If, so, it may be of interest that I’ve just completed a massive updating and overhaul of my weighty tome on the current issues and future prospects of the U.S. Navy, which provides a comprehensive overview of the various shipbuilding and weapons systems developments, as well as the challenges and threats faced by the Western fleet charged with maintaining freedom of navigation over the entirety of the world’s oceans.
If you’re into this stuff, it’s a pretty good read, even if I do say so myself, though beware: it’s more akin to a textbook than a blog post, and comprises 25,000 words (but a lot of pretty pictures too!). One of my many side-interests. Well, more of a passion, really. Accessible via the attached link, above!