Monday, 17 November 2014

What Frightened the USS Donald Cook So Much in the Black Sea?


On 10 April 2014, the USS Donald Cook entered the waters of the Black Sea and on 12 April a Russian Su-24 tactical bomber flew over the vessel triggering an incident that, according to several media reports, completely demoralized its crew, so much so that the Pentagon issued a protest [1].
The USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) is a 4th generation guided missile destroyer whose key weapons are Tomahawk cruise missiles with a range of up to 2,500 kilometers, and capable of carrying nuclear explosives. This ship carries 56 Tomahawk missiles in standard mode, and 96 missiles in attack mode.

The US destroyer is equipped with the most recent Aegis Combat System. It is an integrated naval weapons systems which can link together the missile defense systems of all vessels embedded within the same network, so as to ensure the detection, tracking and destruction of hundreds of targets at the same time. In addition, the USS Donald Cook is equipped with 4 large radars, whose power is comparable to that of several stations. For protection, it carries more than fifty anti-aircraft missiles of various types.

Meanwhile, the Russian Su-24 that buzzed the USS Donald Cook carried neither bombs nor missiles but only a basket mounted under the fuselage, which, according to the Russian newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta [2], contained a Russian electronic warfare device called Khibiny.

As the Russian jet approached the US vessel, the electronic device disabled all radars, control circuits, systems, information transmission, etc. on board the US destroyer. In other words, the all-powerful Aegis system, now hooked up – or about to be – with the defense systems installed on NATO’s most modern ships was shut down, as turning off the TV set with the remote control.
The Russian Su-24 then simulated a missile attack against the USS Donald Cook, which was left literally deaf and blind. As if carrying out a training exercise, the Russian aircraft – unarmed – repeated the same maneuver 12 times before flying away.

After that, the 4th generation destroyer immediately set sail towards a port in Romania.
Since that incident, which the Atlanticist media have carefully covered up despite the widespread reactions sparked among defense industry experts, no US ship has ever approached Russian territorial waters again.

According to some specialized media, 27 sailors from the USS Donald Cook requested to be relieved from active service.
http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/what-frightened-the-uss-donald-cook-so-much-in-the-black-sea/

To stand any chance of survival US ships will need to have new radar systems or infra red back ups with IR missiles (their standard missiles are radar guided). If this report is correct, Russian jammers can effectively knock out all US Navy surface ships making them sitting ducks.

Another question to be asked is how effective US aircraft radars will be on platforms like the F-22 and the F-35. If there is a wall of jamming during an attack made by Russian equipment then the only systems that will work (perhaps) will be infra red (and/or real time satellite linked video of the area). Note that Russian fighters carry advanced infra red scanners and long range missiles while the F-22, the main US air superiority fighter, only has a radar.

Related Info:

Russian SU24 Bomber Faces Off Against US Aegis Destroyer– And Wins….12 Times.
US destroyer “Donald Cook” with cruise missiles “Tomahawk” entered the neutral waters of the Black Sea on April 10. The purpose was a demonstration of force and intimidation in connection with the position of Russia in Ukraine and Crimea. The appearance of American warships in these waters is in contradiction of the Montreux Convention about the nature and duration of stay in the Black Sea by the military ships of countries not washed by this sea.
http://www.nesaranetwork.com/2014/11/13/russian-su24-bomber-faces-off-against-us-aegis-destroyer-and-wins-12-times/

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 17th, 2014.]

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