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USS Monterey nabs a boatload of cool toys
« on: May 09, 2021, 09:58:35 AM »

https://www.navy.mil/Press-Office/News-Stories/Article/2600834/uss-monterey-seizes-illicit-weapons-in-the-north-arabian-sea/

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The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) seized an illicit shipment of weapons from a stateless dhow in international waters of the North Arabian Sea on May 6-7, 2021.

USS Monterey and its embarked U.S. Coast Guard Advanced Interdiction Team (AIT) discovered the illicit cargo during a routine flag verification boarding conducted in international water in accordance with customary international law.

The cache of weapons included dozens of advanced Russian-made anti-tank guided missiles, thousands of Chinese Type 56 assault rifles, and hundreds of PKM machine guns, sniper rifles and rocket-propelled grenades launchers.  Other weapon components included advanced optical sights.



Nice collection.  Any guesses as to how long it took to lay them all out for the photo?

Not my area of expertise, but I'm guessing the weapons were on their way from Iran to Yemen.  Now all of them will probably be destroyed.   Pity they couldn't at least sell the SVDs through the CMP or some such.


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Re: USS Monterey nabs a boatload of cool toys
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2021, 10:19:39 AM »

I mean I had all sorts of hiding places on a ship and we really don't do customs inspections. =D
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Re: USS Monterey nabs a boatload of cool toys
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2021, 10:36:58 AM »

https://www.navy.mil/Press-Office/News-Stories/Article/2600834/uss-monterey-seizes-illicit-weapons-in-the-north-arabian-sea/



Nice collection.  Any guesses as to how long it took to lay them all out for the photo?

Not my area of expertise, but I'm guessing the weapons were on their way from Iran to Yemen.  Now all of them will probably be destroyed.   Pity they couldn't at least sell the SVDs Nakhjir 3s through the CMP or some such.

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I mean I had all sorts of hiding places on a ship and we really don't do customs inspections. =D

Same with P3s, lots of little places on a plane to stuff things.

I hope they go through the proper channels to keep some for display!

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Re: USS Monterey nabs a boatload of cool toys
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2021, 01:11:12 PM »

Now that's what I call an arsenal!   :cool:

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Re: USS Monterey nabs a boatload of cool toys
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2021, 10:33:49 PM »

I didn't know that USN ships were carrying detachments of puddle pirates around. Let's have a toast to inter-service cooperation.

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Re: USS Monterey nabs a boatload of cool toys
« Reply #5 on: Today at 12:57:55 AM »

Is there anyway to find out where this arsenal will be off-loaded? Asking for a friend.
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Re: USS Monterey nabs a boatload of cool toys
« Reply #6 on: Today at 08:06:58 AM »

Is there anyway to find out where this arsenal will be off-loaded? Asking for a friend.

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Re: USS Monterey nabs a boatload of cool toys
« Reply #7 on: Today at 09:07:55 AM »

I didn't know that USN ships were carrying detachments of puddle pirates around. Let's have a toast to inter-service cooperation.

Pretty common since the USN doesn’t have the legal jurisdiction. In my time we called them LEDETS or law enforcement detachments. With people in imminent peril we picked them up but handed to coasties at the soonest. The head scratcher for me was bringing in FBI to interrogate Somali pirates. I miss the good old days where they had a jurisdiction inside their own country.
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Re: USS Monterey nabs a boatload of cool toys
« Reply #8 on: Today at 10:52:07 AM »

Is there anyway to find out where this arsenal will be off-loaded? Asking for a friend.

Do they still just dump them in the ocean?
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Re: USS Monterey nabs a boatload of cool toys
« Reply #9 on: Today at 11:37:05 AM »

Is there anyway to find out where this arsenal will be off-loaded? Asking for a friend.

Is that a fact, Yuri?

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