July 29, 2019

instead of a using an almost million dollar Navy missile Marines splashed a hostile Iranian drone on Thursday for about the cost of a couple of gallons of gas during a transit through the Strait of Hormuz into the Persian Gulf on Thursday Marines operating a new electronic warfare system on the deck of USS boxer LHD for down two hostile unmanned aerial vehicle one thousand yards from the amphibious warship the new marine air defense integrated system mattis used as a combination of components that includes electronic jammers radars and gun systems to take out WAAFs the version of the system aboard boxer was mounted on an mr z AR that was perched on the bow of the ship and was powered by a gasoline electrical generator according to photos released from the service the Marine Corps did not immediately respond to a request for additional information on the system the encounter is the first known kill by a new generation of electronic warfare and directed-energy weapons the US has developed over the last decade to handle the daunting problem of how to counter voluminous low-end threats without resorting wasting high-dollar missiles naval analyst and retired Navy officer Thomas calendar told Youzhny news on Friday thank you to the military vehicle combat game or Thunder for sponsoring this video in war thunder you can go to battle on an impressive arsenal of more than 1200 realistic aircraft ground vehicles and ships from the 1930s to the 1990s with realistic physics amazing graphics and powerful sound effects you will be immersed in combat unlike ever before join the game for free on PC Xbox one and PlayStation 4 use the link in the description below for a free premium tank or aircraft and an upgraded account for three days in particular both the Navy and Marines have been concerned about swarms of cheap but lethal unmanned vehicles that could overwhelm a ship or ground units defenses it's a tricky problem defenses on US warships are optimized for the high end threats and firing expensive missiles to intercept a drone that's a fraction of that cost puts Americans at a cost disadvantage for example boxer fields short range rim 7c Sparrow missiles that cost about $170,000 each in the rim-116 rolling airframe missile that costs shy of a million dollars apiece either or a combination of both would have likely been used to down the Iranian drone on Thursday if the Marines mattis wasn't sitting on boxers deck Youzhny News understands the Navy has tested less expensive options at sea to shoot down drones trying it's 5-inch deck guns as well as the Phalanx close-in weapons systems with limited success they found that the 5-inch gun took multiple shots to try and hit it because it's not designed for something slow and small Calendar said even with the sea wees it took a lot of shots to take that out those types engagement still costs thousands of dollars in rounds on a ship at sea with a limited supply of ammunition with systems like mattis now you're back on the right side of that costs exchange ratio calendar said instead of spending hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars on a missile or a higher end weapon against something that's very low end low cost in 2014 the Navy deployed a 30 kilowatt laser aboard a ship in the Persian Gulf as an early test of a directed-energy of weapon at sea after it proved it could disable small boats and once then Office of Naval Research chief Rear Admiral Matthew klunder highlighted the cost of firing the laser about a dollar a shot the Navy is moving to install its first 60 kilowatt lockheed martin built high-energy laser and integrated optical Dazzler with surveillance helios directed-energy a weapon on a destroyer in 2021 the Navy is also working on additional electronic warfare capabilities on its surface ships that could find non kinetic ways to disable missiles and WAAFs in January Northrop Grumman won a contract to develop the surface electronic warfare Improvement Program suet block three electronic attack capability for US warships in addition to the lower cost of operating the systems and an ammunition supply only limited by the energy a vehicle or ship can generate calendar said there were other benefits to the new systems using systems like mattis's less escalatory than if he shot a missile he said and in some ways depending on the scenario you could have deniability oh it crashed we don't know why it crashed


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  • Reply ПРАВДОРУБ July 29, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    US fake news media 👍 works… No proofs but just a bla bla bla.
    So it so difficult to gain a victory out of the Hollywood movies.. 😂😂😂

  • Reply Hondo July 29, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    Awesome stuff…cost effective is not something you hear alot about weapon systems…

  • Reply ПРАВДОРУБ July 29, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    Wtf! Just a cartoon movies? Where is a proof of destruction of Iranian drones? As to Iranians they showed a pieces of destroyed US drone… Or catched rq170 sentinel drone…

  • Reply tom darco July 29, 2019 at 6:05 pm


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