US, British and French assets involved in strike on Syrian targets

The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) fires a Tomahawk land attack missile April 14, 2018. American, British and French air and sea forces launched 105 missiles at three Syrian facilities about 4 a.m. local time, destroying a key chemical weapons research and manufacturing facility in metropolitan Damascus and two chemical weapons stockpiles outside Homs


By COREY DICKSTEIN | STARS AND STRIPES Published: April 14, 2018

Here's a look at U.S., British and French assets involved in the strike on the Syrian chemical weapons program.

American ships:

  • USS Monterey, Ticonderoga-class cruiser – fired 30 Tomahawk land attack cruise missiles from the Red Sea
  • USS Higgins, Arleigh Burke-class destroyer – fired 23 Tomahawks from north Persian Gulf
  • USS Laboon, Arleigh Burke-class destroyer – fired 7 Tomahawks from Red Sea
  • USS John Warner, Virginia-class attack submarine – fired 6 Tomahawks from eastern Mediterranean Sea

French ship:

  • Languedoc, Aquitaine-class frigate – fired 3 Naval SCALP General Purpose Long Range Standoff Cruise Missiles


American aircraft:

  • 2 B-1 Lancer bombers, 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron – fired 19 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles

British aircraft:

  • Typhoon fighter-bomber and Tornado fighters – fired 8 Storm Shadow Long-range air-to-surface missiles

French aircraft:

  • Rafale and Mirage fighters – fired 9 SCALP General Purpose Long Range Standoff Cruise Missiles

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