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USS Mason Fires Missiles at Possible Missile Attack
The destroyer USS Mason fired defensive countermeasures in response to what may have been incoming missiles. The ship had been attacked two times before in the past week, which triggered retaliatory strikes against radars used by Houthi rebels in those attacks. The Pentagon is investigating the
The US Role in Yemen: What You Need to Know
Yesterday, the U.S. military fired Tomahawk missiles at radar sites operated by Houthi rebels inside Yemen , retaliation for the failed targeting of two U.S. Navy ships by cruise missiles earlier this week. It is the first time the U.S. has gotten directly involved militarily in Yemen’s internal
US Considering Retaliation for Missile Firing at Navy Ship
The Pentagon has said that it is considering a military retaliation against Houthi militants in Yemen after two missiles were fired Sunday at the destroyer USS Mason from Houthi-controlled territory in Yemen. Both missiles fell short of the destroyer and landed in the sea. Captain Jeff Davis, a
What's Going On in Yemen
The failed missile attack on an American warship off the coast of Yemen highlights the chaotic situation in that country where a Saudi-led coalition has intervened militarily against the Iranian-backed Houthi militia group that seized power in early 2015. The Pentagon believes that two missiles
Missiles Fired From Rebel-Held Territory in Yemen at U.S. Destroyer in Red Sea
Two missiles were fired at the U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer USS Mason while it was in international waters off the coast of Yemen on Sunday. No one was hurt in the incident as both missiles did not strike the vessel and landed in the water. "At approximately 7 p.m. local time today (October
See the Navy's New Futuristic Laser Weapon in Action
The U.S. Navy's new laser weapon is up and running in the Persian Gulf, and it is capable of disabling incoming planes or speedboats that could pose a threat to a ship by firing an invisible ray that can target engine systems with incredible precision, Pentagon officials said. Officially known by
Navy's Future on Video: Fly Choppers With Tablets, Blast Enemies With Rail Guns
Think of it as reality catching up with science fiction as Navy researchers have unveiled three technological advancements that could not only change the battlefield of tomorrow but also have impacts in the civilian world. First off, Navy researchers have combined the smart pad technology...
Army's New Laser Weapon Can Shoot Down Mortars and Drones
The Army has successfully tested a futuristic laser weapon capable of shooting football-sized mortar rounds and unmanned drones out of the sky. The truck-mounted weapon, known as the High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD) is still about a decade away from becoming an operational...
Navy's New Laser Weapon Blasts Bad Guys From Air, Sea
No longer the fantasy weapon of tomorrow, the U.S. Navy is set to field a powerful laser that can protect its ships by blasting targets with high-intensity light beams. Early next year the Navy will place a laser weapon aboard a ship in the Persian Gulf where it could be used to fend off
U.S. War Games Continue Near Strait of Hormuz
The unprecedented show of naval force is a warning to Iran not to close the waterway.