How the United States reacted to Iranian missile strikes 100 miles from the carrier group


Iranian ballistic missiles launched during a naval exercise on January 16 exploded 100 miles from the US aircraft carrier Nimitz in the Indian Ocean. The Drive magazine reports on the US response to Iranian missile strikes.


According to American experts, such actions by Tehran are nothing more than a provocation. The launch, which was part of the "first phase" of the Great Prophet 15 exercise, did not come as a surprise - ballistic missiles flew over 1000 miles over the Indian Ocean during the claimed test. The missiles splashed down 100 miles from an aircraft carrier strike group operating in the region, and 20 miles from another unidentified ship.

Headlines and press reports were ominous, pointing to some threat to the American ships. But it seems that this test was another ploy of the IRGC, aimed at intimidating a potential adversary and propaganda for domestic and international consumption. The Iranian missile launch does not prove Tehran's ability to pose a threat to US forces.

Finding the exact coordinates of an American strike force for the Iranians is not difficult - satellites, open source software, and a variety of intelligence sources can be used for this. Things get much more difficult and deadly when the strike team is actively defending. Thus, a missile falling within 100 miles of the Nimitz does not mean that the Iranians have the ability to directly hit an aircraft carrier.

To do this with a high degree of probability, the missile must be able to receive additional information from reconnaissance systems. The missile should also actually be able to independently find and track a maneuvering target during the final phase of flight. This is not an easy task, given the speed of movement and the atmospheric effect on the maneuvering warhead itself.

However, it is only a matter of time before Tehran builds effective missiles to destroy targets such as the American carrier group, but this will not happen soon. In addition, the Nimitz aircraft carrier group equipped with the Aegis missile defense system has the ability to shoot down these and even more powerful ballistic missiles, although how reliable these systems are in reality is not yet known for sure.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 18 January 2021 11: 11
    0
    Ha. Everyone is happy with the result.
    The Iranians boasted. the Americans sent the ship 144 km (180-36, according to the text) to see the accuracy and serviceability and received their performance characteristics ..
  2. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 18 January 2021 11: 36
    +5
    This is not a provocation, but a demonstration and a final warning. If the Yankees continue to become impudent, they will go to feed the fish. It is also high time for the Russian Federation to rein in the Yankees violating the sea borders of the Russian Federation and not to send ships to expel them, but to open warning fire, and if they do not understand, then to defeat. The USSR made it respect its borders, starting to shoot down the NATO vultures and their sixes that violate the borders, and the Russian Federation is time to do the same.
    1. Cyril Offline Cyril
      Cyril (Kirill) 18 January 2021 12: 09
      -4
      The USSR began to shoot down American reconnaissance aircraft from the very beginning of the Cold War, but these same reconnaissance aircraft violated Soviet borders until the collapse of the USSR. Doesn't sound like respect somehow.
      1. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
        Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 18 January 2021 12: 19
        +4
        You wanted to say, you tried to violate before the collapse of the USSR, but after the USSR began to massively shoot down violating aircraft, the number of violations of the USSR's borders decreased several times
        1. Cyril Offline Cyril
          Cyril (Kirill) 18 January 2021 12: 30
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          Look at the list of violations of USSR air borders by reconnaissance aircraft. The largest number of such incidents was in the 50s. In all the other 10 years before the collapse of the USSR, the number of such violations was less, but the same. And this decrease was connected not with the "massive" shooting down of violators, but with the development of satellite reconnaissance, which began to be conducted just from the beginning of the 60s.
          1. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
            Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 18 January 2021 12: 33
            +6
            The number of violations of the air borders of the USSR fell sharply after the U-2 Powers was shot down in the USSR, and a little later a similar plane was shot down by Soviet S-75 air defense systems over Cuba. Several Yankees drowned Soviet Air Force fighters in the now famous Peter the Great Bay and near Sakhalin. Several Yankees and their allies were shot down over the Baltic ... After that, the NATO troops reduced their ardor.
            1. Cyril Offline Cyril
              Cyril (Kirill) 18 January 2021 13: 23
              -3
              The number of violations of the air borders of the USSR fell sharply after the U-2 Powers was shot down in the USSR, and a little later a similar plane was shot down by Soviet S-75 air defense systems over Cuba.

