U.S. Navy resumes naval convoy training exercises in Europe

U.S. Navy resumes naval convoy training exercises in Europe

The US Navy has been conducting naval exercises under the name Atlantic Convoy Ops since the end of February this year. The main objective of these exercises is to ensure the transfer by sea of ​​personnel and military equipment of the American army to Europe through the waters of the Atlantic.


For the first time since the end of the Cold War, the US Navy has been conducting naval caravan exercises from the US coast to Europe across the Atlantic. Cover for maritime transport carrying personnel and equipment for participating in the Defender 2020 exercises is provided by an aircraft carrier strike group led by the nuclear carrier "Dwight D. Eisenhower", P-8 Poseidon aircraft and one strike submarine. According to the scenario of exercises, surface and submarine warships using aviation They worked out the “clearing” of the future shipping lane before the convoy passed, starting from the coastal waters of the USA and further to the Atlantic all the way to the European shores.

Our ships can no longer expect to operate in a safe place on the east coast or simply cross the Atlantic unhindered

- said Vice Admiral Andrew Lewis, commander of the 2nd fleet The USA, which controls the western and north Atlantic.

The convoy used civilian chartered ships as transports carrying military equipment.

As stated in the command of the American Navy, naval convoys remain the most effective way to deliver military cargo to another continent. According to US military planning, more than 90% of military cargo will come from the United States to the theater of operations through sea transport.
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  1. aszzz888 6 March 2020 10: 44 New
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    As stated in the command of the US Navy, naval convoys remain most effective a method of delivering military cargo to another continent.
    What about the "most" safest? request
    1. Thrall 6 March 2020 10: 50 New
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      Sharks will be full smile
      1. aszzz888 6 March 2020 10: 51 New
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        Thrall Today, 10: 50 NEW
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        Sharks will be full smile
        I suppose the crabs will be full. wink
        1. Shurik70 6 March 2020 13: 26 New
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          Our ships can no longer expect to operate in a safe place on the east coast or simply cross the Atlantic unhindered

          Oops ... Somewhere a leak ... Um ... Someone ...
    2. Terenin 6 March 2020 11: 18 New
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      Quote: aszzz888

      As stated in the command of the US Navy, naval convoys remain most effective a method of delivering military cargo to another continent.
      What about the "most" safest? request

      If they have efficiency associated with cash flows, and security with agreements in the framework of international cooperation, it’s interesting what What will the USA choose?
      1. bessmertniy 6 March 2020 11: 35 New
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        It seems to me the whole point is in fascist shortcomings. what It is they who threaten the American convoys, which are sent to help Europe. negative In this dark business, it is important to hit the den. And I even know where the lair is located. wassat
    3. knn54 6 March 2020 11: 39 New
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      If there are WHERE and WHERE.
  2. Masha 6 March 2020 10: 50 New
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    Our ships can no longer expect to operate in a safe place on the east coast or simply cross the Atlantic unhindered

    Overwhelmed?
    So dust off! wink
  3. Serg65 6 March 2020 10: 53 New
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    The main objective of these exercises is to ensure the transfer by sea of ​​personnel and military equipment of the American army to Europe through the waters of the Atlantic.

    But this is already serious, here it already smacks of kerosene!
    1. Terenin 6 March 2020 11: 22 New
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      Quote: Serg65
      The main objective of these exercises is to ensure the transfer by sea of ​​personnel and military equipment of the American army to Europe through the waters of the Atlantic.

      But this is already serious, here it already smacks of kerosene!

      Did not know, request that "calibers" on kerosene work ...
      Welcome hi
      1. Serg65 6 March 2020 11: 30 New
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        Greetings Gennady hi
        For 10 years, the Americans did not remember their Atlantic convoys, what made them remember this? what Maybe caliber!
        1. Masha 6 March 2020 12: 12 New
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          Sergey, hello there! love
          She is exceptional ... they fly on her ..
        2. saigon 6 March 2020 12: 47 New
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          Well, in general, strange people are admirals, all theories of sea power in my head.
          And to think there is no war-why convoy?
          War, but where did the convoy send from?
          On the ports of Coy for the transfer of a nuclear strike and the question of the convoys removed as completely irrelevant.
          1. Serg65 6 March 2020 13: 05 New
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            Quote: saigon
            Well, in general, strange people are admirals, all theories of sea power in my head.

            Nobody will immediately throw vigorous bonbs, from here admiral theories. For what period of hostilities there will be enough stocks of American equipment and ammunition in Europe, no one knows, from here and worries about convoys ... and not so much admirals as generals from the Committee of Chiefs of Staff. The return of the Russian nuclear submarines, surface ships and long-range aviation to the expanses of the Atlantic greatly enhanced these experiences!
            Quote: saigon
            On the ports of Coy for the transfer of a nuclear strike and the question of the convoys removed as completely irrelevant.

