9-11 USN - Mission, Functions, & Strategies of the...

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Mission, Functions, & Strategies of the Navy- Part 2
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PRINCIPAL SHIPS OF THE US NAVY
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The Carrier Mission To provide a credible, sustainable, independent forward presence and conventional deterrence in peacetime, To operate as the cornerstone of joint/allied maritime expeditionary forces in times of crisis, and To operate and support aircraft attacks on enemies, protect friendly forces and engage in sustained independent operations in war.
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CG - Ticonderoga Class Cruiser DDG - Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer DD - Spruance Class Destroyer FFG - Perry Class Frigate
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CRUISERS Features: Modern U. S. Navy guided missile cruisers perform primarily in a Battle Force role. These ships are multi- mission [Air Warfare (AW), Undersea Warfare (USW), and Surface Warfare (SUW)] surface combatants capable of supporting carrier battle groups, amphibious forces, or of operating independently and as flagships of surface action groups. Cruisers are equipped with Tomahawk cruise missiles giving them additional long range strike mission capability.
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Guided Missile Cruiser (CG) Ticonderoga Class
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DESTROYERS Features: Destroyers and guided missile destroyers operate in support of
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course NS 101 taught by Professor Milian during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Maritime.

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