Say there was an underground uranium refinery at the bottom of a mountainous crater, protected from the air by a sophisticated SAM array, and supporte...

Say there was an underground uranium refinery at the bottom of a mountainous crater, protected from the air by a sophisticated SAM array, and supported by a detachment of fifth generation stealth tactical fighter aircraft at a nearby airbase.

If the US Navy wanted to destroy it, what tactics and weaponry would they use to achieve their strategical goals? Would 4 x F/A18 E/Fs be sufficient?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Even if the fifth gen fighters are as good as the Russians claim the su57 is? And the SAMs are as good as the S400 is supposed to be?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yes. Watch Top Gun: Maverick for proof.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    90 tomahawks + 60 jassm + 10 MOP

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      A quick Google tells me JASSMs and MOPs are only used by the USAF. Are these available to the USN?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yes. MOP is too big to fit in anything other than a strategic bomber though, so they'd have to ask the air force for a favor.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Cool! This is the kind of thing I'm interested in, thanks

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    A single DJI drone with a mortar release hooked to the additional lights circuit could do it.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Is that not a consumer drone? Could a modern SAM not spot that?

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Use a battleships big guns parabolic fire to plunge shells into the crater. Keep shooting until eruption. Sell an airplane to cover the cost.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      can the guns even elevate to the necessary angle?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        move everything to the opposite side of the ship

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          HAH! good point lmao.
          >entire ship capsizes
          >a small sacrifice to make

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            That actually happened in World War II, though. A captain was fed up with people calling for artillery support desperately and his guns being unable to incline far enough. SO HE FLOODED HALF OF THE SHIP.

            Honestly, went surprisingly well, don't think anyone died, aside from the targets of naval gun bombardment.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Stuxnet loaded from a flashdrive.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Have someone drop a certain USB stick in the car park before shift change.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      based and buckshot yankee pilled
      >be me, break arm right before unit goes to Kuwait for 9 months
      >sitting on rear-d, get farmed out to the division S2 as a warm body to help them out
      >division commander comes in, points at me, and asks what I'm doing
      >"Whatever you need, sir."
      >make small talk about the DFAC sucking while he drives me somewhere with the division deputy commander
      >walk into a brigade HQ and head right into the colonel's office
      >get told to sit right behind this brigade commander with the DCO
      >told to watch him and make sure that he completes the cyber awareness challenge
      >division commander leaves, I sit over this colonel's shoulder and watch have a conversation with Jeff and Tina
      >utterly confused about what's happening
      >collect the colonel's certificate, sign a sworn statement that the guy actually took the test, and then the DCO buys me lunch at the PX Qudoba and tells me a story
      Apparently the brigade S2 go the go ahead to run a cyber security drill by the brigade commander and the S2 just recreated 2008 attack. He left a CD in the parking lot with the brigade commander's name on it. It was found and given to the same brigade commander who approved the drill. That colonel then put the CD into his computer, opened the file on it, and copy and pasted the link into his browser which took him to a page set up by the local counter intel people that logged his IP and informed him that he failed a test. Fucking brigade commander had his NIPR permission revoked until he retook the cyber awareness challenge and the division commander stuck me in the office as the S2 representative to make sure the guy didn't cheat.

      Fucking gen x is about as tech literate as the boomers man.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        This is fucking bananas. The brigade commander ordered the drill, the S2 carried out the drill, the brigade commander did the training, and *then* picked up the CD and put it in his PC?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          bro are you illiterate? I'm not

          https://i.imgur.com/wwDs7s0.jpg

          based and buckshot yankee pilled
          >be me, break arm right before unit goes to Kuwait for 9 months
          >sitting on rear-d, get farmed out to the division S2 as a warm body to help them out
          >division commander comes in, points at me, and asks what I'm doing
          >"Whatever you need, sir."
          >make small talk about the DFAC sucking while he drives me somewhere with the division deputy commander
          >walk into a brigade HQ and head right into the colonel's office
          >get told to sit right behind this brigade commander with the DCO
          >told to watch him and make sure that he completes the cyber awareness challenge
          >division commander leaves, I sit over this colonel's shoulder and watch have a conversation with Jeff and Tina
          >utterly confused about what's happening
          >collect the colonel's certificate, sign a sworn statement that the guy actually took the test, and then the DCO buys me lunch at the PX Qudoba and tells me a story
          Apparently the brigade S2 go the go ahead to run a cyber security drill by the brigade commander and the S2 just recreated 2008 attack. He left a CD in the parking lot with the brigade commander's name on it. It was found and given to the same brigade commander who approved the drill. That colonel then put the CD into his computer, opened the file on it, and copy and pasted the link into his browser which took him to a page set up by the local counter intel people that logged his IP and informed him that he failed a test. Fucking brigade commander had his NIPR permission revoked until he retook the cyber awareness challenge and the division commander stuck me in the office as the S2 representative to make sure the guy didn't cheat.

          Fucking gen x is about as tech literate as the boomers man.

          but it was fairly obvious that the story at the end is what he was told at lunch. That story is the reason for the training.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you can stand Jocko, here's a podcast bit he did with Dave Berke and they talk about the plausibility of the mission.

    Short story is yeah, it makes sense for a movie, but there could likely have been other options. The movie makes it seem like there is only one solution because it has to drive the plot forward.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I think the best I hoped was that it was possible within the limits the movie put on itself, so this is welcome, thank you

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >If the US Navy wanted to destroy it, what tactics and weaponry would they use to achieve their strategical goals? Would 4 x F/A18 E/Fs be sufficient?

    They would be cut out of the mission after the cruise missile strike to destroy the SAMs and airfields. The actual attack would be conducted by a B-2 Spirit escorted by F-35s dropping laser-guided bombs from 50,000 feet.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just hit it with a fuck ton of Tomahawks. They can't stop them all.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Could tomahawks hit it at the right angle? Something buried in such a crater would need to be hit at a really steep angle

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I'm no expert but if it exposed itself trying to gain the altitude, no.
        Maybe it could try some form of "top attack" but then it'd have to be a unique missile and not a Tomahawk.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I'm no expert but if it exposed itself trying to gain the altitude, no.
        Maybe it could try some form of "top attack" but then it'd have to be a unique missile and not a Tomahawk.

        Lol, lmao even

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Send a B-2 with whatever bunker buster fits in the bay.

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