U.S AIRCRAFT CARRIER BATTLE GROUP ENTERS BLACK SEA Print
Monday, 03 March 2014 18:47
March 3, 2014 -- (TRN) -- In response to a Russian invasion, the United States has sent an aircraft carrier strike group into the Black Sea toward the Crimean peninsula of Ukraine. The super-carrier USS George W. Bush plus seventeen other ships and three submarines passed through the Aegean sea this afternoon. The George W. Bush is carrying 90 aircraft and helicopters of various types, including several squadron's of F-22 Raptors, 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 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 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 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.
RUSSIANS DEPLOY ANTI-AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS
In preparation for the arrival of the US Aircraft Carrier, last night, the Russians began moving their S-400 missile system toward Ukraine. This is one of the most advanced anti-aircraft missile systems in the world; it can track and shoot down aircraft from the size of a soccer ball to a bomber, at altitudes from 500 feet to 40 miles, even if it is traveling at supersonic speed. The video below, taken inside the region, shows a convoy of Russian S-400 missiles on the move toward the Ukraine.http://www.turnerradionetwork.com/news/340-pat