What Frightened the USS Donald Cook In The Black
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14, 2014 "ICH"
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.
This video shows the USS Donald
Cook sailing into the Black Sea to position
itself near Russia’s territorial waters.
On 10 April
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 .
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
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
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
contained a Russian electronic warfare device called
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.
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.
the 4th generation destroyer immediately set sail
towards a port in Romania.
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.
to some specialized media, 27 sailors from the
USS Donald Cook requested to be relieved from
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
more a radio-electronic system is complex, the
easier it is to disable it through the use of
A video presentation of the US Aegis
system. Currently installed on the most
sophisticated US Navy warships and in the process of
being set up throughout the entire range of NATO
naval forces, this missile defense system was
completely knocked out in the Black Sea by a Russian
electronic warfare device.
Visual display of the incident.
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