Twelve bombers were deployed
There are signs that the United States, Britain and France are likely to take another large-scale military action in the Middle East. Russian satellite news agency in Moscow on March 3 (Reuters), responsible for the Middle East’s deputy commander of the U.S. central commander told the media that day said publicly, as Charles DE gaulle, French navy nuclear-powered aircraft carrier unmoor set sail to the Persian gulf, in the near future, the Persian gulf waters will once again appear in the three countries carrier deployment of rare scene at the same time, this is after the gulf war and the Iraq war, the United States, Britain and France for the first time in the Persian gulf to deploy carrier operations.
On February 17, the USS Eisenhower, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier strike group, began a new round of combat deployments, directed at the Middle East, the deputy commander said. On February 21st, the French navy “DE gaulle” nuclear-powered aircraft carrier battle groups to the Persian gulf, and “DE gaulle” aircraft carrier arrived, the Persian gulf “queen Elizabeth” will appear at the same time Britain, the United States “Eisenhower” and France “DE gaulle” aircraft carrier, such as the rare scene, the Persian gulf for this will become the world’s aircraft carriers or aircraft carrier battle group of the most densely populated area. The HMS Queen Elizabeth strike group, carrying 32 F-35B stealth aircraft, has arrived in waters near the Persian Gulf and is on standby.
In addition, according to the Russian aerial reconnaissance satellites provide information and data of the U.S. military has quietly Wu Daide air force base in Qatar assembled including 2 B – 2 “ghost” stealth strategic bomber, 4 B – 1 B “lancer” heavy strategic bombers, 6 B – 52 h heavy strategic bombers, etc. A total of 12 long-range strategic bombers, more than 60 aircraft including the F – 35 a, F – 15, F – 16, fighter jets, as well as more than 10 for auxiliary combat planes, electronic warfare aircraft and air tankers. The military build-up of such intensity and scale has also reignited tensions in the Persian Gulf region, which has been somewhat calmer.
According to the past practice of the deployment of US aircraft carrier battle groups, the deployment of one aircraft carrier battle group in a certain sea area is a conventional combat deployment, and the deployment of two aircraft carrier battle groups at a time is a signal of war threat to a potential adversary, while the assembly of more than three aircraft carrier battle groups at one go is a precursor to direct action. Even though the three aircraft carrier strike groups are not deployed by the US military alone, it is unusual for three strategic Allies to have aircraft carriers in one region at the same time. Iran, long a foe of the United States in the Middle East or the Persian Gulf, should be on high alert.