The Ship Model Forum

The Ship Modelers Source
It is currently Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:18 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]

Post a reply
Message body:
Enter your message here, it may contain no more than 60000 characters. 

BBCode is OFF
Smilies are OFF
Do not automatically parse URLs
What is the name in the logo in the top left? (hint it's something dot com):
This question is a means of preventing automated form submissions by spambots.

Topic review - US,Japanese missiles hit Ex-USS Racine in RIMPAC SINKEX
Author Message
  Post subject:  US,Japanese missiles hit Ex-USS Racine in RIMPAC SINKEX  Reply with quote
Honolulu Star-Advertiser/

US and Japan Fire Missiles to Sink Ship During RIMPAC
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser 15 Jul 2018 By William Cole

BARKING SANDS, Kauai -- With the explosive roar of multiple missiles and white contrails arcing high into the sky, U.S. and Japanese forces made history Thursday during Rim of the Pacific exercises.

And set the stage for what a future conflict with China might entail.

The Army fired a Naval Strike Missile from a truck at the Pacific Missile Range Facility and hit a decommissioned ship at sea 63 miles north of Kauai.

Ally Japan fired its own truck-mounted Type 12 anti-ship missiles at the tank landing ship Racine -- at one point in a salvo with five practice U.S. High Mobility Artillery Rocket System missiles, also truck-mounted.

Gen. Robert Brown, commander of U.S. Army Pacific at Fort Shafter, said it was the first time Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force missiles were under by U.S. fire control while working with U.S. forces including the Army, Navy and Air Force to target a ship.

Post Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:16 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group