Missile interception from Yemen to the South China Sea October 9, 2017 7.15pm EDT The guided-missile destroyer USS Mason in the Suez Canal on Oct. 20, 2016, days after missiles were aimed at it
Mason is a guided missile destroyer designed for air and missile defence. Sailors control its weapons from the combat information centre, a windowless room lit with Aegis computer system screens.
US naval operations in the South China Sea are built primarily around needling China. China has built up a number of islands and claims ownership of them.
China’s ship forced the US ship to turn, which was the whole point of the interception, to chase the USS Decatur out of what China considers their territorial waters. Generally, a ship passing 12 miles from a small island would barely be noticed, and China has previously ignored such operations.
In comparison, China, for instance, has the CM-302 supersonic air-launched anti-ship missile with a speed of Mach 2 to Mach 3, while Japan has the Type 90 ship-to-ship missile that can fly Mach 0
China is planning to develop a sea-based missile defense launcher after completing a successful intercept of a ballistic missile in space from a ground-based system earlier this week, according to the South China Morning Post.
8. How to stop the proliferation of North Korean missiles to Iran, Syria, Libya and Pakistan is a subject which has been under discussion in the US Administration and Congress since 1998. In the past, Pakistan had been receiving its clandestine missile consignments from China and North Korea by sea.
South & Central Asia; intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Houthis in the southern city of Najran, wounding 26 people with shrapnel, Saudi civil defense said
Oct 24, 2018 · Saudi Arabia said its air defences destroyed seven ballistic missiles late Sunday, fired from neighboring Yemen and targeting at least four Saudi cities including the capital, Riyadh.
Saudi Arabia says it intercepted ballistic missile Yemen’s rebels fired at Riyadh; Houthi drone attack reported in south. and seeing smoke in the sky from the possible missile interception.
The missile was fired into Saudi territory from Yemen at 20:00 local time, the spokesman of a Saudi-led military coalition said in a statement carried by state news agency SPA. Saba News, which is run by the Houthi rebels, reported that the missile was a Burkan H2 and that the airport had been the target.
When news broke this month that India had finally sold its sophisticated BrahMos missile system to Vietnam, the sensitive procurement promised to shift the power balance in the South China Sea, where Vietnam is now jousting with China over contested maritime areas and rights to mineral resources.
Nov 27, 2018 · «What was a ‘Great Wall of Sand’ just three years ago is now a ‘Great Wall of SAMs’ in the South China Sea, giving the [People’s Republic of China] the potential to exert national control over
The intercept occurred off the west coast of Hawaii, when an SM-3 launched by the guided-missile destroyer John Finn destroyed a target launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Kauai.
Tag Archive of missile intercept. Saudi Arabia said Tuesday it intercepted a ballistic missile south of its capital that was fired by a rebel group in neighboring Yemen, raising regional tensions amid Saudi claims that Iran is supplying the rebel fighters with weapons.