Skip to comments.The Navy Did ?!?!? Over Libya?
Posted on 09/02/2011 12:48:50 PM PDT by blasater1960
If it's true the Navy has been shooting down scud missiles over Libya from sea, and for whatever reason Navy information never reported this, it's time to cut the Navy Information budget by 75%.
(Excerpt) Read more at informationdissemination.net ...
I don’t see a problem with this. The Navy gets to test a capability at Libya’s expense and the Russians, Chinese, Norks, and Iranians obtain a valuable lesson about how effective their missiles really are.
This technique might be useful for Israel and South Korea.
I don’t get it, why advertise our capabilities?
They need to be cut anyway, they are now a “global force for good,” as per the new commercial. We are no longer even making a pretext that the military is for defense, it’s now all about the new world/one-world order. The borders are wide open, our infrastructure collapsing, but the Navy is working for the “global” good.
Well, that shows the commitment of the author to accurate reporting.
How many clowns would go to such trouble?
Because it never happened? What these idiots don't understand is that shooting down a suborbital rocket requires you to launch another suborbital rocket. Both rockets will set off every launch detection system, both ground based and geo-spatial systems, and everyone will know about it. So to claim the US Navy has some secret launcher and rockets that are undetectable is crazy.
Best way to let 'em know we got the stuff is to just DO IT.
This is part of the reason for the post in the first place. Why no news? It appears to be solid but why are they keeping it under wraps?
We actually have a few missiles capable of going point-to-point with a SCUD. It’s just a programming solution is all.
See post 9.
My understanding is that a PAC-3 is just a Patriot Missile/Radar with exactly that, a software revision,.....
As a former squid, I am appalled at the “Global Force for Good”.
What happened to Join the Navy, ride the Waves?
Live the Adventure?
Just total bravo sierra, frankly.
/CTT3, 1988-1992 (9124, 9141)
I would guess a it’s the RIM-161 Standard Missile 2 (SM-2) with software upgrades. I doubt we would be lighting off any of the RIM-161 Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) that are essentially ABMs.
24 August 2011 UK Guardian Chris Stephen from Misrata Sirte is Gaddafis birthplace but to the symbolic value of capturing this city is added the urgency of overrunning bases from which Scud missiles are now being launched against Misrata. These Soviet-era rockets are the heaviest weapons so far deployed by pro-Gaddafi forces. At least four have been aimed at the city, the latest exploding amid a flash of orange in a thunderous detonation in the early hours of this morning, causing momentary panic among hundreds of people gathered to greet relatives freed from captivity in Tripoli. Misratans appear to have the US navy to thank for the failure of any of the missiles to reach their targets, with reports that a cruiser (make that a destroyer) operating in the Mediterranean has been using Aegis missiles to intercept the Scuds each time one is detected coming in over the Gulf of Sirte. What is unnerving the people here is that the interceptions, perhaps for technical reasons, take place at the last moment, with todays Scud being blown apart seconds before it would have hit the city. So far the US navy has hit four out four, but no one is sure how many scuds government forces still possess, nor whether Gaddafi has the capability to mount chemical warheads, as was the case with Iraq scuds fired at Israel in the 1991 Gulf war.
Why would navy rush to publish everything it does, ego?
There are sound strategic and national security reasons for not telling the world what you have done and what you are capable of
Thank you for your service!! My brother is (in the next month) about to be a full-bird in the Marines.
Never in my life have I seen such a sissified and frightening
commercial. It’s more like a Peace Corps ad or something.
My parents said it’s the guy running the show now...
....Maybe because it's not of your damn business. You want to know what's going on in the military....then get your sorry a$$ down to a recruiting station and sign up. Operations Security.....lack of it by the Main Stream Media KILLS!
Hello! The nave demonstrated an ABM ability with the Standard missiles years ago in a series of tests off Hawaii and California.
Well, if I read the little excerpt, and infer from the title correctly, we didn’t advertise it.
That said, it also never hurts to let you enemies know that you have certain capabilities. Not all of them mind you, but from time to time, you need to let them know you’re gonna be no pushover.
Also, as was mentioned, the Navy gets to test some capabilities in a real world, fluid environment. You can only test in the lab, or scripted live fire tests for so long.
If this story is true then: NICE SHOOTING NAVY!!
