What are the strategic implications of US command posting a picture on Twitter of an Orlando class sub that is currently near Iran?

What are the strategic implications of US command posting a picture on Twitter of an Orlando class sub that is currently near Iran?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Glowies chest beating about Iran. Theyve only done this a hundred thousand times before. WW3 confirmed

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's honestly pretty gay. They did those missile tests near North Korea/China too and it's like, what's the behavior I expect from North Korea or China, not the United States. That's third-worlder saber rattling cope and it makes you look pathetic.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It's what navies are for, they are force projection institutions.
        Third-worlders don't have navies, so they seethe .

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Import the third world, become the third world.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Orlando class?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      > Orlando class
      ???

      Ohio class

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        never mistake my beloved Orlando for the disgusting no man's land of Ohio even again

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Imagine being proud of living in a tourist trap. Tell your boomers to get back down to the retirement communities, they're starting to shit up the roads again, God knows they're bad enough as it is.
          >t. John Appleseed from Ohio Oblast

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Ohio has the National Air Force Museum, AKA the most cool planes in one place on planet Earth, and therefor will always be better than fucking Orlando.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Wright-Patt's airforce museum is fantastic. I used to live a few miles away. Now I live a few miles from the National air and space museum which also has a massive collection. Hard to say which is better. The one in Ohio is better for USAF specific history, the National air and space is better for overarching aviation history and non-military aircraft (though they still have plenty of those too).

              I'm sure there are a few other museums in the US of similar size/scope but Wright-Patt and National air and space will always be a little special to me.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >they know about the Orlando Class
      shit we've said too much USisters

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's manned exclusively with people from Orlando. Make of that what you will.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        In that case someone should radio them and tell them they're on the surface, they might not know.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    > Orlando class
    ???

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The glowies are using to for mind control, to force the Iranians to beat up school girls

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Whats it gonna do? Nuke Iran? LMAO

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      One can only hope
      From its location Moscow is also in proximity btw
      Looks like a show of force to me, these subs are almost never posted

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Some of the Ohio class SSBNs including the USS Ohio herself were converted to SSGNs that carry an absolute fuck ton of cruise missiles instead of SLBMs

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Hows the numbers of Maritime Tomahawks looking? We'll do your whole navy at the same time.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Though looking at the tweet it says it is the USS West Virginia which has not undergone the conversion. It's not meant for Iran, though. SSBNs generally just hang out in the deep ocean. Their missiles have the range to hit basically anywhere on the planet and their main concern is being safe from the enemy.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          How does one really go about confirming the identity of a SSBN?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Carefully.

            Really though, they're numbered on the conning tower.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              How does one really go about confirming the identity of a SSBN?

              Real answer is that navies carefully record the sounds of different boats doing different things so that each have a distinctive audio signature. "Oh. That's K543, you can tell from the 220khz whine from the failing bearing that they still haven't replaced in the Thingbobsit MK2 when they spin it up to discombobulate the air independent pressurised air aeration filter."

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Both surfacing subs and long range missile test once in a while are a demonstration of military capability and a technical necessity.

    There will be a LOT of missile tests once the ancient Minuteman III gets replaced with a new ICBM in a few years.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Iran is currently being color revolution'd to be America's new arab ally
    Biden will split from the Saudis

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Iran isn’t even arab retard

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Muh Indo-Europeans
        Shut up lmao

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          They're Persians.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            So they're slightly bougier shitskins.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            They got raped by mongolians and arabs so badly that there's nothing persians in them anymore

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It will be.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Pretty pointless - even as a threat.
    ICBMs are designed to go halfway around the planet to their target
    Parking the SSBN in the Persian Gulf means they'd have to go straight up then almost straight down again to hit Iran rather than a smooth ballistic arc
    Plus now they know its in there, all the Iranian Navy have to do is keep sweeping the Straits of Hormuz as a chokepoint to keep it boxed in for some depth-charging.
    >literally dumb posing gives away the subs 2 major advantages for a worthless PR stunt

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It’s a reply to the vatniks flexing poseidon

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's probably one of the tomahawk conversions otherwise there's no purpose to do a patrol in the Persian Gulf.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >currently near Iran
        The Arabian Sea is the waters between the Saudis, Africa, and India. It's not all that close to Iran.

        SLBMs are meant to be used from close to their target if possible. That's half the point, they don't have to go halfway around the world and thus hit sooner.
        But also [...]

        It's the USS West Virgnia, and she's packing Tridents.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      they only have to sink their flaship now and 20 nato ships will be blocked from leaving 5D shatranj

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      SLBMs are meant to be used from close to their target if possible. That's half the point, they don't have to go halfway around the world and thus hit sooner.
      But also

      It's probably one of the tomahawk conversions otherwise there's no purpose to do a patrol in the Persian Gulf.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Parking the SSBN in the Persian Gulf means they'd have to go straight up then almost straight down again to hit Iran rather than a smooth ballistic arc
      Look up depressed trajectories bro.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Subs don't carry ICBMs anon they carry SLBMs. One of the goals/terrors of them is prompt strike capability.

