Videos of my ship firing 2 Missiles

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  1. Benedict

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    Cool videos I decided to upload of my ship firing 2 Sea Sparrow missiles.

    This happened Febuary 08. We were down off the coast of Virginia to fire these.
    My job is to maintain the equipment that makes the missiles fire. I thought these were pretty cool videos!

    on top of the hangar view
    YouTube - bridge view of ESSM firing

    Flight deck view
    YouTube - flight deck view ESSM firing HMCS St. Johns

    Coolest video, Slow motion
    YouTube - slow motion view ESSM Sea Sparrow St. Johns

    heres a couple pics of the drones we fire at..
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  2. Ty

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    My uncle found one of those drones in his net out fishing one time. Can't remember the entire story behind it, but pretty sure there was a big deal made about it.

    Cool videos Benny.
     
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    the drones are fired and controlled from the US military ahore. They go a certain distance and run out of gas. They land and stay afloat for 6-8 hours I think. Then they sink.

    If we recover them before they sink, they only cost us 250k. If they sink or get destroyed, they are 400k.
     
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    i would like to take one of those drones and fly it into your face
     
  5. David Puddy

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    slow motion vid was the best

    it moved
     
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    some cool pics and videos there.
     
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    lolwtf

    I call dibs on Kay
     
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    Awesome thread with cool videos!

    WTF :rofl:
     
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    :love:


    This fucking killed me.
     
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    Aren't you launching missiles at these things? Don't they normally get destroyed?>
     
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    It would be far cheaper to just go to Somalia and fire them at pirate boats.
     
  14. Benedict

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    we track them and fire at them, yes. But we input a bias so that we dont actually hit them. If they come within the certain distance, its an assessed kill
     
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    that was pretty cool!
     
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    It's all good.

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    :lol: haha.
     
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  18. Kay

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    i kid i kid...the videos are actually really cool :bigup:
     
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    awe, booo

    well it's clear now, since you work on these weapons, remove this bias and blow shit up, get that on vid, and report back

    what's with the green coloring in the water, is that like a dye so you can easily spot the drones from the air?
     
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    The slow motion vid was awesome.
     

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