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Navy suspends some drone operations after cruiser hit
« on: November 20, 2013, 10:42:14 PM »

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Re: Navy suspends some drone operations after cruiser hit
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2013, 10:58:18 PM »
When I was on Kennedy, we came out of the yards with Sea-Whiz mounts that needed testing, so they flew towed targets across our course for the guns to shoot.  One target came in from starboard, and when the gun fired, the millimeter band radar targeted, hit and severed the tow cable; and the target sailed right across our flight deck about level with the navigation bridge and crashed into the water off the port side.  It was a good sized orange fiberglass cone but it would have done a number on a bridge window.

Never a dull moment at sea.....

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