      It's not about Iran anyway it's about Russia.
      >Plus now they know its in there, all the Iranian Navy have to do is keep sweeping the Straits of Hormuz as a chokepoint to keep it boxed in for some depth-charging.
      lol. Iran doesn't have the capability to find a sub even in that choke. And they aren't declaring active war on the US and directly engaging our Navy you fucking retard. Unlike with Russia, there is nothing stopping the US from instantly obliterating Iran in that scenario and they know it.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If this picture can be geolocated, a single Iranian marine could sneak aboard and hunt down the crew one by one for sport over the next three years.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Looks to me like they might be somewhere with water.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        big if true

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Good morning anons, what are we mad about today?

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Might be threat, subs can fire cruise missiles and I think the US is warning the Iranians that their drone factories are going to get hit soon

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah I think he drone factories are going to say hello to a dozen or two tomahawks.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Orlando
    Who even are you?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You’re only the 5th gay that corrects OP, that’s who YOU are

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Who are you?
        >t. of complete insignificance

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Even an gun type outdated fission bomb nuclear weapon can be fairly small with a yield of 15kt and extremely reliable. If Iran had just one of those from Russia then the US would no dare attacking. They could virtually place on in any container ship and detonate it inside a US harbour.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Friendly reminder that every US ship with a nuclear reactor is getting an HEL that can blind satellites and destroy boost phase missiles in the next 10 years.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Atmospheric scattering would make that infeasible. Unless you're within a few miles of the missile in boost phase there is no way you're gonna destroy it with an HEL unless it's got a fuck ton of power, which seems unlikely since the navy is talking about a 600kW laser in the 2030s, which doesn't seem powerful enough to do what you're describing.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        They're saying in some places that they're going to potentially be at megawatt class by 2025. It's anyone's guess what power will actually be fielded but they're trying to make it seem like that's on the menu.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Well the only currently fielded naval laser is HELIOS which is a 60kW laser meant to dazzle/disable sensors and drones. It is planned to be upgraded to 120kW in the next several years.

          I don't see anyone (publicly) discussing megawatt class lasers anytime soon.

          The DDG(X) is planned to be equipped with 2x 150kW lasers and 2x either 300kW or 600kW lasers for CIWS depending how development goes over the next decade with actual deployment of the lasers sometime in the mid to late 2030s

          So megawatt class seems a bit of a fantasy, at least this decade.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            And GMLRS was initially thought to have a max range of like 60km, which eventually became almost 90. Don't get me started about AMRAAM. All this shit is undersold, specifically so that shit like this https://www.militaryaerospace.com/sensors/article/16722085/military-eyes-prototype-megawattclass-laser-weapon-for-ballistic-missile-defense-in-next-seven-years
            Can muddy the water and keep people like us guessing. Maybe 10 years, maybe 15, who can say for sure?

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              It's dead jim

              > MDA is not requesting any money for its “Directed Energy Demonstrator Development” (DEDD) project this year, according to the agency’s fiscal year 2021 budget request. Congress appropriated $116 million for the DEDD project in FY-20

              Though really it got moved to the overarching laser development program run by the DoD, which has a much longer timescale in mind for megawatt-class (10-20 years).

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                This is not really disproving the potential for deliberate obfuscation via missives between beancounters. If anything it fits like a glove.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Still, your original comment of "megawatt class by 2025" is safe to say is entirely incorrect.

                Maybe 2030, but I doubt it.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >In the next 10 years
                Was my actual original comment, vague and flippant as it was.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        They're saying in some places that they're going to potentially be at megawatt class by 2025. It's anyone's guess what power will actually be fielded but they're trying to make it seem like that's on the menu.

        Well the only currently fielded naval laser is HELIOS which is a 60kW laser meant to dazzle/disable sensors and drones. It is planned to be upgraded to 120kW in the next several years.

        I don't see anyone (publicly) discussing megawatt class lasers anytime soon.

        The DDG(X) is planned to be equipped with 2x 150kW lasers and 2x either 300kW or 600kW lasers for CIWS depending how development goes over the next decade with actual deployment of the lasers sometime in the mid to late 2030s

        So megawatt class seems a bit of a fantasy, at least this decade.

        Friendly reminder that USC and Los Alamos have been working on applications of nonlinear optical phase conjugation and virtual photon time reversal since we stole Yakov Zel'dovich's work from the Russians in the late 70's.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Bro. Shut. The fuck. Up. Do you WANT Einstein to show up outside my house and shoot your mom in the face?

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    That's a NYC class, dumb pleb

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Inviting the Iranians to do something stupid that will get them stupid prizes.

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Nothing wrong with that, I recall a navy commander recently suggesting to have four Ohio class submarines permanently surfaced and patrolling in chinese and arctic/russian waters as a deterrent.

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The Ohio class is virtually indestructable, doesn't matter if any enemy knows where it is or not. They can tank missile after missile.

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