What is an Interdiction Assault Ship?

Introduction The Interdiction Assault Ship (IAS) was an aircraft cruiser conversion project in 1980 for the Iowa-class battleships that would have removed the aft main gun turret. Refer to Interdiction and Maritime Interdiction. Overview This would free up space for a V-shaped ramped flight deck (the base of the V would have been on the… Read More


What is Maritime Interdiction?

Introduction Maritime interdiction – also known as maritime Interception or naval interdiction operations (MIOs) – are naval operations, that aim to delay, disrupt, or destroy enemy forces or supplies en route to the battle area before they do any harm against friendly forces, similar to air interdiction. Maritime interdiction took place in both World Wars,… Read More

What is Interdiction?

Introduction Interdiction is a military term for the act of delaying, disrupting, or destroying enemy forces or supplies en route to the battle area. A distinction is often made between strategic and tactical interdiction. The former refers to operations whose effects are broad and long-term; tactical operations are designed to affect events rapidly and in… Read More