June 26, 2019

What Would a U.S. Attack on Iran Look Like? Think F-35s and B-2 Bombers
Designed as a Cold War weapon to counter Soviet air defenses, Tomahawks are engineered to fly parallel to the ground on a lower trajectory closer to the terrain below, so as to avoid enemy radar systems. Now, while newer Tomahawks, such as the Maritime Tomahawk able to hit moving targets are now being engineered, they are not yet operational. Given this scenario, maneuverable air-assets might also be used in tandem with Tomahawks to surveil and hit targets such as mobile air defenses.While specifics regarding any potential strike on Iran are not available for understandable security reasons, the prospect of a measured attack of some kind raises significant questions regarding what assets or platforms might be best suited for a mission such as this -- submarine or ship launched Tomahawk missiles? Or stealth aircraft such as a B-2 or even an F-35?Widely regarded as a “first to strike” weapon, a Tomahawk missile could bring a number of specific unique advantages. First and foremost, they pose little risk to an attacking given that they have a range of up to 900 miles or more. They are extremely precise and effective against fixed or stationary targets such as command and control centers, fixed enemy missile launchers or anti-aircraft weapons. Using GPS guidance and a two-way data link, current Block IV Tomahawks do have an ability to change course in flight - should new intelligence arrive. They even have a drone-like aerial sensor ability to surveil target areas from the air, adding to levels of accuracy or precision. Tomahawks have been used as a first strike weapons in a high number of engagements in recent years to include Libya, Syria and Iraq - among others. Tomahawks can be fired from Navy cruisers, destroyers and even attack submarines beneath the sea. Finally, while the Navy of course has weapons to counter or destroy Iranian small boat attacks, a longer range, ship or submarine-fired Tomahawk could likely strike Iran while staying out of range of enemy counterattack.Designed as a Cold War weapon to counter Soviet air defenses, Tomahawks are engineered to fly parallel to the ground on a lower trajectory closer to the terrain below, so as to avoid enemy radar systems. Now, while newer Tomahawks, such as the Maritime Tomahawk able to hit moving targets are now being engineered, they are not yet operational. Given this scenario, maneuverable air-assets might also be used in tandem with Tomahawks to surveil and hit targets such as mobile air defenses.Now when it comes to air attacks, the Air Force and Pentagon have long referred to stealth bombers and newer “5th” generation aircraft, such as the F-35 and F-22, as being designed for a more high-end “contested” environment wherein the US may not have total air superiority. Therefore, should Iran have mobile air defenses, ground assets or other targets difficult to reach, attacks could likely come from a stealth aircraft. The now operational F-35, which has launched attacks in Afghanistan, could bring new advantages to an aerial assault of some kind. Since Iran may or may not have some advanced or modern air defenses, a stealth aircraft such as an F-35 might be used in tandem with Tomahawk strikes against Iranian air defenses.



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