Tuesday, April 6, 2021

US Navy Chief Says Drones That Swarmed U.S. Warships Off The California Coast In 2019 Are Still Unidentified

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd transits the Pacific Ocean on July 30, 2019.Anthony J. Rivera / US Navy 

The military is expected to deliver a report later this year to Congress on “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena." 

Drones that hovered around U.S. destroyers for hours off the California coast remain unidentified more than a year and a half after the episode, the Navy’s top officer says. Adm. Michael Gilday, chief of naval operations, spoke about the July 2019 flights Monday at a Defense Writers Group event in Washington. 

Gilday said the incident — and other similar sightings — were still being assessed. Asked if the Navy had identified the drones that flew near U.S. warships near the Channel Islands off Southern California, Gilday said: “No, we have not.” 


Anonymous said...

The Navy counted the drones form radar intercepts. So they have a count. Do they have a size? Do they have a operating range? With count range and size, they could estimate cost. Who could afford it? They could look at purchases, if it wan an intranational actor(s).

For intranational actors perhaps with a properly worded query, the NSA could pull up communications.

If it was the Chinese, we are just fucked. They are literally running ring around us and building 2 or 3 cola plants for everyone we shutter. Meanwhile the SJW fighting the near enemy about AGW for their greedy masters behind the belt of roads.

If it was a cartels, we are still fucked.

Bill said...

If you remember this,https://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/12/us/12cruise.html you should know that it wasn't fire that crippled this ship. It was an EMD from a nearby PRC warship.Modern , electronically controlled marine engines are easily incapacitated. This is from someone in the USN who would know.