posted on Oct, 16 2016 @ 01:42 PM
Aegis, a.k.a. AN/SPY-1 and associated systems, is a very capable system, both in defensive and offensive rolls.
It knows when the ship has been "painted" and can affect countermeasures including missiles, Phalanx/CIWS and electronic.
If you've never seen one go full automatic, you really don't know- I've witnessed it go full automatic and watched CIWS track seagulls more than a
mile distant. Set to the proper mode, one ship like the USS Mason can control CIC and systems on other ships; multiple such ships can control the
countermeasures of, and defend, an entire battle group.
I'll almost 100% guarantee that the system's operation is why those incoming missiles did not hit the boat. If you are in the air or on the surface
and not squawking valid IFF, you will be toast if the system and crew desire.