Thanks for your great work. I really appreciate your final thought and the explanations.
The Indian navy is now very well equipped, probably the fight would be even fiercer now.
Thanks! I thought some kind of post combat review was in order, giving how much happened during the battle. I also thought it would help explain why things happened the way they did, such as not being able to attack the enemy airfields, etc.
A quick note on the Indian navy, for this scenario they were "buffed" up quite a bit. The briefing says as much. They get extra aircraft from both the Russians and the Chinese, and their surface fleet is beefed up as well.
Really great AAR. Thanks for posting it.
I think your observations on the CVBG vs the CSG are spot on. The USN doesn't really have anything yet to replace the TASM, although there is another maritime strike version in development I think.
I have found the only way to make old Harpoons work is to surround them with jammers and lead with HARMs, it gives them half a chance, sometimes.
Thanks. I look forward to the next one.
Thanks for reading, and I'm glad you enjoyed it!
The Navy is currently in the process of revamping and increasing their surface warfare capabilities. A lot of old Tomahawks are being refitted to a new TASM model developed by Raytheon, and the Zumwalt is also being refitted to be a dedicated anti-ship vessel. Also, the new SM-6 missile, which is multi-role (can hit both ships and aircraft at ranges of over 125nm) is being introduced to the fleet sometime this year as well. The Navy has a lot of fun toys coming!
I still can't post links yet, but I'll copy the names of the articles covering these changes so others can google it:
The Navy’s stealth destroyers to get new weapons and a new mission: killing ships - Navy Times
Raytheon marks milestone for its Tomahawk, looks to the future - Navy Times