DT: Armada building in the Persian Gulf

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  1. Armada of international naval power massing in the Gulf as Israel prepares an Iran strike - Telegraph

    Armada of international naval power massing in the Gulf as Israel prepares an Iran strike
    The sums of money to maintain such mobilisation and readiness for war can neither be trivial, nor sustained for long.

    Do you all believe the "annual exercises" line, or do you think Iran is actually facing a multi-national military build-up as a prelude to war?
     
  2. Been done a few days ago.
     
  3. Meh… just routine fun in the sun exercises.
     
  4. Just like any old Med Tour, just a bit warmer..
     
  5. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

    It is expensive and can be sustained for as long as necessary. Alot of it has been sustained since 1945. That's what standing navies are for.
     
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  6. We only sent a rib so wasn't too pricey for us though with that gone the North sea is unprotected now.
     
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  7. The article is complete rubbish, there are only 2 carriers and one is not a Nimitz.
    Defense experts downplay UK, U.S. deployment near Strait of Hormuz

    As for “each of which has more aircraft than the entire complement of the Iranian air force,” don't be daft.

    Also the article says “battleships” when it means “warships.”

    Overall this “Defence Correspondent” knows nothing about naval or aviation matters and so his conclusions can safely be ignored.
     
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  8. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

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  9. I think the constant stories are meant to bore the Iranians to death.
     
  10. Don't know whether to laugh or cry at the DT massively overstating the UK's contribution to this 'vast Armada'.
     
  11. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

    Laughing is more fun.
     

  12. "In other news Iranian women join martial arts club........."

    The Telegraph is really scraping the barrel with this one!
     
  13. Bloody hell there are Battle ships back again I missed that one.
    At least we have 4 minesweepers 1 RFA and the most powerful ship in the navy HMS fitted for but not with to protect our interests.