Houthi Terrorist Missile Came Within Few Seconds Of Hitting U.S. Warship: Report
230115-N-BN445-1090 PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 15, 2023) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) fires its Phalanx close-in weapons system (CIWS) as a part of a live fire exercise while underway, Jan. 15 in the Philippine Sea. Chancellorsville is assigned to Commander, Task Force 70/Carrier Strike Group 5 underway preforming routine operations in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific.
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Zachary Grooman

An anti-ship cruise missile fired by Iranian-backed Houthi terrorists this week reportedly came within a few seconds of hitting a U.S. warship in the Red Sea.

“On Jan. 30, at approximately 11:30 p.m. (Sanaa time), Iranian-backed Houthi militants fired one anti-ship cruise missile from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen toward the Red Sea,” U.S. Central Command said in a statement. “The missile was shot down by USS Gravely (DDG 107).”

CNN subsequently reported that the missile “came within a mile” of the ship before it was shot down by the ship’s Phalanx Close-In Weapon System (CIWS), which the U.S. Navy describes as a fast-reaction, detect-through-engage, radar guided 20-millimeter gun weapon system.

“In the past, these missiles have been intercepted by US destroyers in the area at a range of eight miles or more,” the report said. “But the USS Gravely had to use its Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) for the first time since the US began intercepting the Houthi missiles late last year, which ultimately succeeded in downing the missile.”

Given that cruise missiles travel at hundreds of miles per hour, the fact that it came within a mile of the ship means that it was at maximum only a few seconds away from impact.


The incident comes after three U.S. soldiers were murdered, and nearly three dozen more were injured, in a suicide drone attack on a U.S. Military base in Jordan on Sunday.

Biden has said that he intends to respond to the deadly attacks over the weekend but no military response has happened yet.

Got a tip worth investigating?

Your information could be the missing piece to an important story. Submit your tip today and make a difference.

Submit Tip
Download Daily Wire Plus

Don't miss anything

Download our App

Stay up-to-date on the latest
news, podcasts, and more.

Download on the app storeGet it on Google Play
The Daily Wire   >  Read   >  Houthi Terrorist Missile Came Within Few Seconds Of Hitting U.S. Warship: Report