DT: Armada building in the Persian Gulf

#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
Cruisers, aircraft carriers and minesweepers from 25 nations are converging on the strategically important Strait of Hormuz in an unprecedented show of force as Israel and Iran move towards the brink of war.
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?
 
#5
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?
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.
 
#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.
 
#10
I think the constant stories are meant to bore the Iranians to death.
 
#15
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.
 

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