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U.S AIRCRAFT CARRIER BATTLE GROUP NEARS BLACK SEA

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    March 3, 2014 -- (TRN) -- In response to a Russian invasion, the United States has sent an aircraft carrier strike group toward the Black Sea to be able to respond to developments on the Crimean peninsula of Ukraine. The super-carrier USS George H.W. Bush plus seventeen other ships and three submarines passed through the Aegean sea this afternoon. The George H.W. Bush is carrying 90 aircraft including helicopters of various types, and several squadron's of F/A-18 Hornets, some of the most advanced combat aircraft in the world. The submarines each have twenty four missile silos, with each silo housing a missile armed with eight separate nuclear warheads which operate as MIRV's (Multiple Independent Re-Entry Vehicles) that can be independently targeted.

    The George H.W. Bush is the first and only aircraft carrier in the world that has successfully sea-launched and landed an unmanned X-47b Stealth Drone which can be used for long term surveillance or for offensive attacks.

    The number of ships accompanying the George H.W. Bush in this strike group is significant: 17 ships and 3 submarines.

    Aircraft carrier Strike Groups are assembled as-needed so there is no particular number of accompanying vessels. However, the graphic below gives readers a sense of the types of vessels that accompany a U.S. Carrier which is being sent into battle.

    The arrival of the USS George H.W. Bush increases the military might facing the Russians by an order of magnitude. This one strike group has more firepower than the entire Ukrainian air force and, in fact, more total fire power than all the countries bordering the Black Sea combined, with the exception of Russia itself.


    The carrier has not actually entered the Black Sea and may not be able to. The Montreux Convention Regarding Regime of the Straits forbids ships whose sole purpose is launching of aircraft, from passing into the Black Sea. Russia was able to bypass this restriction by pointing out that its aircraft carrier(s) performed operations other than launching aircraft. As a state bordering the Black Sea, Russia got away with this; the U.S. may not. Even though Turkey is a NATO ally, they retain absolute legal authority over the strait of Bosporus and it will be Turkey's call on whether or not to allow the ship into the Black Sea.


    Entry into that sea is NOT necessary for the George Bush to be 100% effective. All of the Ukraine and, of course, Crimea, is already well-within operational range of the aircraft on the George Bush if it simply remains in the Aegean as shown on the map below.

    U.S AIRCRAFT CARRIER BATTLE GROUP NEARS BLACK SEA
     
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    Interesting development
     
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    They are bluffing, what a mere supercarrier battlegroup can do to Russia?

    They needed like 6-8 supercarrier battlegroup to fight a country like Iraq.
     
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    lol :lol:

    This is a decription of a SSBN, which has no place even being in the Black Sea and is not even a member of any carrier battle group. Carrier is docked in Greece, it's not sailing in the Black Sea like the article would like us to believe.
     
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    lets not brag about nukes ......... i still want to marry and have kids
     
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    The report is true, the battlegroup of CVN-77 is now in the northern part of the Aegean Sea.

    However, it must be accompanied with the LA/Virginia class, not the Ohio class.

     
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    Report: Clashes reports between US Navy and Palestinian aircraft carrier at Black Sea.
     
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    Report just came in Russia test fired ICBM near Ukraine. This keeps getting better and better, popcorn time
     
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    I know the carrier is in the Aegean sea. i was just laughing at shoddy journalism, describing SSBN as carrier escort when their doctrine is exactly opposite, ie, going alone or at most with an escort of their own in the form of a SSN, trying at best to be unseen.

    And i think the article is sensationalist a bit. It implies that the carrier is almost leaving Aegean sea headed towards the Black Sea, while in reality, it was photographed in Piraeus, harbor suburb of Athens which lies at the mouth of the Aegean sea, which is a bay of sorts.
     
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    Against Russia sending CBG to threat them will be foolish, it will come second in any offensive or defensive ops against an enemy like Russia these days as they have means to counter it, what Russia will find difficult to counter is stealth fighter and bomber which US has used in conjunction with cruise missiles, after softening of air defense and strategic assets then conventional 4th gen planes will come into play.

    If ever US vs Russia happens it may be very bloody, therefore it will never happens one will back down to level that war does not happen.