Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $20,300
23%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 23% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: harmmissile

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Navy using radar-jamming planes to fire missiles in risky new strategy

    03/29/2003 11:37:36 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 14 replies · 322+ views
    Associated Press | March 30, 2003 | ROHAN SULLIVAN
    ABOARD THE USS KITTY HAWK (AP) - Slow-moving and packed with electronic equipment, the Prowler radar-jamming plane usually stays clear of battle. But with the campaign against Baghdad's defenses heating up, the Prowlers are joining in the strikes. It's a risk for the vulnerable aircraft, but their crews say they've been eager to get into the fight. "It's about time," said Lt. Doug Graber, an electronic warfare officer who was on a EA-6B Prowler that fired a missile Saturday -- the second strike by a Prowler from the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk in two days. Prowlers usually stay...