If you try to start a war between the United States and the Islamic Republican Republic of Iran (IRI), Tehran will try first to inflict maximum damage to the reputation of the White House, in order to provoke a political storm within the United States.
USS Abraham Lincoln is heading for the shores of Persia.
The American edition of National Interest even published an article “Welcome to the war: how Iran can sink the US Navy aircraft carrier.” In it, Kyle Mizokami writes: “One of the instruments of American politics and prestige in the Middle East region is the aircraft carriers of the US Navy. The Iranian government, as you know, chooses these military platforms of American power, which will lead to the fact that both sides will share their luck to sink the American aircraft carrier? “.
Corporation of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution (IRGC)). The Pentagon would use other military resources. USA, in the Arab Middle East at the Pentagon abound.
– The United States has never delivered air transport with 5,500 US military personnel at risk if there is practically no alternative, – emphasizes Kyle Mizokami.
All that Teber has either has nothing to do with Abraham Lincoln, or does not have the mass of a warhead (CU), as, for example, the Soviet X-22 missile (according to the NATO classification – AS-4 KITCHEN). The USSR really figured out the need for a necessary strike on American aircraft carriers of the Nimitz class.
The maximum that the Persians can hit is Chinese YJ-83 rackets (export designation is C-802) with a total warhead weight of 162 kg. Not only that their firing range does not exceed 120 km, so also the PRO compatible with Ticonderoga-type cruisers and destroyers of the Arleigh Burk type with the Aegis system reliably protect the Nimitz from rocket attack.
Taking into account the onboard aviation, the Nimitz can reflect the hall immediately in 24 hours. The Aegis PRO, in conjunction with other tracking stations, monitors up to 800 km around Abraham Lincoln. Imperceptibly sneak up to 120 km Iranians just will not work. American submarines – three missile and four multipurpose submarines.
Can Iran more or less successfully attack the US aviation strike group? A group of Navy ships, at least 8 modern missile cruisers and destroyers. As you know, no.
The IRGC in its turn threatens to drown the “Nimitz” with the help of its speedboats, using the “wolf pack” tactics. The Great Prophet IX (“Great Prophet 9”), which was held near the Strait of Hormuz at the end of February 2015.
In the framework of these war games, the “revolutionary guard” sank the model of lonely aircraft, which made the American experts laugh. They say they fell from laughter to the floor, watching the plot of Tehran TV. This was a confirmation that today large-deck atomic “airfields on water” are more viable than during the cold war.
Meanwhile, Sydney Friedberg from the «Hacking of Defense» portal, one of the most authoritative Western journalists covering military topics, came to the conclusion that today’s missile capabilities make it possible to create a dense protective veil created around Nimitz. At the same time, the targeting system of enemy precision-guided munitions will be aimed at the vulnerable points of giant ships.
Disputing this point of view, the National Interest publication was first published in an article by Mizoki in 2017, and in the current weight is constantly published as relevant material.
However, this time the author acknowledges that Iran needs a technological breakthrough in order to curb the American policy of aircraft carriers. What the military industrial complex of modern Persia produces and what has been bought in other countries is not enough to repel US aggression.
In general, the logic of critics of aircraft carriers is based on the fact that, no matter how effective the AUG PRO, it can be broken by a volley that exceeds the capabilities of antimissiles. With the mass production of cruise anti-ship missiles, one can launch not 20 but 100 and even more missiles, many of which are drawn to the defense resources, onto the aircraft carrier and the ships accompanying it. Technically, it is difficult to organize such production, but it can be solved, and even the specialists of the Islamic Republic of Iran can ensure the synchronized flight of the “Nimitz murderers”.
In addition, medium-range ballistic missiles can be destroyed with an airfield on the water, with warheads separating upon entry into the atmosphere, which will rush to the AUG at supersonic speeds. A number of American publications have already announced that the North Korean complex Musadan with the Hvason-10 MRBD is undergoing another modernization and may already be capable of crushing the air defense of the Seventh Fleet of the US Navy. Pyongyang, like Tehran, is puzzled by effective means of destroying aircraft carriers and successfully solves the most complex missile targets. In any case, this is evidenced by the history of the achievements of the military-industrial complex of the DPRK.
In 2017, Tehran began testing its Khorramshahr missile, which even visually resembles Hvason-10. Note that the name in honor of the port city of Iran is deeply symbolic for Iranians. It was here that the IRGC won a victory in the most important battle of the Iran-Iraq war and captured almost 20 thousand enemy soldiers.
According to Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the IRGC airspace division, Iran’s modernization of Musadan is smaller than the original and only hits up to 2,000 km (unlike 4,000 km that Hvason-10 is capable of). But, firstly, it allows producing more installations and increasing their accuracy. And, secondly, the “Khorramshahr” with a smaller range obviously will not reach the EU capitals, which removes it from the European criticism.
Why is it important? Because it is in these characteristics that Russia is primarily interested. The Americans will not be able to hide behind the missile threat to the European Union from the Iranian side when deploying their anti-missile systems in Romania and Poland.
If you figure this out, the only thing that Iran and North Korea lack critically in their confrontation with the United States is satellite navigation, for example, the Russian GLONASS.
Perhaps National Interest draws the right conclusions that today and in the near future, the IRGC will not have the opportunity to sink Abraham Lincoln. At the same time, it is obvious that Iran and the DPRK jointly, and perhaps not without the help of the PRC and the Russian Federation, are approaching a technological breakthrough that will put an end to the entire program of American aircraft carriers.