That's why Chinese navy uses J-15 on carriers. It is basically air superiority fighter on carrier. Formidable.The key to any naval success is air defense. That is why so many European navies rely heavily on air defense and multipurpose destroyers and frigates. This is why I argue heavily on a navy's half fleet being submarines to be protected by the water. However, with ASW, those subs are aided in protection by proximity to surface fleets, so again things come down to air defense. Ballistic and other hypersonic weapons are the game changers, which is why to save your fleet you need ABM and other advanced ADS to defend your fleet.