA Novosti reports, citing the statement of the head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation Nikolai Makarov. Makarov also added, that the Russian authorities continue to prepare an international tender for the construction and purchase of the newest helicopter carriers for the Russian Navy.