Wednesday, October 12, 2016

More Details Revealed On How The U.S. Navy Missile Destroyer USS Mason Defended Itself From Yemen Cruise Missile Attack

USS Mason (DDG-87) fires an SM-2 during a March 2016 exercise. US Navy Image

USNI News: USS Mason Fired 3 Missiles to Defend From Yemen Cruise Missiles Attack

The crew of a guided-missile destroyer fired three missiles to defend themselves and another ship after being attacked on Sunday in the Red Sea by two presumed cruise missiles fired by Iran-backed Houthi-forces, USNI News has learned.

During the attack against USS Mason (DDG-87), the ship’s crew fired the missiles to defend the guided-missile destroyer and nearby USS Ponce (AFSB(I)-15) from two suspected cruise missiles fired from the Yemini shore, two defense officials told USNI News.

Mason launched two Standard Missile-2s (SM-2s) and a single Enhanced Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) to intercept the two missiles that were launched about 7 P.M. local time. In addition to the missiles, the ship used its Nulka anti-ship missile decoy, the sources confirmed. Mason was operating in international waters north of the strait of Bab el-Mandeb at the time of the attack.

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More News On The U.S. Navy Missile Destroyer Firing 3 Missiles To Defend Itself From Yemen Cruise Missile Attack

How a Navy Destroyer Can Beat a Missile Attack -- Popular Mechanics
U.S. Navy Successfully Thwarts Attack With First Engagement Of Missile Defense System -- Fox Trot Alpha
USS Mason Fired Three Missiles During Anti-Ship Missile Attack Off Yemen -- The Drive
Deadly Waters Off Yemen Threaten U.S. Ships -- Daily Beast

1 comment:

fazman said...

Looks like the worlds greatest mussiles suppiled by the worlds greatest military lived up to expectations once again.