Het Borax Queen, the text below just came into my email inbox, Thought it would be worth posting.
By BGEN Greg Stroud (Ret)
Some of you know that I was recently "retired" as the 162 Fighter Wing Commander.
The decision was made by Brig Gen Mike Colangelo, the Arizona Air Commander, who replaced me because he "just wants to change the culture at the 162nd" -- not for cause or performance or any other reason.
This officer never commanded anything bigger than an Air Control Squadron, and somehow he wound up in charge. Heck, the guy probably got beat up in grade school every day.
I think it is indicative of what is happening in our Air Force and reinforces what Bruce MacLennan and the anonymous author have to say below.
Well, I also have something to say about our changing Air Force and it's quickly disappearing Fighter Pilot culture. How many scope-dope drone operators does it take to change a light bulb?
Two. One to change the bulb -- and one to kiss my ass.
Thats right. I said kiss my ass -- Cause Ive had it. The air superiority fighter and its PILOT are not dead and the Chinese are so far not impressed with drones.
I am tired of Fighter Pilots suffering at the hands of all the pencil pushing REMFs and ladder-climbing opportunists and shitty non-rated managers (who think they are leaders) just because the Air Force is currently more interested in feelings and sexual orientation than fighting.
Not all officers have what it takes to lead warriors, yet too many of them are in charge in our military.
At this rate we may lose the next real war.
These shit-bird officers need to be run out of leadership positions and get out of my face already.
We have too many people in our military that feel the need to play political victim and go to court instead of just dealing with it themselves. No one can have any kind of fun anymore.
Men and women cant flirt, hug, look at anyone sideways, or drink beer out of mermaid mug because of you victims and your lawyers.
Are you happy?
And while Im at it, Fighter Pilots, who are willing to die so that we can have low prices at the gas pump and shop at the mall, should be able to throw the wildest parties they can manage without one uptight biddy coming in and stopping it.
There were scads of women at The 91 Tailhook party who were having the time of their lives, voluntarily being just as debauched as any of the men were.
Everyone who flew a plane, or even knew someone who flew a plane, knew how wild those parties were and what went on. What does our society expect -- a prayer service? Its worse now than it was then.
Victims need to just throw some punches of their own whenever guys, gals, lesbos, or homos get out of line.
Doesnt our tax money go to teach all of our military how to fight?
Im not trying to make the idiotic she had it coming argument here, which would go something like of course they grabbed her breasts, look how big they are.
Plus, just reaching out and grabbing some boob is wrong no matter what.
When I was at Tailhook, even at our most drunken admin parties we never acted like that.
No matter how hard I try I cant think of an excuse good enough to do something like that. But its still nothing to lose a career over or get your panties in a wad.
Besides, fighter pilots are supposed to be aggressive assholes. Thats how we used to train them.
I dont know about you, but I dont want a military of fighter pilots who are gifted at giving sensitivity seminars.
I want mad-dog, rabid killers going to battle for me and mine. Man or woman.
When our homeland is threatened by Middle-Eastern Muslim radicals, or when we want to force our form of government on some poor, unsuspecting poppy growing shit hole, or when uppity North Korean despots develop nuke weapons, I want to be able to call on men and women who like to fight and drink.
I want an officer who knows how to whack some drunk in the balls when he grabs her tits, not call a press conference and a lawyer.
If youre a wimp who doesnt know how to find the exit at a rowdy party, go fly a kite -- not a jet fighter.
Fighter Pilot should always be capitalized because it is a hard-earned title. So there!
Perhaps it's time for me to retire.
Greg "Mongo" Stroud
Yep, free testing under real-world conditions.
SM-3s aren't cheap either. Not sure how many the Navy has just yet, nor how many of their Aegis CGs and DDGs have received the upgrades to fire them, nor where they are assigned... Wonder if the Navy quietly contracted with Raytheon to upgrade a few SM-2s and do some operational testing? See http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Raytheon_Standard_Missile_2_Destroys_Target_999.html
Why does a rattle snake rattle?
Thanks, B-Cause, and bttt!
...the Navy has been shooting down scud missiles over Libya from sea, and for whatever reason Navy information never reported this...Tripoli Turkey Shoot ping. This will be good practice for the coming missile barrage in the eastern Med -- depending of course on which side Zero wants to fight on.
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