Us amphibious landing ship cancels joint performance and goes to the Middle East in response to Irans threat

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 Us amphibious landing ship cancels joint performance and goes to the Middle East in response to Irans threat


The amphibious assault ship lhd-5ussbataan has cancelled its planned exercises with the Moroccan military and is carrying thousands of Marines to the Middle East, the US Department of defense confirmed Wednesday. According to US media reports, the Pentagon also plans to add nearly 3000 soldiers of 82nd Airborne Division to deal with the threat from Iran.

Screenshot: US Naval Research Institute News Network

On Friday, usni news learned from the U.S. Department of defense that the Badan was originally scheduled to participate in a joint exercise with the Moroccan military, the African sea lion 2020, on January 8. But the exercise has been cancelled in view of the escalation of the conflict with Iran, and the ship is heading for the Middle East.

As of December 30, according to usnis fleet tracker, Badan was still in the waters near Morocco in northwest Africa. The US Navys Truman carrier battle group was located in the Arabian Sea near the Gulf of Oman.

Badan has arrived near the Moroccan sea area on December 30 last year. Photo from: usnifleettracker

Matthew combe, a spokesman for the Sixth Fleet, said the Bataan and its Marines were carrying out routine operations to demonstrate the inherent flexibility of the Navy.. For operational security reasons, he said, he would not discuss the ships future arrangements. The Marine Expeditionary amphibious emergency mission (argmeu) continues to provide commanders with a globally deployed, flexible and responsive marine air to ground task force.

Badan is the fifth amphibious assault ship of wasp class, with a full displacement of 40000 tons. It is the largest amphibious assault ship in the world with the largest tonnage and the largest number of aircrafts. It can carry 1800 Marines and various types of modern landing boats.

Amphibious attack ship Badan from: the same as the U.S. Department of Defense

Under the standard configuration, the ship can carry 6 AV-8B harrier / F-35B fixed wing aircraft, 4 AH-1W / Z super Cobra armed helicopters, 12 mv-22b Osprey tilt rotor aircraft, etc.

At present, the 26th expeditionary team of the Marine Corps is accompanied by the Badan, which is equipped with the Osprey tilt rotor aircraft in addition to the infantry, with a staff of 2400.

Marines of the 26th expedition on board train

In the near future, the contradiction between the United States and Iran has gradually escalated. Protesters tried to storm the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad after the first U.S. air strike on Iraqi Pro Iranian Shiite forces on December 30. Trump, on twitter, accused Iran of being behind the scenes.

On January 3 and 4, under Trumps command, the U.S. military launched air strikes in Iraq for two consecutive days, killing several senior Shiite armed officials, including Sulaimani, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Holy City Brigade.

Sulaimani is planning an attack on U.S. diplomatic and military members in Iraq and the region, the Pentagon said in a statement. Irans permanent ambassador to the United Nations, ravange, said the killing of Sulaimani is tantamount to declaring war on Iran..

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Later, tens of thousands of people in Iran marched on the streets, chanting America to die. Sulaimanis successor warned: American bodies will be found all over the Middle East. Irans top leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, has vowed severe reprisals..

Iraqs Security Department announced late Thursday that rocket and mortar attacks on several places, including the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and the U.S. Air Force Base in Ballard, have injured three soldiers and damaged the airport runway. Iraqi security forces are investigating the incident.

On the 3rd, ABC took the lead in reporting that the Pentagon plans to add nearly 3500 82nd Airborne Division soldiers to the Middle East to deal with the threat from Iran. The U.S. military website points out that the addition of Badan will bring the number of American troops transferred to the Middle East to close to 20000 since May last year.