US plans to counter China,with stealth armada.

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posted on Apr, 27 2014 @ 06:03 PM
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Don't know if you've seen this ATS, but I just read this article pretty interesting move. We shall see the results soon, ideas?
www.wired.com...
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posted on Apr, 27 2014 @ 06:08 PM
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a reply to: Acousticsasylum

Your link isn't working for me. It's a shame too because whatever this is it sounds interesting. :-)



posted on Apr, 27 2014 @ 06:11 PM
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a reply to: andr3w68

Fixed it? I hope.



posted on Apr, 27 2014 @ 06:19 PM
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And this isn't considered a hostile engagement? Hey you there China, you seem to be doing well, you might actually become a problem one day, here let me fix that for you.

Shrugs;



posted on Apr, 27 2014 @ 06:55 PM
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originally posted by: MessageforAll
And this isn't considered a hostile engagement? Hey you there China, you seem to be doing well, you might actually become a problem one day, here let me fix that for you.

Shrugs;


A hostile engagement?

Not sure it's an engagement, deployment maybe but not hostile either

It serves as a deterant or a show of force if you will to Chines aggression and tensions In The region with its neighbours Japan, Taiwan, phillipines, Etc etc

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posted on Apr, 27 2014 @ 06:58 PM
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Why? What's the point? We have over three-thousand more aircraft than they do... ....................the world is run by idiots, people.
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posted on Apr, 27 2014 @ 07:08 PM
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originally posted by: Davian
Why? What's the point? We have over three-thousand more aircraft than they do... ....................the world is run by idiots, people.



The Chinese and Americans have joint training exercises.

news.xinhuanet.com...



posted on Apr, 27 2014 @ 07:22 PM
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a reply to: Acousticsasylum

I've been thinking (OUCH! My head hurts,
) But it seems to me that the smaller amphib ships equipped with F-35's would be cheaper to operate than Super Carriers, and cheaper to produce as well. Hell, even cruisers could operate a few each. Smaller, faster and more nimble.



posted on Apr, 27 2014 @ 07:31 PM
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a reply to: TDawgRex

The largest a cruiser could operate is a pair of helicopters. The smaller carriers, like the America, can carry 20 F-35s, as opposed to a full deck carrier. That is a pretty small strike package, considering you have to have escorts, as well as strike aircraft. You'd need at last two smaller carriers for every one full deck carrier to get near the same strike package size.



posted on Apr, 27 2014 @ 08:18 PM
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originally posted by: Davian
Why? What's the point? We have over three-thousand more aircraft than they do... ....................the world is run by idiots, people.


I think the whole point is to reassure friends in the region with disputes with china and North Korea, not so much make war threats with China



posted on Apr, 27 2014 @ 08:22 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: TDawgRex

The largest a cruiser could operate is a pair of helicopters. The smaller carriers, like the America, can carry 20 F-35s, as opposed to a full deck carrier. That is a pretty small strike package, considering you have to have escorts, as well as strike aircraft. You'd need at last two smaller carriers for every one full deck carrier to get near the same strike package size.


Doesn't the US have 11 or so 40,000 ton WASP class amphibious assault ships?

Those could easy convert into carriers for the F-35



posted on Apr, 27 2014 @ 08:26 PM
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Are we talking about an MIC that can't even build an LCS that is capable of accepting the required mission packages never mind a blue water navy. Those new carriers are going to be the equivalent of the AF's f35 fiasco never mind a socalled "stealth fleet".

Thank god for boomers and apparently even they are obsolete as far as stealth goes.



posted on Apr, 27 2014 @ 08:27 PM
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a reply to: TritonTaranis

They already are going to carry them. But they also carry an MEU, which means helicopters and V-22s to transport and resupply them. They'd have to get rid of the MEU and their birds to carry a full load of F-35s. Otherwise their limit is between 6 and 8, or so.



posted on Apr, 27 2014 @ 08:29 PM
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a reply to: Kukri

The boomers are far from obsolete as far as stealth. But they're starting the new replacement program for them that will incorporate technology from the Virginia class.



posted on Apr, 27 2014 @ 09:24 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Kukri

The boomers are far from obsolete as far as stealth. But they're starting the new replacement program for them that will incorporate technology from the Virginia class.


The Virginias are amazing boats! I just hope they don't screw up on the new boomers and try to make them something they shouldn't be aka hunter\killer\ boomer\deep recovery\whatever! Seems everytime they come up with a good design they have to bells and whistles the hell out of it.

Single purpose with commonality is what works. Always has, always will! JM2C.



posted on Apr, 27 2014 @ 09:29 PM
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They're still in the very very early design stages, like just getting funding for early sketches type thing. The word is that it's going to be Ohio II, a straight missile boat.



posted on Apr, 27 2014 @ 09:47 PM
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a reply to: Acousticsasylum
The link is 2 years old.

The point that is missed is it's the military's job to provide packages/options, "in case of" scenarios. Considering the already mentioned turf fights with it's neighboring nations and occasional war rhetoric directed at the U.S., the U.S. military would be remiss in not having packages ready to deploy, if necessary.



posted on Apr, 27 2014 @ 09:51 PM
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originally posted by: TritonTaranis

originally posted by: Davian
Why? What's the point? We have over three-thousand more aircraft than they do... ....................the world is run by idiots, people.


I think the whole point is to reassure friends in the region with disputes with china and North Korea, not so much make war threats with China



originally posted by: musicismagic

originally posted by: Davian
Why? What's the point? We have over three-thousand more aircraft than they do... ....................the world is run by idiots, people.



The Chinese and Americans have joint training exercises.

news.xinhuanet.com...


You were saying?

The whole discussion is quite pointless anywho, since...


originally posted by: nwtrucker
a reply to: Acousticsasylum
The link is 2 years old.

The point that is missed is it's the military's job to provide packages/options, "in case of" scenarios. Considering the already mentioned turf fights with it's neighboring nations and occasional war rhetoric directed at the U.S., the U.S. military would be remiss in not having packages ready to deploy, if necessary.



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posted on Apr, 28 2014 @ 12:32 PM
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Just throwing it out there. As an aircraft carrier, so far the ford is turning out to be a beast in terms of capability. I'm actually very excited to finally see it out and working.



posted on Apr, 28 2014 @ 12:37 PM
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I've heard it's being a beast too, getting kinks worked out. Which given all the new tech on it isn't surprising.





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