The USS Lake Erie shot down a falling satellite on the first try.
Man I love typing that.
Having been part of a number of missile shoots myself, I can say that unless you've done it you just can't imagine the shear number of things that can go wrong in a "normal" intercept. To take out an orbital target with a single interceptor, that's just plain friggin' incredible.
Well done, Lake Erie.
Hopefully COMTHIRDFLT will allow them to paint a satellite on their bridge wing.
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