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originally posted by: conspiracytheoristIAM
Hopefully I'm missing something here.....but why would you send ships incapable of shooting down ballistic missiles to goad Nk into shooting ballistic missiles at you? Please just google the title and this will come up on Bloomberg Politics . Sorry , I don't know how to bring this info to this thread. This article clearly states that the Vinson strike group escorts don't have the ability to intercept ballistic missiles fired at them. Is this a false flag just waiting to happen....or what?
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: conspiracytheoristIAM
If none of the ships in the group have the upgrades, they most likely can't stop a ballistic missile fired at them, without some luck on their side.
I don't know if they've had the Aegis 5.4 upgrade or not though. If they have, then even without the right missiles, their ability to stop an incoming missile is a lot higher than reported.