Rare to see +40 warships sailing together.1st,some navies have little more (if not less) than 40 serviceable ships.2nd,though it would not be that easy to come too close to formation (considered flagship US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier),*could be* huge target for air,naval & underwater assets involved in maritime attack/anti-ship missions.Taken during RIMPAC 2014,24th in series of world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise taking place in Pacific Jun.26-Aug. 1.
End of November 2012, China announced that the first landing was successfully Liaoning, two months after he received the aircraft carrier, the former Varyag bought from the Ukraine in 2000. In April, the Deputy Chief of Naval Staff Xue Song hinted that China will certainly endow a second aircraft carrier.
ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 8, 2009) The Northrop Grumman Corporation-developed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle MQ-8B Fire Scout hovers over the flight deck of the guided-missile frigate USS McInerney (FFG 8). McInerney is preparing for an upcoming counter-illicit trafficking deployment to Latin America, where the ship is scheduled to use Fire Scout to assist with counter-drug operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alan Gragg)