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A perfect target to test Shkval and Hoot against…


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« on: July 23, 2017, 03:41:14 pm »


There is no known defence against a torpedo which can travel at 200 mph (Shkval) or 220 mph (Hoot) towards its target.

The US Secretary of Defence was railing about it at a Senate hearing seven years ago, as reported at the time by The Washington Post and The New York Times, before the subject was suddenly classified as top secret and the news media stomped on for reporting classified material. I can still remember The Dominion Post in NZ reprinting a Washington Post article about the Senate hearing before the subject suddenly disappeared from public view. About the same time, The New Zealand Herald republished a similar New York Times story.

So.....this new US$12.9-billion, 100,000 ton supercarrier could suddenly be turned into a 100,000 ton pile of scrap worth US$12.9-billion on the bottom of the sea if either Russia or Iran decided to test their cavitating torpedos for real against the USS Gerald Ford.

Imagine the spectacle....the entertainment value would be priceless if the test was successful, watching President Orange Goblin seethe with rage as he spewed out a twitter storm of bile.



from The Washington Post....

Trump: USS Ford is ‘100,000-ton message to the world’

America's enemies will “shake with fear” when they see the $12.9 billion state-of-the-art
aircraft carrier, the president said at Saturday's commissioning ceremony.


By DARLENE SUPERVILLE - Associated Press | 3:32PM EDT - Saturday, July 22, 2017

President Donald Trump, left, puts the USS Gerald Ford into commission as Ships commander Captain Richard McCormack, front right, listens aboard the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford for it's commissioning at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia, on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017. — Photograph: Steve Helber/Associated Press.
President Donald Trump, left, puts the USS Gerald Ford into commission as Ships commander Captain Richard McCormack, front right, listens aboard
the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford for it's commissioning at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia, on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017.
 — Photograph: Steve Helber/Associated Press.


NORFOLK, VIRGINIA — With praise and a blessing for the military, President Donald Trump helped hand over the USS Gerald R. Ford to the Navy on Saturday and said the state-of-the-art aircraft carrier will send a “100,000-ton message to the world” about America's military might when it is ultimately deployed.

U.S. allies will rest easy, Trump said, but America's enemies will “shake with fear” when they see the Ford cutting across the horizon.

The president, who is commander in chief of the U.S. armed forces, likened the $12.9 billion warship to “an incredible work of art” and boasted about the American labor that went into building a vessel that eventually will house thousands of sailors and crew members.

Trump's participation in the ceremony also capped “Made in America” week at the White House, during which the president and administration officials sought to draw attention to the U.S. manufacturing industry.

“American steel and American hands have constructed this 100,000-ton message to the world,” Trump said of the Ford during a speech that praised the bravery and spirit of U.S. service members and referenced his desire for a buildup after years of spending restrictions.

“American might is second to none and we're getting bigger and better and stronger every day of my administration. That I can tell you,” Trump told thousands of service members and guests, including former defense secretaries Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, and Governors Terry McAuliffe of Virginia and Rick Snyder of Michigan, who were packed into the steamy hangar bay on the main deck.

“Wherever this vessel cuts through the horizon, our allies will rest easy and our enemies will shake with fear because everyone will know that America is coming, and America is coming strong,” Trump said.

After the speech, he put the Ford into commission and asked God to “bless and guide this warship and all who shall sail in her.” He was followed by Susan Ford Bales, the ship's sponsor and daughter of the 38th president, whom the ship honors.

“There is no one, absolutely no one, who would be prouder of the commissioning of this mighty ship than the president of the United States, Gerald R. Ford,” she said. “I am honored to give the command: ‘Officers and crew of the United States Gerald R. Ford, man our ship and bring her to life’.”

Anchors Aweigh” played as row after row of sailors in crisp, white uniforms who had been standing in formation began filing off to man their stations. Sirens and bells sounded, horns blared and the U.S. flag was hoisted high above the deck.

Soon after, the captain was informed that the “ship is manned and ready and reports for duty to the fleet.”

Trump, who visited the carrier in March, told TIME magazine this year that the Navy should revert to using steam catapults to launch fighter jets because some of the USS Ford's state-of-the-art systems and technology “costs hundreds of millions of dollars more money and it's no good.”

Construction started in 2009 and was to be completed by September 2015 at a cost of $10.5 billion. The Navy has blamed the delays and budget overruns on the ship's advanced systems and technology, including electromagnetic launch systems for jets and drones that will replace steam catapults.

The warship also has a smaller island that sits farther back on the ship to make it quicker to refuel, re-arm and relaunch planes, and a nuclear power plant designed to allow cruising speeds of more than 30 knots and operation for 20 years without refueling.

The vessel completed sea trials in April but still will go through a battery of tests and workups at sea before becoming ready for deployment, work that is expected to cost nearly $780 million and take more than four years to complete, congressional auditors said this month.

Docked at Naval Station Norfolk, the USS Ford eventually will house about 2,600 sailors, 600 fewer than the previous generation of aircraft carriers. The Navy says that will save more than $4 billion over the ship's 50-year lifespan.

The air wing to support the Ford could add more personnel to the ship, which is designed to house more than 4,600 crew members.

The Ford was built at Newport News Shipbuilding, a giant Navy contractor in Virginia.

“I was with you four months ago and I knew that I had to be here today and I told you I'd be back to congratulate you and the crew and everybody involved in commissioning the newest, largest and most advanced aircraft carrier in the history of this world,” Trump said on Saturday. “That's a big achievement.”


Associated Press writer Steve McMillan in Richmond, Virginia, and Ben Finley in Norfolk, Virginia, contributed to this report.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trump-to-attend-commissioning-of-uss-gerald-r-ford/2017/07/22/570bd714-6eaf-11e7-abbc-a53480672286_story.html
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2017, 09:12:13 pm »

Yes, great to have an American president who is prepared to back his armed forces😜

...I think any attack on an American ship would have serious consequences for the attacker😉
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2017, 10:36:17 pm »


If the carrier was launching aeroplanes to carry out an attack on another country, say Iran, then that country would be quite within their rights to hit back at the aggressor if they had the weapons to do it, such as Hoot in the case of Iran.

It's always good when a country defends itself against another country which is attacking them.
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2017, 04:27:17 am »

Yes...it was great to see the Americans win the war against Japan, after Japan attacked America without warning....another great win....you will no doubt agree😜
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2017, 11:56:23 pm »


So you will therefore agree that if America launches airstrikes against Iran from an aircraft carrier, or fires cruise missiles from a guided-missile destroyer, it will be good when Iran defends itself by launching a shitload of Hoot cavitating torpedos and destroying the aggressor ships.

I will cheer when that happens.
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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2017, 02:59:24 am »

In the event of a conflict between Iran and the US, I would have my money on the US, just a wild guess😉

...Oh-bummer....caved to Iran.....sold us out....ran away like a scared rabbit...or kiwirail employee🙄
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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2017, 09:32:56 am »


Nope....merely sticking up for any country which defends itself against a foreign power who launches strikes against it from the sea to hit back.

Any country which attacked and destroyed American ships attacking them would merely be doing the same as what America would do if another country had ships off the American coast attacking America.

I'd love to see a cavitating torpedo used in anger against an aggressor. It would be ENTERTAINMENT++++++!!!

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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2017, 01:50:46 pm »

...don't hold ya breath waiting for that to happen...it could cause brain damage🙄
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