posted on Apr, 8 2011 @ 12:04 AM
Originally posted by centurion1211
Yeah, well so far everyone has ignored this key paragraph from the article:
Carrier operations are not something that’s easy to do, it’s going to take a very long time for the Chinese to be able to work through the
various technicalities of this. It’s also not something they’re going to be able to learn from other people. The Russians haven’t done
carrier operations a very long time and United States is certainly not going to be training them...
Yeah, probably because it has BS information.
Admiral Kuznetsov (looks pretty damn operational to me)
Oh, and it's also loaded with Su-33s- considering their highest navalized competition is probably the F-18E/F, I would say that the Su-33 is probably
the top navalized fighter out there.
Russia is also planning to build up to three new carriers over the next two decades. They are planned to be loaded with MiG-29Ks, Su-33s, and T-50s
Why doesn't Russia operate a bunch of carrier fleets right now? Because for one, it's really expensive. Secondly, they aren't out to push dominance
over the globe. And third, because they would rather develop advanced anti-carrier missiles which would balance out the combat theater much more
effectively than with CBG vs CBG warfare.
Remember, the entire point of a CBG is combat projection. You build a carrier because you intend to use it to deploy aircraft anywhere you want. US
operates many CBGs because they want to fight the world; Russia has a CBG because it has a huge border on the sea (hence "Northern Fleet"); China
wants a carrier so it can expand.
You didn't? Well, you know now.
RGM/UGM-109B Tomahawk Anti Ship Missile (TASM) - radar guided anti-shipping variant
They aren't often used as ASM's because they are overkill for frigates and destroyers. Against capitol ships.... that might be a different story.
Maybe I should've specified anti-carrier missile
But it appears that you are right about an anti-ship Tomahawk variant.
edit on 8-4-2011 by Dimitri Dzengalshlevi because: (no reason