Iranian Revolutionary Guard patrol boats shadow the aircraft carrier John C. Middle East News. The strait at its narrowest point is 33 kilometers 21 miles wide, in the waters between Iran and Oman.
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For just this reason, the US has put a lot of effort into anti-submarine warfare, so US carrier strike groups have "the ability to put weapons on submarine contacts very quickly," Clark told BI.
Additionally, the US Navy pays attention to how it moves weapons around the ship, keeping these bombs and missiles as protected as possible. There are also a lot of redundant systems, which means that critical systems can be rerouted, making it hard to take out essentials, such as the propulsion system, which would leave the ship dead in the water if destroyed.
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