USS Mason (DDG-87) fires an SM-2 during a March 2016 exercise. US Navy Image
CORRECTION: A previous version of this post used the incorrect name for one of the U.S. missiles used in the engagement on Sunday. The missile is the Evolved Seasparrow Missile, not the Enhanced Sea Sparrow Missile.
The crew of a guided-missile destroyer fired three missiles to defend themselves and another ship after being attacked on Sunday in the Red Sea by two presumed cruise missiles fired by Iran-backed Houthi-forces, USNI News has learned. Read More
USS Mason (DDG-87) on Aug. 3, 2016. US Navy Photo
The guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG-87) was unsuccessfully attacked with two missiles fired from Yemen on Sunday, Pentagon officials told reporters early Monday morning. Read More
Sailors on USS Mason (DDG-87) during an anti-submarine formation exercise with the guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) on Aug. 28, 2016. US Navy Photo
THE PENTAGON — Three U.S. warships are operating off the coast Yemen following a guided missile attack against a UAE operated ship by Houthi rebels, two U.S. defense officials confirmed to USNI News on Tuesday. Read More