Offshore Navy Almost Sink my boat with a torpedo ( Video )

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Youd be amazed at the radar they've (Raytheon)developed.
You know how a fly sees?Same principal.Google RACR.
 
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MOBass

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Yikes! It's been a long time, but I remember being on the Outer Limits at San Clemente when three rounds came in. Mind you I was next to the wheel house early in the day when the Navy confirmed they were not doing anything that day. I believe it was the Amigo was coming up the front of the island and ::whistle, sploooosh!!:: Holy crap, what was that? followed by two more. Hasty radio calls and something that amounted to an 'ooops, our bad'.

Another incident, much less scary. Fishing San Clemente on the Top Gun. F14s had been flying around all morning and we were enjoying the free air show to go with the Calicos. All of a sudden there is a deafening roar, rattle your guts loud. I look up and see the grey belly of an F14 and turn to see Bob Taft up top kinda duck. That pilot had some fun buzzing everyone along the back of the island.

Sorry for the hijack. The videos are great and much appreciated by a Southern California guy living in fly over country.
 
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As a general plan, I head toward hovering helicopters thinking they've spotted something. Haven't seen any American seiners out yet, so, a hovering helicopter in US waters sounds dangerous.
 
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K, stay clear of warships, subs, helicopters towing torpedo thingys, breaching whales, all un-marked black buoys and bluefin. Check got it.
 
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I have seem the military do a lot of stuff.. I never post the exact details because I don't want to give away how they operate to our enemies. why spy on war games when you have boaters filming for you?

btw OP that was close. glad you're not on the news
 
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The aircraft is a Navy MH-53E Sea Dragon. He is conducting AMCM (airborne mine countermeasures) training; the device he is towing is a "sled" used to detect detect/detonate mines.
 
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The aircraft is a Navy MH-53E Sea Dragon. He is conducting AMCM (airborne mine countermeasures) training; the device he is towing is a "sled" used to detect detect/detonate mines.
Are you Tim the fighter pilot that fishes the Excel ? This is a personal E-mail I got, what do you think ?
They were retrieving one of our training torpedo's (MK-30) doing what we call an OOTR (Open Ocean Torpedo Recovery) using a torpedo cage. We use the torpedo in training our SH-60F and MH-60R for their primary mission area of ASW
Corey
 
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Smudge

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They're towing sidscan mine hunting sonar. Not retrieving MK-30's. If they were dragging a MK-30 in the cage that fast someone would be pissed.
 
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gecsr1

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Saw 1 up close outside the 9 yesterday. Looked like a little yellow plane.
Like this : see picture its not a torpedo, it collects data for studies, it comes up to charge batteries and send data:
these things are all over the place.

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If they wanted to sink you, you would not have been able to post this video, they would have sunk you! They dont miss!
 
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