Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, October 3, 2016

Sighted Ship, Sank Same

An Incat catamaran has been sunk in the Red Sea by the Yemeni Army, say Arab news agencies.

Al-Masirah Television and Tasnim News Agency report that the 98m wave-piercing HSV-2 Swift, built at the Prince of Wales Bay Incat shipyard in 2003, was destroyed in a rocket attack off the shores of the Red Sea port city of Mokha early on Saturday.
CDR Salamander has a lot more on this.

Those older ASCMs truck along at about 700 MPH. Some of the somewhat newer ones are a tad bit slower. And some of the newer ones can be fired from shipping containers.

If you want more than a minute or two's worth of detection and tracking of an incoming missile, then you have to operate thirty or forty miles offshore. Which pretty much guts the original rationale for the LCS class, as they will be no more survivable in such an environment than was the late HSV-2.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Well said. I was aboard Swift when she was out in Naha a few years ago. Looks like they lost everyone onboard in that fire.