Skip to comments.What frightened the USS Donald Cook so much in the Black Sea?
Posted on 11/12/2014 10:56:19 AM PST by Lazamataz
The State Department acknowledged that the crew of the destroyer USS Donald Cook has been gravely demoralized ever since their vessel was flown over in the Black Sea by a Russian Sukhoi-24 (Su-24) fighter jet which carried neither bombs nor missiles but only an electronic warfare device.
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 .
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 , 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 NATOs 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.
Vladimir Balybine - director of the research center on electronic warfare and the evaluation of so-called "visibility reduction" techniques attached to the Russian Air Force Academy - made the following comment:
"The more a radio-electronic system is complex, the easier it is to disable it through the use of electronic warfare."
Russian propaganda is hilarious to read.
I hope Putin is enjoying these low oil prices courtesy superior American ingenuity.
You better start a war commie. You’re going down hard.
Man, you ain’t kidding. That’s some stuff right there!
Sounds like a BSG plot from the syfy channel... yikes
Translation: The more information you give us about your defenses the easier we can overcome them.
Windows based, right? The blue screen must have been a surprise. The old stuff didn’t require software. Hardening included metal covers over the vacuum tubes to keep them from vibrating out of their sockets.
In the past, destroyers were expendable. Now with so few and so many eggs in one basket, the Navy has doubled down on the failed McNamera strategy. Gee wizz has gotten the best of us. Networking is nice. It shouldn’t be essential.
“the Atlanticist media”
I wonder what that means.
The basics of the allegation are so very wrong as to be laughable.
Unfortunately the development of such new high tech gadgets are the only kind the Pentagon wants to fund.
This is bullshit cooked up by the Russian media and passed off as fact by morons. The plane came within 1000 yards but did not fly over the ship, and the return to port was scheduled.
Because the Defense Department was too demoralized to announce it?
Every word of this article is true. I was on the USS Donald Duck when it happened.
I hope not. That would be reason for alarm.
The Soviets are 10 feet tall and made of titanium.
The article failed to mention any statistics on this year’s grain harvest as compared with last year.
“All Your Aegis Belong to Us”
Nephew is on Donald Cooke - pissed off but certinly not demoralized.
Pissed off because his CinC is a Marxist pantload and they have to take abuse like this
I doubt very much the Russians could disable a modern American warship.
After which the USS Daisy gave birth to a nest full of RHIBs.
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Okey dokey,tThat’s all I need to know about this ‘source”!
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