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Those other defences may include anything up to and including SM-6 ERAM, designed to replace the Navy’s Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) Block IV surface-to-air missile, which was not purchased in large quantities because it was to be replaced by the SM-2 Block IVA that was to have anti-air warfare and theater ballistic-missile defense capability. But the Block IVA, along with the Navy’s entire area missile-defense program, was canceled by the Defense Department in December 2001 because of poor contract performance and cost overruns.
Defeating Cruise Missiles
welll now a dya it is double difficult to hit aircraft carrier most easy and one hundreed percent accurate way to hit is with torperdo from submairne launch
THere is no evidence in this movie clip of any escort, which is something all USN carriers have. This is typically 1-2 Ticonderoga class cruisers and 2-3 Burke class destroyers (i.e. 4 large AEGIS / SM2 equipped vessels) and 34-40 F/A-18 (which can engage aircraft but also cruisemissiles) supported by 4-6 Hawkeye AEWC aircraft. Lets see your Tu-22M try to close to within missile range and fire now.....
Carrier Strike Group - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaa U.S. Navy carrier strike group typically includes:
* A supercarrier commanded by an aviation community captain (O-6) who reports directly to the commander of the CSG. The carrier provides a wide range of options to the U.S. government, ranging from simply showing the flag, to attacks on airborne, afloat and ashore targets. Because carriers operate in international waters, their aircraft do not need to secure landing rights on foreign soil. These ships also engage in sustained operations in support of other forces. The carrier is the flagship of the battle group, with the commanding rear admiral on board, making use of the advanced combat direction center and communications suite.
* A carrier air wing (CVW) commanded by an aviation community captain (O-6) (or colonel in the case of a Marine serving as CAG) who reports directly to the commander of the CSG and is known as the "Commander, Air Group" (CAG). The carrier air wing typically has up to nine squadrons commanded by a commander (O-5) (or lieutenant colonel if a Marine squadron). The CAG and CO of the carrier are equal in status under the Commander of the CSG (historically, before 1983, the CAG was a department head under the Captain of the ship, but Secretary of the Navy John Lehman created and instituted the concept of a "Super CAG" with the same seniority as the CO of the carrier).
* A destroyer squadron (DESRON) commanded by a surface community captain (O-6) who reports to the CSG commander and commands the escort ships.
* One to two Aegis guided missile cruisers (CG), of the Ticonderoga class—a multi-mission surface combatant, equipped with BGM-109 Tomahawk missiles for long-range strike capability.
* Two to three guided missile destroyers (DDG), of the Arleigh Burke class—a multi-mission surface combatant, used primarily for anti-aircraft (AAW) and anti-submarine (ASW) warfare, but it also carries Tomahawk missiles for long-range strike capability.
* Up to two attack submarines, usually of the Los Angeles-class; in a direct support role seeking out and destroying hostile surface ships and submarines. More frequently, however, the submarines will try to maximize their advantages in stealth by operating independently in support of the battle group.
* A combined ammunition, oiler and supply ship (AOE/AOR), usually Supply-class (T-AOE); provides logistic support enabling the Navy's forward presence: on station, ready to respond.
An Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) also uses the same escort construct, but is centered on 3 Amphibious Ships, LHD or LHA, LSD and LPD and an embarked Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU).
Carrier battle group - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Carrier air wing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaNo two U.S. Navy carrier air wings are identical in composition, but a typical modern air wing consists of:
One Strike Fighter (VFA) squadron with 12-14 F/A-18E Super Hornets;
One Strike Fighter (VFA) squadron with 12-14 F/A-18F Super Hornets;
Two Strike Fighter Squadrons (VFA) of 10-12 F/A-18C Hornets, with one of these often provided by the U.S. Marine Corps (VMFA);
One Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) of 4-6 EA-6B Prowlers;
One Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) of 4-6 E-2C Hawkeyes;
A detachment from a Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) of C-2 Greyhounds;
One Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron (HS) of 6-8 SH-60F & HH-60H Seahawks.
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