Aircraft Carriers III

asif iqbal

Brigadier
Yes, but considering that that carrier should make a port visit in Croatian port of Split, and they cancelled that in a last moment, then maybe it's really sent to Gulf ASAP?
Two USN carriers were performing dual operations in Mediterranean last week

John C Stennis is now in the Atlantic while Abraham Lincoln is on it’s way to Persian gulf

I don’t think this is news as it was always due to sail to Persian gulf it left Norfolk at start of April for deployment

Add to that normally it’s the Pentagon that announces the carrier deployment this time they wanted the White House to announce it

So my conclusion is this is not a out of the ordinary deployment but rather a redeployment rescheduled by a few days using that as a pretext to announce it’s going for Iran at a time when intelligence agency’s claim they think Iran could be planning something and this is to deter them

Right place right time kind of thing
 

Jura

General
inside
Marines experiment with ‘mini-carriers’ for their stealthy fighters
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"The 13th MEU experimented with the F-35B as both a deck-launched interceptor and in anti-air and anti-surface roles."

I'm wondering what those F-35Bs used in "anti-surface role"
 

bd popeye

The Last Jedi
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I'm wondering what those F-35Bs used in "anti-surface role"
Perhaps GBU (Guided Bomb Unit)-12 Paveway;

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A Marine with the F-35B Lightning II detachment of Medium Marine Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced) helps load an inert Guided Bomb Unit-12 Paveway onto an F-35B fighter atop the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), Philippine Sea, Jan. 26, 2019. Naval aviators with the detachment fly the F-35B, which can carry an array of weapons, including guided bombs and missiles – the multirole fighter is the Marine Corps’ newest, most advanced attack jet and is purpose-built for Navy-Marine Corps amphibious operations. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU partnering with the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premier crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle P. Bunyi/ Released)
 

Jura

General
May 1, 2019
Today at 6:13 PM
while
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The Defense Secretary was given last-minute a heads-up about the White House's demand to keep the USS Harry S. Truman afloat, and the Navy scrambled Wednesday morning to change its message to Congress.
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for me, one of the most interesting moments of six years of watching the USN has just occurred:
"In his original written remarks — struck at the last minute — Richardson was to say the Navy is “making tough calls about the capabilities we need to tackle future challenges,” and the decision to cancel the Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) of the ship would help fund a slew of other modernization programs."
and now
Navy, Pentagon Looking Across Services’ Budgets for Truman Refueling Funding
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follow the link if interested, I don't repost the text as over the years I've seen here NO interest in what's the most important which is MONEY
 

Brumby

Major
huh?

Also the JDAM..very "cheap" and accurate.
Block F is basically limited to JDAM for ground attack. The envelope will open up with Block 4 brining with it NSM and Storm Breaker although that would be sometime in 2022 for the latter. Weapons integration with the JSF is rather painfully slow in my view. Faster weapon integration is also one of the reason not to adopt the F-35s as a substitute for the replacement of the aging F-15Cs.
 

Jura

General
Yesterday at 6:17 AM
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Carrier And Bombers Ordered To Middle East Without Any Details On Supposed Iranian Threat
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The announcement came from National Security Advisor John Bolton in an official statement that lacked any specifics on what caused prompted it.
now the Lincoln Carrier Strike Group inside
What The Hell Is Going On With The U.S. And The Supposed New Threat Posed By Iran?
Pompeo bolted to Iraq today as rumors swirled about Iranian missile movements, but two days into this saga we have more questions than answers.
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bd popeye

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 3, 2019) Sailors fight a simulated fire during a general quarters drill aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). IKE is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting carrier qualifications while in the basic phase of the Optimized Fleet Response Plan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Sawyer Haskins/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 4, 2019) Aviation Boatswain Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Sean Sullivan, from Los Angeles, carries a cross-deck pendant on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kaleb Sarten/Released)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 5, 2019) Seaman Gaileann Leatham, from St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, mans starboard watch aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Dartez Williams)

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ARABIAN GULF (May 3, 2019) Sailors walk the flight deck looking for foreign object debris prior to flight operations aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is the flagship for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Nicholas R. Boris/Released)

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 30, 2019) An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Pukin' Dogs" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 performs an arrested landing on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Abraham Lincoln is deployed as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) in support of maritime security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th, U.S. 6th and U.S. 7th Fleet areas of operation.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Garrett LaBarge/Released)
 
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