USS Carney had 'Seconds' to Respond to Anti-Ship Ballistic Missiles

By Bo Beard | May 23, 2024

Rigorous training

Following an extensive deployment lasting almost eight months, the Navy commander of the USS Carney briefed journalists on the challenging operational environment faced by the crew. 

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He highlighted the rigorous training and swift decision-making required when countering anti-ship ballistic missiles (ASBMs) launched by the Houthis from Yemen.

ASBM threat

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“The ASBM threat is very challenging. It's very dynamic and it's very fast,” said Cmdr. Jeremy Robertson, commanding officer of USS Carney. “Because of that, we have to have 100% confidence in my [Tactical Action Officers] and all of the watch teams and all of the systems that we have that are designed to detect that and make sure that the ship is protecting itself.”