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Iranian navy plane flies near USS Eisenhower in Gulf of Oman

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posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 04:57 PM
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This is an unarmed Fokker F27.....



Not quite ready to take on the USS Eisenhower. You can keep the F-22's on ice for a bit longer.




posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 04:58 PM
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Originally posted by DarkspARCS
I'm sure this bad boy would turn those flying boats into gum drops....



True however.

That system is indiscriminate I believe. If I'm not mistaken once that's switched on ANYTHING airborne is toast. Friend or foe alike.



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 05:00 PM
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[edit on 28-4-2010 by Silverado292]



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 05:01 PM
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Originally posted by xmaddness
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Well when I say that it could take Eisenhower out, I simply mean it could take its flight deck out of commission for a short time. By no means do I mean take it out as in sink it.

It just seems to me that a plane like this could easily conceal something more sinister, which could be enough to give Iran a small window of opportunity if something were to happen to Eisenhower.


The Phalanx CIWS would've kicked in and shot it down before hitting the flight deck, it was designed to shoot down anti ship missles but is also effective vs. aircraft in close proximity and is equipped on all the big US Navy ships. Iran would get overrun faster than what we did with Iraq if they sparked a war.

Wikipedia: Phalanx CIWS



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 05:01 PM
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This isn't anything new, I remember when I was stationed on the ex USS Kitty Hawk they would do close approaches all the time in their P-3's. They would never fly directly over the ship but they would fly past the stern roll it over on the right wing and basically cut close around the ship, close enough you could see the crew in bright orange flight suits.

If they aren't buzzing around the ships you can look eye to eye with the crews of the gunboats.



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 05:02 PM
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Have you thought that maybe shooting any aircraft out of the sky is an act of war, and from memory the US and Iran arn't at war.

As long as they are not in direct violation of any law, the Iranians have as much right to be in the area as the US if not more.



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 05:04 PM
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I find this odd.

Everyone keeps saying Iran is not a threat, but why the hell would they send an aircraft within 1000yards of a US Carrier??

Looks to me like Iran is begging for a war.

Sigh...



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 05:04 PM
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Originally posted by SLAYER69

Originally posted by DarkspARCS
I'm sure this bad boy would turn those flying boats into gum drops....



True however.

That system is indiscriminate I believe. If I'm not mistaken once that's switched on ANYTHING airborne is toast. Friend or foe alike.



If the operator doesn't reign the system in it will engage the debris then after the debris are gone it will try to down it's outgoing rounds, it's an evil system



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 05:06 PM
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Pretty impressive, but how effective would these systems be against multiple targets in a very short frame of time- it does look like it can get extremely hot after an average burst and would need to cool down before it could be fired again to avoid severe damage, or this thing is like an drum-fed AK-47 that can fire bullets even if it's on fire? Not a question, but something I'm wondering about.



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 05:07 PM
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I'm pretty sure with regards to Iran, President Kowtow I mean Obama have set the ROE. The navy will probably not take any provocative action until it's most likely too late.


[edit on 28-4-2010 by SLAYER69]



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 05:08 PM
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Originally posted by star in a jar
reply to post by DarkspARCS
Pretty impressive, but how effective would these systems be against multiple targets in a very short frame of time- it does look like it can get extremely hot after an average burst and would need to cool down before it could be fired again to avoid severe damage, or this thing is like an drum-fed AK-47 that can fire bullets even if it's on fire? Not a question, but something I'm wondering about.




The rotating barrels keep it cool enough for long duration firings, it's made to empty it's entire ammunition supply in one firing if need be.



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 05:09 PM
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There are more than one on many Ships. Very effective.

A little too effective IMO.



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 05:12 PM
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Actually we may already be considered "at war" with Iran.

Have a listen to Ron Paul as he explains it very well IMO.



[edit on 28-4-2010 by xmaddness]



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 05:12 PM
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Gathering intel. and counting heads or looking for some one to throw the first punch and get the ball rolling.

Or maybe just an idiot of a pilot



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 05:14 PM
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This kind of backs up my unsubstantiated conspiracy theory that Iran is controlled by TPTB.

I think that TPTB want another war really bad.

And I think that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad works for TPTB.

This way they control both sides.

And will be able to make Iran start the war by attacking the US or Israel or something.

That way the Military Industrial Complex will not get in any trouble (politically) for obliterating their nation. Since they are going to set it up so Iran fires the first shots.

This is just my unsubstantiated conspiracy theory though. Thought you guys would like to hear that



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 05:15 PM
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i think we'll see a few more of these storys in the upcomming weeks and months. after all you cant have a war without making the public think iran are a threat to them. so first you constantly make iran the villan in the media. then you add a false flag just to beef it up a bit, get the avarage joe waving his flag. then the final act, a bit like a play really imagine "IRAN brought to you by the same producers of such classics as 9/11 and the war on drugs NOW IN HD"



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 05:17 PM
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Originally posted by xmaddness
reply to post by munkey66
 


Actually we may already be considered "at war" with Iran.


There is a huge difference between Invisible Wars and Overt Wars.

In Invisible wars most people can't tell a war is even going on.

In Overt wars cities get bombed outright.

BIG difference!



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 05:19 PM
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Originally posted by danielhanson420
after all you cant have a war without making the public think iran are a threat to them.


Looks like Iran is doing that just fine on their own without the MSM's help!

That is why I think Iran is controlled by TPTB for the purpose of instigating a war and giving the Military Industrial Complex a reason to keep the profits flowing.

By controlling Iran they can instigate the war. Kind of like what is actually happening!



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 05:31 PM
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: From CINPAC to Capt., U.S.S. Eisenhower
RE: Adjustment to SOP of Naval Combat Operations ROE
Under signed executive order, you are allowed only to return fire after having been fired on first... at least three times; by missiles; then, and only then, may you radio COM for instructions; per exectutive order, they may ask you to see how much of the ship is on fire - if it is no more than 10% you will have to call back later; if it exceeds 20%, or if your hangar deck is toast you may be given permission to radio the offending party and ask what their intentions are



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 05:32 PM
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I thought you may like this pic.

It's the MO.

I can spot three of her Phalanx CIWS. I hope her retirement stays peaceful.





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