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Old 06-18-2017, 10:05 PM
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Its 2017, and it really makes you wonder.... We spend billions and billions of dollars on defense, We have state of the art radar, sonar, night vision, infra red, automatic target acquisition and identification. a heightened state of awareness with multiple people on deck looking for threats, multiple sets of eyes on the bridge... State of the art offensive and defensive weapons systems. automatic missile launch detection... Yet you can hit a state of the art US Naval Destroyer with a 730 foot lumbering freighter with an absolute top speed of 30 mph so hard you damn near sink it, and nobody new anything until they heard the thunderous kaboom?
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Old 06-19-2017, 05:13 AM
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Wondering the same thing myself. Makes no sense. For crying out loud, a Furuno at West marine would be able to spot a container ship on it's worst setting.

Really, the only excuse is that the container ship had a Romulan cloaking device
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Maybe the Fitzgerald was taking a blocking position to keep the freighter from getting to port, and was rammed. Far too many secrets kept from us, and the freighters tracking log shows a very erratic course. Far too many questions remain, but in the end, RIP for the sailors!
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two word's " COVER UP "
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maybe no one on the bridge with much experience..............with 18 yr. olds out of basic training one may wonder if that's correct. How much training do they have?? and are they really prepared. It would be better if the issue was shared and not swept under the rug.
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Eight people on the bridge and Aegis radar. This appears to be some Exxon Valdez entry-level incompetence. Not proud of our navy since Iran debacle.
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Originally Posted by TENSION View Post
Maybe the Fitzgerald was taking a blocking position to keep the freighter from getting to port, and was rammed. Far too many secrets kept from us, and the freighters tracking log shows a very erratic course. Far too many questions remain, but in the end, RIP for the sailors!
^^^^^like^^^^ let's wait and see! RIP
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i believe their is a lot of information the general public will never be told.
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Originally Posted by mike tkach View Post
i believe their is a lot of information the general public will never be told.
there always is..... In other news Iran is now shooting missiles at Isis targets in Syria and we just shot down a Russian made Syrian war plane....
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the u turn and erratic radar track is from the container ship doubling back to ck on the fitz.........i suspect there will be a few fine sailors peeling tators for a while
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