Resultant Fury 05
The first-ever "Resultant Fury" demonstration will take place in the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean Nov. 22-23, 2004. The two-phased demonstration features B-52 and B-1 bombers meeting, engaging and sinking multiple moving maritime targets. This demonstration is aimed at showing that the US Air Force has the capability to sink multiple moving ships in all weather, day or night, be they used by enemy combatants, terrorists, or those used for piracy. It will mark the first time Air Force aircraft have used the JDAM to sink a moving vessel.
Resultant Fury is a joint countersea demonstration, initiated and directed by the Pacific Air Forces, employing Air Force B-52s against moving maritime targets in an all-weather environment, day or night. This demonstration will take advantage of forward deployed bombers in the Pacific and improve proficiency at both the operational and tactical levels as well as provide increased joint training proficiency. The maritime exercise showcases the services' abilities to work together to accomplish important warfighting missions.
Through real-time, all-weather technology, information is fed [constant Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance platforms to the Pacific Air Operations Center enabling command and control elements near real-time ability to track multiple moving sea targets and feed that information to airborne pilots allowing them to quickly engage and destroy the vessels.
Resultant Fury 05 marks the first time Navy and Air Force aircraft, including B-52s out of Andersen AFB, Guam and B-1s out of Dyess AFB, Texas, will engage multiple moving maritime sea targets using J-Series weapons.
The two-day live-fire against maritime targets will feature on day one two B-52s carrying Affordable Moving Surface Target Engagement (AMSTE) modified GBU-31 (JDAM), and two F/A-18s will carry two AMSTE-modified JSOW. These B-52s and F/A-18s will engage multiple moving seaborne targets. That same day, a B-1 will engage moving targets utilizing its moving target tracking radar and general purpose weapons. During day 2 of the demonstration three B-52s will engage a landing ship tank (LST) with both AMSTE modified JDAM and self-guided GBU-10s.
Two B-52s forward deployed to Andersen AFB, Guam will be the central focus of this demonstration of maritime interdiction. The inherent capabilities of the B-52-heavy payload and long range-make it the perfect platform to demonstrate countersea capabilities in this theater. B-52 Stratofortress bombers have always had the collateral mission of countersea operations. The most common countersea missions are sea surveillance, anti-ship warfare, protection of sea lines of communications through anti-submarine and anti-air warfare, and aerial mining. Anti-ship warfare is commonly referred to as maritime interdiction, or direct attack against maritime targets.
One Air Force B-1, two Air Force E-8s, one Air Force E-3, one Navy P-3, the Pacific Air Operations Center, two F-18E/F fighters, three remote controlled ship targets, three improved surface ship targets and 1 target will also be involved in the Resultant Fury 05 demonstration.
More than 300 people will participate in the $10 million Resultant Fury 05 demonstration.
Resultant Fury 05-01 concluded in the Central Pacific Nov. 23 with the targeting and destruction of a decommissioned Navy tank landing ship, ex-USS Schenectady. Personnel from both Navy and Air Force services worked together to destroy multiple mobile seaborne targets and attack ex-USS Schenectady, in a unique training opportunity to sharpen at-sea warfighting skills while using the latest in modern weaponry.
Nine JDAMs were dropped during the two-day demonstration with all hitting their intended target. Also, four GBU-10 laser-guided bombs hit the ex-USS Schenectady ship, resulting in extensive damage helping sink the vessel.
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