posted on Apr, 28 2012 @ 11:23 PM
Originally posted by lobotomizemecapin
reply to post by LifeInDeath
And how would you know this? Have you been to and had top secret clearance to inspect every nation on earth? Sounds like nationalized propaganda to
me? Reality is coming...
The naval capabilities of most nations in the world are more or less an open secret. Modern warships are big, REALLY big. Even the smaller warships
are objects you just can't miss with satellite surveillance. Subs are a way to be stealthy, sure, but even they need to go into dock and there's only
so much you can do to hide an attack submarine that's in port when it's longer than a football field.
If you want to see what the various navies have, there's a lot of sites online that can help you with this. As for the Iranian Navy, they've got less
than 20,000 personnel and a handful of ships, none of them terribly advanced and no main capital ships. The U.S. Navy has almost 325,000 personnel
and more than 280 ships, including 11 supercarriers (no other nation has even a single supercarrier, though the U.K. is building two) and 3,700
aircraft. Oh, and in most cases the U.S. ships are the most sophisticated in the world of their type.
The Soviet Union back 20+ years ago had an impressive navy, especially their submarine force, but Russia now spends far, far less on their navy than
the USSR used to and much of the old fleet has been mothballed and lies rusting or has been sold off. China is starting to 'make waves' with their
navy (sorry about the pun), but what they've got now is still not nearly as impressive as either the U.K.'s navy or the French Navy.
4/28/2012 by LifeInDeath because: (no reason given)