OPVs are going to escort carriers?No, no, you don't understand, the aircraft carrier's primary role is providing short-range missile defence for its consorts.
That's why we need to fit lots of missiles, instead of carrying aircraft, so our aircraft carrier can be more effective by not wasting its time carrying and operating aircraft...
I do remember a thread in which someone advocated the carriers carrying less aircraft and more missiles, not unlike the Russian one. Some fool on the PPRuNe Future Carrier thread suggested carrying anti ship missiles.
Anyway, are there any plans to fit Phalanx to OPVs?