Skip to comments.US Beefing Sea And Land Forces To Counter Iran In Persian Gulf
Posted on 02/25/2012 5:12:49 AM PST by Strategy
The US has begun beefing up its sea- and land-based defences in the Persian Gulf to counter any attempt by Iran to close the Strait of Hormuz.
The American forces are also modifying weapons systems on warships so they could be used against Iranian fast-attack boats, as well as short-launched cruise missiles, the Wall Street Journal reported quoting US defence officials said.
The paper said Pentagon had notified Congress of plans to pre-position new mine-detection and clearing equipment and expand surveillance capabilities in and around the strait, through which 20 percent of world's oil supply passes.
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If they could get some helo carriers and some Army guys to fly Apaches off of them, they could make quick work of Iranian patrol boats long before they got close to a US Navy warship.
Don’t you think that the NAVY doesn’t already have those helicopters at the ready? Just because there not in view doesn’t mean they are not there. (take it from an old Navy guy).
I hate to be the one to mention this, but the horse is already out of the corral.
Once Mr achmadinnerjacket gets the operational nuke, I’m betting the straits will be off limits to a certain countries war ships, or else.
Wonder just how long Israel will wait, till she is forced to react?
Oh I certainly hope so. I just didn’t know if they were carrying the firepower of an AH-64. One of my friends has been flying them for many years. He definitely knows his stuff.
Some Warthogs would be ideal.
February 24, 2012, - 3:27 pm
OUTRAGE: Navy SEALs Movies Terrorist is . . . JEWISH (Tortures, Murders CIA Agents, Smuggles Jihadists into U.S.)
By Debbie Schlussel
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It must be getting close to an election for mac daddy, he wants people to believe that he give a sh*t about America and that he has a set of ba**s.
...modifying weapons systems on warships so they could be used against Iranian fast-attack boats, as well as short-launched cruise missiles... plans to pre-position new mine-detection and clearing equipment and expand surveillance capabilities...Thanks Strategy.
I wonder if this is going to be another Wag the Dog situation like Bubba had.
No need. The Marines flying their AH-1Zs and AV-8Bs embarked upon Makin Island with HMM-268, which is already in the Persian Gulf, won't have any trouble dispatching those Iranians for their rendezvous with muhammad.
I have always been a Cobra fan... wish they would update that one. Apaches look fierce loaded down though. I guess they all do with enough armament.
Unknown to most people the military has its hands tied by the current administration. There will be no attack on Iran and Israel will be told to negotiate or have their funding cut.
Qom - Uranium enrichment plant
IAEA says work started on Qom site earlier than Iran suggests In January 2012, Iran said it had begun uranium enrichment at the heavily fortified site of Fordo near the holy city of Qom.
It had revealed the existence of the facility, about 30km (20 miles) north of the city, in September 2009.
My buddy was a Cobra jockey before he became an expert in the Apache.
On February 5, 2012, President Obama invoked the NDAA, which authorizes the use of military force, and issues an executive order declaring the threat of Iran a National Emergency.
I’m sure all of his supporters will be yelling NO WAR FOR OIL!
They don't need air power for protection from small boats unless the number is very, very high.
It's kinda like Saturday morning target practice:)
And hopefully they don’t have to follow the rules used elsewhere to only fire if fired upon first. How long does one wait as they are speeding to you but not firing - with their intention of ramming you and setting off a kamikaze style bomb?
Hopefully warning shots at the range of 1000 yards and shoot to kill at 700 yards or whatever.
Time for Obama to throw another party, he just loves it when things arent going well for Post Capitalist America
I didn’t think the CIWS can angle downwards that much for surface targets. Either way, I’d sure hate to be on the receiving end of one of those (ouch).
To keep freight and commuting fuel from going up, our debt regime tries to bait a straw man and avoid its obligations to the defenses of its own country and those of its real allies. The real economy here...? Consumption down from around 20 million barrels per day to around 19 now, although the needed layoffs haven’t arrived for government teachers, regulators and other social-social robbers, yet. Have fun. Enjoy the slide.
Is there such a thing as helo carriers? That’s an amazing concept. Landings easier, less deck space required, more versatile than fast movers.
Amazing. Israel could make one of those. Since there’s no need for a runway and landing strip, it can be shorter and more maneuverable, use less material, require less power. If we don’t have them yet, we better get them yesterday. This can be used for invading Iran! You just made my week. Thanks.
That is a photo of an American LHA. Their purpose is to transport about 2000 Marines to a conflict. We've had amphibious assault platforms (helo carriers) for decades. My first ship back in 1976 was an LPH - the predecessor to the LHA.
Oops, that’s actually a LHD - newer than a LHA, but same mission.