Arrow Missile Defense System Test

Bloodhound 300, Bloodhound 701, 401 and 442 wkg Surveillance on 8000 kHz USB this past Monday (2/21) coordinating vessel movements within a hazard area for a missile test off the coast of Southern California. The Arrow 2 missile defense system test is a joint exercise between the United States and Israel that intercepted and destroyed a simulated Iranian ballistic missile threat.

Around sunset the stations switched over to frequency 2781.5 kHz USB for the remainder of the exercise. It was definitely an exciting event to monitor!

Here is a recording of radio traffic monitored on 8000 kHz USB. In the clip you will hear aircraft passing details about several vessels, and trying to deal with a stubborn captain refusing to alter his course!  


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