BBC Reporter : During filming on US aircraft carrier, Yemeni forces lanche a missile traveling three times the speed of sound.

report by BBC aspects of the daily lives of USS Dwight D Eisenhower crewmembers in their attempts to thwart the Yemeni resistance and force the re-opening of the Red Sea route, with some describing the mission as “the most since World War Two.””This is deadly stuff,” Captain Dave Wroe, who commands the four US Navy destroyers that are tasked with providing the extra protection for the carrier, told the BBC.

Captain Wroe enumerated the challenges encountered over the past four months, which include anti-ship ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, unmanned surface vessels, and newly introduced unmanned underwater vessels (UUVs), all armed with explosives.

The newest threat comes in the form of unmanned underwater vessels (UUVs), he says, claiming that the F-18 jets stationed on the carrier have successfully neutralized UUVs before they could be deployed.

“This is the most since World War Two,” Wroe remarked, noting that the war marked the most significant threat faced by the US in a region since that era, where they encountered daily threats of being fired upon.

BBC describes the tempo of operations aboard the aircraft carrier as relentless, with constant sorties flown round the clock.

“This is probably the most flying I’ve done on a deployment – everyday we’re flying a tonne,” he said

While we’re on board we’re told the Houthis have fired another ballistic missile, traveling at more than three times the speed of sound. The crews on the US destroyers have just minutes to track them and shoot them down. On this occasion it’s well out of range and the missile falls into the water, BBC reporter Said .

Others, though, have successfully hit merchant vessels. They’ve already struck several, sunk one – the Rubymar – and killed three crew on board the bulk carrier True Confidence.

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