              But the first American reconnaissance aircraft shot down over the USSR was not the Ju-2 Powers, but the PB4Y-2 "Privatir" bomber aircraft, shot down over the Latvian USSR back in 1950 (10 years earlier). Now look at how many American planes invaded Soviet airspace every year throughout the 50s, and think about why so many.
              1. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
                Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 18 January 2021 13: 33
                +3
                It does not matter which Yankees were shot down first, it is important that they were discouraged from violating the borders. The Yankees were forced to spend huge amounts of money on attempts to create a reconnaissance aircraft capable of violating the USSR borders with impunity, but they could not create one.
                1. Cyril Offline Cyril
                  Cyril (Kirill) 18 January 2021 13: 39
                  -2
                  It doesn't matter which Yankees were shot down first, it is important that they discourage trespassing

                  How is it not important? You say that as soon as the USSR began to shoot down American planes (considering U-2 Powers to be the first of them), NATO troops began to violate the borders of the USSR less.

                  I showed you with a specific example that the first American intelligence officer of the USSR shot down in 1950, and this did not in any way reduce the number of violations during the remaining 10 years.

                  But what influenced it was the launch of the world's first American reconnaissance satellite in 1959.
                  1. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
                    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 18 January 2021 13: 43
                    +4
                    I did not write that Paurs' U-2 was the first scout to be shot down by the USSR air defense. I wrote that by shooting down the U-2 Paurs, the USSR air defense reached a new level, because before that, the high-altitude reconnaissance officers of the US Air Force flew in the sky of the USSR with practically impunity. Today, the same nonsense begins with violations of the borders of the Russian Federation, but the reason for this is not the backwardness of the armed forces of the Russian Federation, but the political myopia of those who have to make decisions to suppress violations of the borders of the Russian Federation. Any kid at school knows that if you don't fight back, the offenders will become more and more impudent, it's time for the President of the Russian Federation to understand this !!! The Yankees are like a gopot, until they get it in the face, they will not calm down, but as they get it, at least for a while, they will calm down.
  3. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 18 January 2021 13: 31
    +6
    According to American experts, such actions by Tehran are nothing more than a provocation.

    And the murder of the most authoritative general and head of the nuclear program - not a provocation? Who is provoking whom? About the assassination of General Trump openly said that he was killed because he said something bad about the United States.

    Thus, a missile falling within 100 miles of the Nimitz does not mean that the Iranians have the ability to directly hit an aircraft carrier.

    But it does not mean that it can NOT get in In the event of a strike on Iran, the AUG will not stand 1000 miles from Iranian territory. It will come closer.

    In addition, the Nimitz aircraft carrier group equipped with the Aegis missile defense system has the ability to shoot down these and even more powerful ballistic missiles, although how reliable these systems are in reality is not yet known for sure.

    In short, it will definitely hit you.

    But it is not exactly

    (C) How the Patriot in the KSA "shot down" primitive Houthi missiles.
    In addition, there is such a simple and reliable means of breaking through the most hyped missile defense system, as a massive missile launch at one target simultaneously. Against scrap - no reception.
    Will they get it, won't they? Life will show. But it seems to me that there will be no US strike on Iran. A short victorious war is needed to achieve domestic political goals. This will not work with Iran.
    1. Danila46 Offline Danila46
      Danila46 (Daniel) 19 January 2021 11: 26
      0
      What, in your understanding, is a "short victorious war"? Territory capture intervention? This will not happen today. Today, a "short victorious war" is the destruction of the enemy's infrastructure. Moreover, complete, which will lead to the calabs of the whole country. And the Americans are capable of this, given that Iran's air defenses are frankly damp, and at the same time they do not refuse possible losses on their part. In war, as in war ...
      1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 19 January 2021 17: 25
        0
        "calabsu"
        And what language is it in?
        1. Danila46 Offline Danila46
          Danila46 (Daniel) 19 January 2021 20: 55
          -2
          in the language of the mumbo-jumbo tribe, but you understand everything perfectly ...