USN Successfully Thwarts Attack With First Engagement of MDS

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Unread post13 Oct 2016, 01:42

U.S. Navy Successfully Thwarts Attack With First Engagement Of Missile Defense System
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Unread post13 Oct 2016, 01:54

"Foxtrotalpha". :roll:
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Unread post13 Oct 2016, 02:26

It's the first Positive message they've ever posted about the military, so it's worth noting.
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Unread post13 Oct 2016, 07:06

There was another attack today against the USS Mason. Again failed with missiles spoofed/shot down. USS Mason retaliated with cruise missiles:

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen ... ium=Social

In the earlier attack yesterday, 2 SM-2s and 1 ESSM were launched
https://news.usni.org/2016/10/11/uss-ma ... les-attack
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Unread post13 Oct 2016, 07:32

http://alert5.com/2016/10/13/uss-nitze- ... more-58207

USS Nitze DDG-94 3/0 Yemen radar sites, BGM-109 Tomahawks 13Oct16

USS Nitze fired 3 Tomahawks at radar sites in Yemen

U.S. President Barak Obama has authorized the Pentagon to conduct strikes in Yemen and USS Nitze was ordered to fire three BGM-109 Tomahawk cruise missiles at radar sites in Yemen on Oct. 13.
The Pentagon said in a statement that these radars were active during previous attacks and attempted attacks on ships off the coast of Yemen.

https://youtu.be/fkssghUIvNQ

Published on Oct 12, 2016
RED SEA (Oct. 13, 2016) The guided missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) launches a strike against three coastal radar sites in Houthi-controlled territory on Yemen's Red Sea coast. Due to hostile acts, continuing and imminent threat of force, and multiple threats to vessels in the Bab-al Mandeb Strait, including U.S.


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Unread post13 Oct 2016, 08:57

https://news.usni.org/2016/10/11/uss-ma ... les-attack
http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/u ... k-on-ships

These are the original articles that the FoxTrotAlpha article was made from.
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Unread post13 Oct 2016, 13:11

KamenRiderBlade wrote:It's the first Positive message they've ever posted about the military, so it's worth noting.


If you read through it it's more "damning with faint praise". Basically, "hurrr expensive, unproven, Cold War relic. Decrepit as it is I guess it sorta works- against a 3rd world country with old stuff."
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Unread post13 Oct 2016, 13:12

KamenRiderBlade wrote:https://news.usni.org/2016/10/11/uss-mason-fired-3-missiles-to-defend-from-yemen-cruise-missiles-attack
http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/u ... k-on-ships

These are the original articles that the FoxTrotAlpha article was made from.


Better to just post those. Then we don't need to see the Gawker spin (that dumpster fire can't go out of business soon enough), and they don't get a click.
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