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#1 User is online   pepperonikkid 

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  Posted 12 May 2017 - 05:03 PM

How much does it cost to sink an aircraft carrier?



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May 12, 2017


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How much does it cost to sink an aircraft carrier? I ask because I have just read that the U.S. is launching a new aircraft carrier, the Gerald R. Ford (watch out, Red China: Jerry Ford is coming to get you!) for the whopping cost of $13 billion (not counting cost of supporting ships), with two more carriers, the John F. Kennedy and the USS Enterprise, coming in each for nearly that amount.

But our carriers could easily be sunk by missiles. Both the Chinese and the Iranians have versions of the C-802 anti-ship cruise missile.

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The C-802 is the export upgraded version of the Chinese anti-ship missile YJ-8...first unveiled in 1989 by the China Haiying Electro-Mechanical Technology Academy (CHETA), also known as the Third Academy. Due to the Yingji-82 missile's small radar reflectivity, low attack flight path (only five to seven meters above the sea surface) and strong anti-jamming capability of its guidance system, target ships have a very small chance of intercepting the missile[.] ... The single shot hit probability of the Yingji-82 is unknown, though one unreferenced source claims it to be as high as 98%.The Yingji-82 can be launched from airplanes, surface ships, submarines and land-based vehicles.


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Posted 12 May 2017 - 05:38 PM

As an Navy Guy, I can see it BOTH ways.

YES, IF we go to war with China or Russia, Carriers might as well have bull's eyes painted on them.

BUT... if we need to project a "force presence" amongst the 194 countries NOT named China or Russia? Carriers are still the best way.

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The C-802 is the export upgraded version of the Chinese anti-ship missile YJ-8...first unveiled in 1989 by the China Haiying Electro-Mechanical Technology Academy (CHETA), also known as the Third Academy...


1989 Technology??? :rofl: Without revealing any US Navy secrets, lemme just say that: Dude! "That's like so 38-years-ago." In terms of "technology", the YJ-8 is the equivalent of the '57 DeSoto of missiles. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Posted 12 May 2017 - 07:23 PM

View Postpepperonikkid, on 12 May 2017 - 05:03 PM, said:



But our carriers could easily be sunk by missiles.

Easily? His professional, informed opinion? His expertise in such matters?
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Posted 12 May 2017 - 07:33 PM

If China or Russia sink a US carrier they will lose every navy ship they have. :bullwhip:

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 10:19 PM

I thought we already had a carrier named Enterprise. They reuse names?
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Posted 13 May 2017 - 12:45 AM

View PostLongKnife, on 12 May 2017 - 10:19 PM, said:

I thought we already had a carrier named Enterprise. They reuse names?

USS 1701-B?
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Posted 13 May 2017 - 01:41 AM

How to Sink a U.S. Navy Carrier: China Turns to France For Ideas
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Posted 13 May 2017 - 05:53 AM

This article doesn't make sense to me.

Aircraft carriers have always been vulnerable to attacks. Isn't this why they travel with a fleet of attack ships to protect them?
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Posted 13 May 2017 - 06:10 AM

View Posterp, on 13 May 2017 - 05:53 AM, said:

This article doesn't make sense to me.

Aircraft carriers have always been vulnerable to attacks. Isn't this why they travel with a fleet of attack ships to protect them?

Exactly! It's why we send fleets and not ndividual ships. They have interlocking protection.. Subs are MUCH more dangerous.
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Posted 13 May 2017 - 08:38 AM

View PostLongKnife, on 12 May 2017 - 10:19 PM, said:

I thought we already had a carrier named Enterprise. They reuse names?


There's been at least half a dozen USS Enterprises over the years.

The most well-known one was probably CVN-65, the first nuclear-powered carrier, active from 1962 to 2012 and finally decommissioned in February of this year.

The new one will be CVN-80.
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Posted 13 May 2017 - 08:56 AM

Yes, we all know it only takes one missile, ships have no defenses to such things, this is all a brand new threat! Derp.

Idiot. While advances do make carriers more vulnerable, the Navy has been aware of this for decades. SOTA Russian hypersonic missiles, yeah, much more of a threat, but this fool makes it seem like one decades old missile will spell doom, doom I say!
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Posted 13 May 2017 - 01:46 PM

Five Reasons U.S. Aircraft Carriers Are Nearly Impossible To Sink
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