Today we have used a large number of assets comprising 34 aircraft, 40 ships, hundereds of men, thousands of man-hours has been deployed.
I know man-hours means the amount of work that could be done in an hour. But "deploy" means be in the right position and ready to be used, doesn't it?
So am I interpreting the text correctly? ... We are ready or there are many persons ready to work hard during incoming hours.