Sunday, October 5, 2008

USS Ronald Reagan reportedly pulled from Persian Gulf

From PressTV:
The nuclear-powered USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier has reportedly departed the Persian Gulf after experiencing a technical problem.

"The Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, which belongs to the US Navy, left the Persian Gulf on Saturday after its experienced problems in its water sweetening system," an Iranian military official told IRNA on condition of anonymity on Saturday.

The technical problem forced the aircraft carrier to dock at Jabal Ali port in the United Arab Emirates on October 1.

The official added that the municipality of Jabal Ali provided the ship with 100 sweet water tankers containing 7,000 liters each.

The USS Ronald Reagan is a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered supercarrier in the service of the United States Navy; it can carry 90 fixed-wing aircraft or helicopters.

Interesting that Iran's media cites Iranian military sources in reporting this development. It's a deliberate indication of Iran's military intelligence capability.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Or a demonstration of nothing. Unnamed source? Hmmm....