Then the situation is worse than hopeless. The American exercises show the bombers getting through to the fleet and hitting up to 1/3 of the ships. CAP could only be expected to 'down' 1/3 of the attacking bombers and escorts ended up 'on their own'. If you can't intercept these bombers -then you have to contend with many more missiles ...a target that's much harder to destroy than a bomber. Worse their maybe just as many missiles launched from SSGN & missile cruisers. Combined , that could mean as many as 100 missiles launched in coordinated strike on any one battle group/convoy.