Deja vu all over again. Thirty years later?
From the War is Boring Internet web site as extracted from the article by ROBERT BECKHUSEN.
"A-10 Pilots Train to Attack Swarms of Small Boats"
Brrrt!! USA 1. Boghanners 0.
"It doesn’t necessarily take the resources of a major nation-state to challenge U.S. Navy warships. China for instance is building up a large navy and invests in long-range, ship-killing missiles. Iran can’t build a large navy but it does invest in swarms of small missile boats. Like a swarm of insects, a swarm of boats can pose a threat as a larger, far more expensive warship might not be able to swat them all and a single missile with enough punch can be devastating."
TACTICS AS BEING PRACTICED NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN! THINK OPERATION PRIME CHANCE FROM THIRTY YEARS AGO!!
"Operation Prime Chance (August 1987 – June 1989) was a United States Special Operations Command operation intended to protect U.S.-flagged oil tankers from Iranian attack during the Iran–Iraq War"
"Prime Chance was secret. The army helicopters flew at night, slipping to and from navy flight decks under cover of darkness. The helicopter pilots often flew some 30 feet (9.1 m) above the water, and became the first to use night vision goggles [NOD] and forward looking infrared [FLIR] devices in combat. Tactics included using MH-6 Little Birds as spotters for the more heavily armed AH-6s (for barge-launched missions), and using the warship's radar and that of their SH-60 Seahawk helicopters for the same purpose (on ship-launched efforts)."
U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Regiment [SOAR] hunter/killer units their role in great measure allowing for American success during Prime Chance.
THIRTY YEARS AGO THE UNITED STATES MILITARY FOUGHT AN UNDECLARED AND UNREPORTED WAR WITH IRAN! DEVOTED READERS TO THE BLOG ARE AWARE OF THIS?