QUICKSINK [video features the F-35A]

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Unread post17 May 2022, 14:11

I don't know why the idea that QUICKSINK has to hit below the waterline of the target ship still has traction here. Like modern torpedoes that detonate BELOW the hull via a proximity fuze, this is the job of Quicksink. As is well explained in the video/audio the combination of effects breaks the hull. End of story.
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Unread post17 May 2022, 15:57

spazsinbad wrote:I don't know why the idea that QUICKSINK has to hit below the waterline of the target ship still has traction here. Like modern torpedoes that detonate BELOW the hull via a proximity fuze, this is the job of Quicksink. As is well explained in the video/audio the combination of effects breaks the hull. End of story.


For what's worth, I wasn't referring/agreeing about the place around the ship where QUICKSINK will hit but instead I was agreeing about the type of seeker that QUICKSINK will or could probably use.
“Active stealth” is what the ignorant nay sayers call ECM and pretend like it’s new.
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Unread post16 Jul 2022, 07:17

TELL 'EM THEY NEED QUICKSINK and DAMN THE TORPEDOES! https://twitter.com/i/status/1548129257884266498

SINKex RimPac 2022 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGufil058Vw [11Mb .MP4 attached below]
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Unread post16 Jul 2022, 12:55

SINKEX ex USS Rodney M Davis FFG 60 Jul 12th RIMPAC 2022 [trimmed version attached]
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Unread post16 Jul 2022, 20:03

That FFG's survivability is impressive.
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Unread post16 Jul 2022, 22:02

Some explanation about the missiles in this video of the above event. TWO Harpoonies then an Exocet.

RIMPAC SINKEX: Malaysian Corvette KD LEKIR Fires Exocet Missile https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fb_9iDWrOy0

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Unread post17 Jul 2022, 17:29

From Twitter...

Stills from various videos and images released with the SINKEX media show:
An F-18F Super Hornet with a paveway guided bomb
MH-60 Seahawk with an AGM-114 Hellfire missile
The KD Lekir firing an MM40 Exocet Missile
The HMCS Winnipeg firing 2 Harpoon Missiles
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Unread post19 Jul 2022, 12:19

Missile Exercise Sends Frigate to the Bottom
18 Jul 2022 Edward Lundquist

"...The ships and aircraft, which were participating in the Rim of the Pacific 2022 (RIMPAC) exercise, sank the decommissioned ex-USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) July 12, in waters 15,000 feet deep, 50 nautical miles north of Kauai....

...Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Winnipeg (FFH 338) fired two Harpoon missiles as part of the SINKEX. A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft deployed an AGM-84D Harpoon missile, and an F/A-18F Super Hornet from Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) launched an GBU-16 laser guided bomb for the event. The 1,850-ton, 321-foot Royal Malaysian Navy corvette KD Lekir fired an Exocet MM40 missile during the SINKEX....

...The ex-Rodney M. Davis was a 4,100-ton, 453-foot Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigate that served in the U.S. Navy from 1987 to 2015. Preparing decommissioned ships for sinking follows a rigorous process to ensure there are no hazardous materials, fuels or lubricants still onboard. The target ships must be sunk in water at least 6,000 feet deep and at least 50 nautical miles from land...."

Photo: "Rim of the Pacific 2022 military forces from Australia, Canada, Malaysia and the United States fired upon and sunk the decommissioned ex-USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60), July 12, during a sinking exercise to gain proficiency in tactics, targeting and live firing against a surface target at sea. U.S. NAVY" https://seapowermagazine.org/wp-content ... -Davis.jpg


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Unread post19 Jul 2022, 12:41

madrat wrote:That FFG's survivability is impressive.


Yes, I agree.
The USS Stark (also an Oliver Hazard Perry class Frigate) in 1987 was another example when it was hit by two (2) Exocet missiles in 1987 while in active service on the Persian Gulf and the survived the attack.

IMO, it was an odd decision to retire the Oliver Hazard Perry class Frigates even because the US Navy is now struggling with numbers of combat ships compared to the Chinese Navy. Again IMO, it would be better to modernize these frigates. As a result the US Navy is now procuring new frigates (based on the Franco-Italian FREMM design).
“Active stealth” is what the ignorant nay sayers call ECM and pretend like it’s new.
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Unread post19 Jul 2022, 21:46

Steel Hulls in saltwater do not last forever. Quantity is not always a Quality all its own. QUICKSINK fixes Quantity issues.
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Unread post20 Jul 2022, 02:25

spazsinbad wrote:Steel Hulls in saltwater do not last forever. Quantity is not always a Quality all its own. QUICKSINK fixes Quantity issues.


Yes of course. But the Oliver Hazard Perry class Frigates are not "that old" (for a ship). Most of them where build in the 1980's and thus have the same/similar age as the Ticonderoga class cruisers.

And yes, I agree that Quantity is not always a Quality all its own.
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Unread post20 Jul 2022, 02:45

TICOs were built over quite a time span but their time is UP: https://militarywatchmagazine.com/artic ... five-years
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Unread post03 Aug 2022, 21:51

Back to SUNKQik....
Four ways to kill a ship: How US Marines are focused on controlling the seas
04 Aug 2022 Megan Eckstein

"...F/A-18 Hornet jets from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232, operating with 7th Marines as part of the temporary Marine Air-Ground Task Force 7, shot modified Joint Direct Attack Munition bombs against the decommissioned amphibious ship Denver during a sinking exercise.

Marine Corps Forces Pacific spokesman Maj. Nick Mannweiler told Defense News this was the first employment of this JDAM weapon by Marine aircraft, and its first use against a ship. The Air Force previously tested the modified JDAM against a full-scale vessel target, but not an actual warship. https://www.defensenews.com/air/2022/05 ... ling-jdam/

Additionally, the squadron, which also fired high-speed anti-radiation missiles and a Harpoon anti-ship missile, practiced the sensing and targeting portion of the kill chain alongside Navy P-8 maritime patrol aircraft and Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drones. According to a news release on the sinking exercise, dubbed SINKEX, this demonstrated “the U.S. Marine Corps’ ability to integrate into a joint and combined command and control network anywhere.”...

...RIMPAC 2022 featured the JDAM and the Harpoon to sink the ex-Denver...."

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