            A nuclear strike will not only cross out, but also stop the war itself, as there will be no one to fight!
  4. askort154 6 March 2020 10: 54 New
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    More than 2 feet under the keel - I can’t wish. no
    1. aszzz888 6 March 2020 11: 16 New
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      askort154 (Alexander) Today, 10: 54
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      More than 2 feet under the keel - I can’t wish. no
      Yes, and so much "wish" wink .
    2. NordUral 6 March 2020 11: 22 New
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      Better 2000 over the masts.
  5. Prisoner 6 March 2020 10: 58 New
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    "... Convoys remain the most effective way of delivering military cargo ...". Do these people study history in their colleges and universities, or is it not a tribe for them? In the event of war, with the current means of reconnaissance and detection, only oil stains and debris will remain on the surface of the Atlantic.
    1. Brylevsky 6 March 2020 12: 16 New
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      Do these people study history in their colleges and universities, or is it not a tribe for them?

      But there is no other way to deliver goods. By air it is too expensive ... The sea was and will be the only bridge for military traffic connecting the Old and New Worlds. With the appropriate level of cover for cargo ships by warships and aircraft, why not? We, too, Kamchatka and other "north" due to sea freight, survive - there will be no "northern deliveries", in the same year our north will also be bent. You can’t import a lot of military “sides” and the prime cost of such “cargo transportation” will not even be golden — diamond.
  6. HAM
    HAM 6 March 2020 11: 03 New
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    It would be better to work out an escape from Europe to the states, much more useful ....
  7. Alien From 6 March 2020 11: 04 New
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    It seems to me that even for striped beetles such protection of the convoy would not be affordable ....)))
    1. Brylevsky 6 March 2020 12: 21 New
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      However, during the Second World War there were naval convoys? Even through the Pacific Ocean they went ... for example, from the west coast of the USA to Vladivostok. It turns out that it was economically viable, otherwise they would not go.
      1. Prisoner 6 March 2020 12: 27 New
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        History, gentlemen, history must be studied by her darling. In particular, the history of these same convoys.
        1. Brylevsky 6 March 2020 13: 42 New
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          History, gentlemen, we must study history

          There was no alternative to sea convoys, and there are not, and are unlikely to be. There is such a point of view: if all sea transportation is interrupted for at least six months, then one half of the world will freeze, the other will die of starvation. History, science, of course, is necessary and it is necessary to know history. But when it comes to logistics, the first place comes not from history, but from mathematics.
      2. Alien From 6 March 2020 12: 49 New
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        This is of course true, just do not forget the cost of operating AUG. And of course, beetles never do anything for nothing, without their own benefit.
  8. PSih2097 6 March 2020 11: 13 New
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    According to the scenario of the exercises, surface and submarine warships with the help of aviation worked out the “clearing” of the future shipping lane before the passage of the convoy, starting from the coastal waters of the USA and further to the Atlantic all the way to the European shores.

    I wonder who there depicted the object of "clearing"?
  9. Rostislav 6 March 2020 11: 18 New
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    In the ocean, you can’t hide from a spy satellite. And the rest is a matter of technology. So you can forget about naval convoys, the main defense of which was stealth.
    1. Glory1974 6 March 2020 11: 47 New
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      In the ocean, you can’t hide from a spy satellite. And the rest is a matter of technology.

      This is the whole thing in technology.
      Who will heat them and how? Hundreds of German submarines could not stop escorting convoys during the war. If the mess begins now, far from hundreds can enter the business, I think no more than a couple dozen submarines. In the best case, a couple of dozen ships will be sunk and that’s all.
    2. Alexey RA 6 March 2020 12: 18 New
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      Quote: Rostislav
      In the ocean, you can’t hide from a spy satellite. And the rest is a matter of technology. So you can forget about naval convoys, the main defense of which was stealth.

      Stealth was a defense except at the beginning of WWII. And then the direct KOH escort (escorting AB and EM, frigates, corvettes, and other trifles) became the protection of KOH, and then the anti-submarine search and attack groups with escort aircraft carriers "cleared" the transition areas. On the tracks near the enemy, KOH additionally covered groups of near and far cover (the latter included even LK and AB).

      And during the Cold War, NATO covered the routes of the Atlantic KOH with defense in depth, which involved all the forces, up to the AUG (after the cancellation of anti-submarine aircraft). It is for this purpose that the Viking squadron appeared in universal air wings.
    3. Brylevsky 6 March 2020 12: 23 New
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      In the ocean, you can’t hide from a spy satellite

      "He sees an eye, but a tooth does not have" wink To see does not mean to destroy.
  10. Alexey RA 6 March 2020 11: 53 New
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    The US Navy has been conducting naval exercises under the name Atlantic Convoy Ops since the end of February this year. The main objective of these exercises is to ensure the transfer by sea of ​​personnel and military equipment of the American army to Europe through the waters of the Atlantic.

