Tsavo Lion wrote:It's becoming blue water navy on its own right, & now it can support the PLAN CBGs,etc. in the Indian Ocean, Red & Med. Seas. It won;t surprise me if they do some exercises in the SC Sea in the future!
You suspect a potential " game " i don't think and it is rather a green water Navy
This new have replace a true daddy 54 years here and during a moment both have same name
In fact meantime retired
New page for the new on wiki but only one helo
can carry up to 8,650 tons of F-76 fuel, 210 tons of JP-5 fuel, 1,050 tons of fresh water and dry cargo of up to 650 tons. It has a ferry range of 10,000 nautical miles at a speed of 15 knots.