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Looky looky at Lil Kimbo. See how all the NK Communist Party lackeys are clapping their hands like those monkey toys that clash the cymbals. Clappy clappy clappy the hands together and chant, 'Yeah yeah! Yeah yeah! Yeah yeah! Praise to Kimmy the Great Leader!'.

Then he shoots more cruise missiles into the Sea of Japan to get attention. He ain't impressing anybody.

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If the past is prologue then my bet is that this DPRK cruise missile is not a copy of a Chinese cruise missile but rather the offspring of decades of technical cooperation between Iran and DPRK. It would not be the first Iranian cruise missile design tested by DPRK.

https://www.unitedagainstnucleariran.com/north-korea-iran

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Desert,

How would you rate Navy defense capabilities against these convention cruise missile threats specifically against a carrier battle group?

My perception is that airborne early warning could detect and vector defense fairly effectively.

Am I mistaken?

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Russia may be helping finance it. I do not think North Korea alone can afford expenses.

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Guy on the far left, tho.

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How would you rate Navy defense capabilities against these convention cruise missile threats specifically against a carrier battle group?

Aegis and the Mk-45 VLS were designed together precisely to handle "stream raids" of a hundred or more cruise missiles coming at the csg from multiple directions launched by aircraft, surface ships and subs, which is how the Soviets exercised a simulated attack on us. Each AN/SPY-1 panel can track hundreds of targets and manage engagements against them simultaneously.

VLS allows a missile to be launched every second per VLS installation (2 VLS per ship, 2 missiles per second). Old fashioned arm launchers can't fire missiles fast enough to defeat a volume stream raid. VLS can with Aegis directing the action. The new SPY-6 being introduced on the Burke Flight IIIs is an AESA that is less detectable by enemy esm, more jam resistant and even longer ranged. It can focus energy from multiple T/Rs create an energy beam that can disable incoming missiles in addition to all the other things it does detecting targets and providing guidance to outbound missiles.

The VLS can fire SM-2/3/6, ESSM (4 ESSM per VLS tube, called "Quad-Pack", Tomahawk and ASROC, called VLA for Vertical Launch Asroc. Ships also carry RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile or RAM in 21 round launchers, a missile sort of derived from Sidewinder with passive radar and IIR homing for close in defense. RAM is effective! SM-6 with an E-2D in a "Cooperative Engagement" is about a long ranged an air defense as anyone anywhere has. Pop the bombers long before they can launch those cruise missiles at you.

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My perception is that airborne early warning could detect and vector defense fairly effectively.

They never miss in the marketing or on TV. Ever watched "The Last Ship?"

Look up the Mk 41, RAM, ESSM, SM-2, SM-3 and SM-6.

https://news.usni.org/2018/07/06/evolved-seasparrow-missile-block-2-successfully-intercepts-aerial-target-in-first-live-fire-test says "very, very, high hit rate" for the ESSM. Check the comments there.

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Sound like the Tortoise knows this stuff inside and out.

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They never miss in the marketing or on TV. Ever watched "The Last Ship?"

Look up the Mk 41, RAM, ESSM, SM-2, SM-3 and SM-6

I remember seeing the prototypes of Aegis and the AN/SPY-1 radars on the old converted seaplane tender USS Norton Sound at Port Hueneme (pronounced like"why-KNEE-mee") in the 1970s when I was still a kid in high school. We cruised one year with the then new USS Vincennes. It was the eyes of our battle group. Aegis allowed it to direct intercepts by any missile fired by any ship in the strike group.

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Thanks, Desert.

I appreciate your insight. It seems that DORK is about as likely to overwhelm the system as I am to becoming a space shuttle pilot.

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” I LIKE it” !

Here’s some interesting reading too.

https://news.usni.org/2016/10/11/uss-mason-fired-3-missiles-to-defend-from-yemen-cruise-missiles-attack

Thanks Desert Rat

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Can you imagine a more miserable place to live?

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Then he shoots more cruise missiles into the Sea of Japan to get attention. He ain't impressing anybody.

He's not trying to. If he can get people talking and coming to the table for talks, why would he not continue to do this? Japan and the US are taking it very seriously, so he did get their undivided attention for sure.

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Send Trump to have a quiet chat.

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More weapons to get tested and be war ready. Korea is fully independent and any foreign interference could result to deadly war. I warn you.

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Demonstration of North Korean missiles, for possible sale to Russia to help restock depleted reserves of missiles, used in its illegal invasion of Ukraine. Fuel oil and gas plus wheat in exchange for missiles. This has nothing to do with the US and South Korea and is all about international sales potential. Russia wants range and accuracy and NK is showing its wares.

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Send Trump to have a quiet chat.

Just send Trump, one-way. Brief him with almost-truths that his "above super-secret-squirrel clearance" deserves - aka lies. Be certain he has Underdog pajamas for the trip too. I think that would be a nice touch. Make his computer and cell phone disappear, to prevent classified information leaks, just as he leaves the aircraft.

More weapons to get tested and be war ready. Korea is fully independent and any foreign interference could result to deadly war. I warn you.

Ground to ground missiles are offensive, in the hands of a crazy person. Ground to air missiles are defensive.

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We are facing dire times,

Putin may be overthrown by those within his own Country (hopefully, before he decides "if he can't have Ukraine, then no-one will....")

Likewise Xi in China.... he's simply evil, wanting retribution against his own people, for what happened to him in his past.

Iran is facing its own internal revolution, which hopefully will put paid to those Religious Zealots

But, North Korea... stands out as being led by a total madman. On a whim, he would trigger a Nuclear war.... and his own Population would apparently beg him to do that since they're all apparently brainwashed to think he is a "God" !!!!

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"Kim" will become a mostly forgotten name, and being Korean will be akin to being Austrian after WW1.

"Putin" however, will replace the name "Hitler" World-Wide, in hate and scorn. And being Russian, will become a slang word of disgust and distrust for Centuries ahead should the Human race survive. Other Leaders of our time will no longer be remembers, but the name Putin, will become a word of "hate".

This is where things are heading.

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GarthgoyleOct. 13  12:02 pm JST

Guy on the far left, tho.

Clappy clappy clappy the hands together and chant and shout out your middle school pep rally pride. All he needs is a pullover, a short skirt and a pair of pom-poms. 'Rah rah! Rah rah! Rah rah!'

Remember the line from Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar' when the main character stated he liked men who were fat and content, 'sleek-headed' men? Look no further than this.

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What amazes me most about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is that he replaced his father Kim Jon Il in the middle of the waters and yet he seems to be in complete control of the military and all, giving them advice as if he was a know-it-all.

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What amazes me most about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is the fact that he replaced his father Kim Jon Il in midstream as head of the nation and yet that he seems to be in complete control of the crew and all, especially the military personnel, giving them advice as if he was a proficient overlooking those old hands.

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