This is coolbert:
From the previous blog entry:
"Such vessels when in a swarm mode of attack destroying an American naval target, numbers alone both under the water and above sufficient! That is the scenario as envisioned by Iranian military planners?"
Iranian "military planners" at this very moment constructing an above-the-water mock-up of an American Nimitz class aircraft carrier. As reported in various media and having drawn some attention.
DESTRUCTION OR RENDERING AN AMERICAN AIRCRAFT CARRIER INEFFECTIVE VERY HIGH ON THE IRANIAN AGENDA!
That swarm attack asymmetric and to be accomplished by the midget submarines but also including:
* High-speed boats.
* Ground-in-wing Bevar flying boats.
* Combat drones.
* An assortment of conventional forces operating in the suicide mode of attack.
> Surface-to-surface missiles.
> Surface vessels.
> Conventional diesel/electric submarines.
Indeed, almost all Iranian forces when targeting an American Nimitz class aircraft carrier operating in the suicide mode.
A simultaneous attack by a multiple numbers of assets of all types, an overwhelming swarm unstoppable and almost of Biblical proportions , concentrated defenses of the Nimitz. not able to fire fast enough or accurate enough or even having sufficient ammo to destroy all assailants.
An American aircraft carrier of course not operating alone but accompanied by a contingent of other surface warships and submersibles, protection not limited by organic Nimitz resources alone!
NOT FOR ALMOST SEVENTY YEARS HAS AN AMERICAN NAVY AIRCRAFT CARRIER BUT SUBJECTED TO SUSTAINED AND POTENTIALLY MORTAL ENEMY ATTACK!