In today’s age of technology, would you consider an aircraft carrier a large, floating target?

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Mudassir Ali
Jan 16, 2020 08:02 AM 0 Answers
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In today's age of technology, would you consider an aircraft carrier a large, floating target?

Mudassir Ali
- Jan 16, 2020 08:02 AM

No, and if you would, you are misinformed. A carrier is a floating city with a population of about 6500 people. It has everything that any other city has: An airport, vehicles, TV & radio stations, stores, vehicles, dry cleaners, carpenters, plumbers, fire fighters, police, bakers, doctors & dentists, you name it- the carrier has a floating equivalent… and more: They make all there own fresh water, produce their own energy from an onboard nuclear reactor, and much more.

It is only a “Target” in the same way that every US city is a target, it exists. The difference between an aircraft carrier and your home town is that it has 75 aircraft fueled and ready to defend it at a moments notice. Armament on standby, and every “citizen” is a highly trained professional. Add to that: The carrier never travels alone. It is surrounded by a “Battle group” of warships manned and ready to defend it. Destroyers, Cruisers, and Guided Missile Frigates, all watching the skies, Submarines watching the ocean floor…and the carrier always has “an eye in the sky”, because it’s planes are flying 24/7/365.

In today’s age of technology… Yeah, The Navy has Technology too.

Sleep well, We’ve got this, it’s what we do for a living.

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