    Why are they encrypted? This is the usual REFORGER.
    Cover for maritime transport carrying personnel and equipment for participating in the Defender 2020 exercises is provided by an aircraft carrier strike group led by the nuclear carrier "Dwight D. Eisenhower", P-8 Poseidon aircraft and one strike submarine.

    Well. And someone wrote that the AUG is a purely offensive structure, and it has no defensive tasks. And she does not cover the convoys ... smile
    1. GTYCBJYTH2021 7 March 2020 07: 49 New
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      Is there really any experience in guarding AUGs convoys? In -84 they worked in Tikhovy, the Aquatoria training ground, they waited for the ICBM - Kitty Hawk passed, 12 ships guarded him, the tanker did not count .....
      1. Alexey RA 10 March 2020 10: 44 New
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        Quote: GTYCBJYTH2021
        Is there really any experience in guarding AUGs convoys?

        Must watch. how was the cover. In the classic Atlantic scenario of the Cold War, an AUG with a universal wing was deployed at the turn of the PLO, covering the KOH route from air and submarine threats from the north and northeast and supporting the forces of the NATO PLO.
        1. GTYCBJYTH2021 19 March 2020 05: 46 New
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          In the teachings and assumptions this was ...... If the aircraft carrier was GUARDED, what could it guard? Herself.....
  11. Ratmir_Ryazan 6 March 2020 11: 54 New
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    One bravado in messages, and there are not so many reasons to calm yourself.

    Russia needs to increase the number of multipurpose nuclear submarines and the number of bases for them, moreover, disguised and sheltered from surveillance and protected from a massive missile strike by hundreds of Tomahawks at a time, ideally cut down directly in the rock or in the form of huge fortified canopies, so that in case of war it would be possible go to the open sea and drown such convoys.

    So far, we have not many means that can attack an American convoy carrying hundreds of armored vehicles in its womb. And all our bases and boats on them are in full view - the Americans see how many boats we have at the bases, which boats we have at these bases and see when the boats leave the bases.

    Attacking a convoy that accompanies a whole AUG is not so simple, it will be guarded by a large number of destroyers from missile and torpedo attacks and, in calculation, they will keep the possibility of a missile strike by one or two nuclear submarines at a time.
    The perimeter at a distance of firing range of Granites, Onyxes and Zircons will be patrolled by nuclear submarines (US multipurpose nuclear submarines for 60 pieces) and US anti-submarine aircraft (which are also numerous).
    Getting to such an escort will be very difficult.

    It is especially worth considering the moment that in the event of an attack on us, all our naval bases will be attacked and how many boats will remain in our ranks is unknown, if any.
    1. Brylevsky 6 March 2020 12: 26 New
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      Attacking the convoy that accompanies the whole AUG is not so simple

      Bravo, colleague! One of the few sober thoughts here ...
  12. Barmaleyka 6 March 2020 12: 15 New
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    simply mattresses stubbornly preparing for war on the European continent
    1. Ratmir_Ryazan 6 March 2020 12: 28 New
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      simply mattresses stubbornly preparing for war on the European continent


      Write more specifically - they are preparing for war with Russia.
      1. Barmaleyka 6 March 2020 12: 39 New
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        Well, not with Germany, it’s clear
  13. Amateur 6 March 2020 13: 09 New
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    According to US military planning, more than 90% of military cargo will come from the United States to the theater of operations through sea transport.

    The remaining 10% of the Russian Strategic Missile Forces will be delivered to America absolutely free. am
    1. Brylevsky 6 March 2020 13: 52 New
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      The remaining 10% of the Russian Strategic Missile Forces will be delivered to America absolutely free.

      Why this bravado? And they that to us - on 100% will not "deliver"? They, at least, exercises in joint swimming and maneuvering actually held. And with us - only on paper ... So think about who has better preparation for a real war. We have the interaction of the combat and civilian fleets - a solid props, equally unnecessary to the leaders of shipping companies, or to the military themselves.
      1. Amateur 6 March 2020 13: 57 New
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        whose preparation for a real war is better.

        Preparing for a real war is NATO’s maneuvers in Poland and the Baltic states. Who are they going to fight against in Europe?
        Well, the Strategic Missile Forces - that would not be particularly relearned.
        1. Brylevsky 6 March 2020 14: 08 New
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          Joint sailing as part of a convoy in peacetime is also a preparation for war. I repeat:
          We have the interaction of the combat and civilian fleets - a solid props, equally unnecessary to the leaders of shipping companies, or to the military themselves.

          I am a sailor, and I know what I'm talking about.
      2. GTYCBJYTH2021 7 March 2020 07: 54 New
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        In the last century in Kamchatka, I caught fish on BMRT, there was a case when diesel fuel was bunkered with diesel fuel .... at night .... But this was under the Soviet regime .....