Thursday, October 19, 2023


 USS Carney was reportedly attacked and defended itself against both missiles and drones fired from the 3rd world country of Yemen somewhere in the Red Sea today. The day long predicted is now here.

Hopefully there was some savvy dude who directed that all of the counterfire systems we had deployed in Iraq were redeployed and manned and ready to defend our installations in the Middle East which don't really suffer much when overestimating the reasonable measures that the various installation commanders have been installing and implementing since Khobar Towers were attacked with impunity in 1996.

Drones in asymmetrical warfare have been an idea since I started writing here. I think we're going to find out what it's like to have no defense against air attack. It's going to rain fire.


Lowell said...

DOD says the ship was not the target. Ordnance was headed North and the ship took it down.

Anonymous said...

Another site said it looks like the projected distance from Yemen to the estimated target was around 1500 miles. Does Yemen have missiles with that type of range?

HMS Defiant said...

I kind of wondered. It says it transited the Suez Canal yesterday and was part of the Ford Battlegroup. I can't see the USN splitting up that battle group right now to keep schedules in NAVCENT.