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SLBM test from Florida May 9, 2019
« on: 05/09/2019 01:09 pm »
Bit of a puzzle .

Can't seem to find anything which relates to this.

Any ideas please ?
 




071718Z MAY 19
NAVAREA IV 394/19(GEN).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   091340Z TO 120026Z MAY IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-53N 080-01W, 29-00N 079-35W, 28-55N 078-58W,
      28-38N 079-00W, 28-40N 079-37W, 28-50N 080-01W.
   B. 28-34N 076-26W, 28-24N 075-24W, 28-10N 075-27W,
      28-21N 076-29W.
   C. 27-45N 070-22W, 27-14N 068-45W, 26-48N 068-56W,
      27-17N 070-32W.
   D. 17-46N 045-38W, 16-22N 042-18W, 15-44N 042-36W,
      17-09N 045-55W.
   E. 15-47S 004-32E, 17-17S 007-04E, 17-10S 007-08E,
      17-29S 007-49E, 17-20S 007-52E, 17-19S 008-07E,
      17-28S 008-12E, 17-41S 008-04E, 17-45S 008-14E,
      18-27S 007-50E, 17-51S 006-44E, 17-43S 006-50E,
      16-11S 004-16E.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 120126Z MAY 19.
« Last Edit: 05/10/2019 02:28 pm by gongora »

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Re: Launch today from Florida ?
« Reply #1 on: 05/09/2019 01:45 pm »
Looks like a Trident SLBM test to me.

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Re: Launch today from Florida ?
« Reply #2 on: 05/09/2019 02:45 pm »
May 19th?
No, that's a date-time group (DTG), with format "ddhhmm MON yy", so "071718Z MAY 19" translates to "07 May 2019 17:18Z".

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Re: Launch today from Florida ?
« Reply #3 on: 05/09/2019 02:55 pm »
ddhhmm MON yy
Is there any reasonable explanation for such a bizzare format?

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Re: Launch today from Florida ?
« Reply #4 on: 05/10/2019 02:18 am »
ddhhmm MON yy
Is there any reasonable explanation for such a bizzare format?
Because mm/dd/yyyy vs. dd/mm/yyyy confusion isn't annoying enough?

The launch associated with this particular NGA Broadcast Warning Message happened earlier today:
  US Navy sub test-launches missile, following North Korea test of its own (Fox News, 2019-05-09)
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The U.S. Navy launched an unarmed ballistic missile off the coast of Florida on Thursday hours after North Korea fired two short-range missiles, its second weapons launch in five days.

Pentagon spokeswoman Laura Seal confirmed in a statement that the Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs launched an unarmed Trident II (D5) missile from the USS Rhode Island off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Fla., as a part of a Demonstration and Shakedown Operation.

While the exact range of the missiles is classified, it’s likely that it flew 7,000 miles, officials told Fox News.

Seal said that the test on the submerged ballistic missile submarine was conducted from the sea and that the missile flew over and landed in the water.

The Pentagon said that the test was a standard one for its missile system, and that the missile never flew over land.

“Test launches are conducted on a recurring basis to evaluate and ensure the continued reliability and accuracy of the strategic weapon system.  Each test provides valuable information about our strategic weapon systems, thus contributing to assurance in our capabilities,” Seal said in a statement.

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Re: Launch today from Florida ?
« Reply #5 on: 05/10/2019 10:44 am »
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https://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=104916

USS Nebraska Successfully Tests Trident II D5 Missile
Story Number: NNS180329-18 Release Date: 3/29/2018 5:27:00 PM

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska (SSBN 739) along with the U.S. Navy's Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) conducted successful test flights of two Trident II D5 Missiles, March 26.

The unarmed test missiles were launched as part of Demonstration and Shakedown Operation (DASO) 28 in the Pacific Test Range off the coast of Southern California.

The missiles were launched as a double mission test and were the key element of DASO 28, which marked the 166th and 167th successful test flights of the Trident II D5 missile since its introduction to the fleet in 1989.

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https://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=109540

USS Rhode Island Successfully Tests Trident II D5 Missile
Story Number: NNS190509-09 Release Date: 5/9/2019 4:47:00 PM

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (NNS) -- The Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Rhode Island (SSBN 740) along with the U.S. Navy's Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) conducted a successful test flight of one unarmed Trident II D5 missile, May 9.

This launch marked the 172nd successful test flight of the Trident II D5 missile since its introduction to the fleet in 1989.

This test flight was part of a Demonstration and Shakedown Operation, designated DASO 29. The primary objective of a DASO is to evaluate and demonstrate the readiness of the SSBN's strategic weapon system and crew before operational deployment following its engineered refueling overhaul (ERO).

So there were at least four unannounced (all successful) Trident-2 launches (maybe FCET-54) sometime between March 2018 and May 2019.
« Last Edit: 05/10/2019 10:56 am by anik »

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Re: Launch today from Florida ?
« Reply #6 on: 05/10/2019 04:21 pm »
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https://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=104916

USS Nebraska Successfully Tests Trident II D5 Missile
Story Number: NNS180329-18 Release Date: 3/29/2018 5:27:00 PM

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska (SSBN 739) along with the U.S. Navy's Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) conducted successful test flights of two Trident II D5 Missiles, March 26.

The unarmed test missiles were launched as part of Demonstration and Shakedown Operation (DASO) 28 in the Pacific Test Range off the coast of Southern California.

The missiles were launched as a double mission test and were the key element of DASO 28, which marked the 166th and 167th successful test flights of the Trident II D5 missile since its introduction to the fleet in 1989.

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https://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=109540

USS Rhode Island Successfully Tests Trident II D5 Missile
Story Number: NNS190509-09 Release Date: 5/9/2019 4:47:00 PM

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (NNS) -- The Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Rhode Island (SSBN 740) along with the U.S. Navy's Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) conducted a successful test flight of one unarmed Trident II D5 missile, May 9.

This launch marked the 172nd successful test flight of the Trident II D5 missile since its introduction to the fleet in 1989.

This test flight was part of a Demonstration and Shakedown Operation, designated DASO 29. The primary objective of a DASO is to evaluate and demonstrate the readiness of the SSBN's strategic weapon system and crew before operational deployment following its engineered refueling overhaul (ERO).

So there were at least four unannounced (all successful) Trident-2 launches (maybe FCET-54) sometime between March 2018 and May 2019.
22 April SLBM report in NSF Suborbital thread

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Re: SLBM test from Florida May 9, 2019
« Reply #7 on: 05/13/2019 03:41 pm »
My favourite US Navy "show of force" performed by weapons systems that aren't usually "shown" occurred in 2010 involving 3 Ohio-Class submarines which were converted from SSBN;s(nuclear ballistic missile subs-boomers) to SSGN-cruise missile submarines.  22 of the 24 vertical Trident SLBM(Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile) tube were modified to carry 7 cruise missiles for 154 Tomahawks total.
The oldest 4 of the Ohio Class SSBN subs were converted to SSGNs Ohio, Michigan, Florida, and Georgia.

After China had done some missile testing, the USA wanted to remind the world of her capabilities. On June 28, 2010 three SSGN's, the USS Ohio/Michigan/Florida all surfaced simultaneously in the waters of the Philippines, South Korea, and the British Indian Ocean Territory respectively.   That's 3 subs with a total of 462 cruise missiles ready to "air mail" democracy wherever the C.I.C. sees fit.  That's quite the show of force.
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