Indian, US aircraft carriers go head-to-head in war games




 
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September 23rd, 2005  
SwordFish_13
 
 

Topic: Indian, US aircraft carriers go head-to-head in war games


Hi,


Quote:
Source:Rediff News

The North Arabian Sea would become the stage of a formidable build-up of naval armada, including 100,000-tonne displacement United States carrier Nimitz, as Indian and American flotilla cross swords in a nine-day joint manoeuvre from September 25.

The eighth series of exercises, billed the most advanced so far, would not only see the pride of the US seventh fleet, Nimitz, in action, but also bring the carrier-based E2C Hawkeye Air Early Warning aircraft, the Los Angeles class submarines and the F-18/A hornet to Indian shores.

Against such formidable forces, the Indian Navy would pit its lone carrier, INS Viraat, carrier-based Sea Harriers, indigenously-built Delhi Class destroyer INS Mysore, Godavari class missile frigate and Shishukumar class submarines.

"The two flotilla would engage in simulated air strikes, air defence, shepherding battle ships as well as surface-to- air and sub-sea tactical operations," Rear Admiral DK Joshi, the assistant chief of Naval Staff said. "The thrust of the Malabar-05 exercise this year would also be on counter-terrorism operations at sea, anti-sea piracy and to streamline interoperability."



Joshi said during the exercises, in which Indian Navy's ageing vertical take-off Sea Harriers jets would take on the far superior F-18 hornets, India would also field its Russian acquired TU-142m long-range maritime patrol aircraft as well as Seaking helicopters in both their roles - as anti-submarines and ferrying special marine forces.

The Rear Admiral said during exercises, there would not be any 'cross-landings' or 'cross personnel exchanges', as had been witnessed during Indo-US fighter-to-fighter exercises recently. "The two navies have evolved standard operating procedures, which are regularly tested and updated during these bilateral exercises", Joshi said.

He said these exercises would be followed up by joint Indo-US Naval Special Forces exercises in Guam in the Pacific in January 2006. During the exercises, the P3C Orions, US Navy's long- range maritime reconiassance aircraft would be operating from the Indian Navy's sole land base at Dabolim in Goa.

The US recently offered to the Indian Navy, four Orions from early next year as a prelude to a major government-to- government sale.

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September 23rd, 2005  
Rabs
 
 
Be interested in the results of this... if the Indians can sink our carrier grats to them. But i just dont see it happening.
September 23rd, 2005  
Italian Guy
 
 
So is the island inhabited or what?
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September 25th, 2005  
SwordFish_13
 
 
Hi,

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Originally Posted by Italian Guy
So is the island inhabited or what?
Island ? No Island it's Off the Indian's Western Coast in the Arabian Sea .



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September 25th, 2005  
Springfield
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rabs
if the Indians can sink our carrier grats to them.
How would they sink our carrier? Isn't it just wargames? Isn't wargames just fake war pretty much? If I missed something, tell me, cause I don't completely understand how they would sink our carrier in wargames.
September 25th, 2005  
FutureDevilDog
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BaZoOkAzNgReNaDeZ
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rabs
if the Indians can sink our carrier grats to them.
How would they sink our carrier? Isn't it just wargames? Isn't wargames just fake war pretty much? If I missed something, tell me, cause I don't completely understand how they would sink our carrier in wargames.
they don't actually sink them they are just counted out of the game if they get "hit" a certain number of times.
September 25th, 2005  
SwordFish_13
 
 
Hi,

Quote:
Originally Posted by BaZoOkAzNgReNaDeZ

How would they sink our carrier? Isn't it just wargames? Isn't wargames just fake war pretty much? If I missed something, tell me, cause I don't completely understand how they would sink our carrier in wargames.
uhmm That's the beauty of war games ......... like in Cope India , Indian Fighters Destroyed more than 80 % of the US Fighter in 9 out of 12 Excersises ........... they didn't Shoot Down USAF F-15 from the Sky ....... Generally Before the war games start Rules of Engagment are fixed ........ like if for say this much Time if you Lock a enemy fighter it would be considered Lost and so on .........

I don't think enyone would try and sink each other Aircraft Carriers it would be a test of the Fighter Aircraft both Aircraft Carry......... and the Escort Ships .... how well they Protect the Carrier .


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September 26th, 2005  
SwordFish_13
 
 
Hi,


Found a Good Picture os the Two carriers Together Off Malabar... Aircraft carrier USS Nimitz with INS Viraat and INS Mysore during a joint exercise in the North Arabian Sea on the first day of the Indo-US Malabar-05



Starting From the Left USS Nimitz then INS Viraat and INS Mysore .



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September 27th, 2005  
StarS
 
I see it starting from the right....or from up downwards...but i guess thats just the way i see it huh?
September 27th, 2005  
Springfield
 
 
Ok, thanks FutureDevilDog and SwordFish_13. I understand it more now.