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New supersonic missile using ramjet engine!

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posted on Jun, 26 2004 @ 11:47 AM
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the navy tested a supersonic cruise misssile its called the cayote that can fly at mach 2.5 and fly very low to the water to take out ships. is there any other missile that uses ramjet engines?



here is the link

Cyote




[edit on 3-7-2004 by WestPoint23]




posted on Jun, 26 2004 @ 01:26 PM
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here is another link and some more info on the coyotewww.orbital.com...


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posted on Jun, 26 2004 @ 03:18 PM
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posted on Jun, 26 2004 @ 03:52 PM
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ET thanx for the extra info really useful but does the us have any other supersonic cruise missile?


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posted on Jun, 26 2004 @ 04:13 PM
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Originally posted by WestPoint23
ET thanx for the extra info really useful but does the us have any other supersonic cruise missile?

Only this:
www.globalsecurity.org...
www.designation-systems.net...
mfcbastion.external.lmco.com...


But there are supersonic missiles in development... and hypersonic missiles.

www.globalsecurity.org...



posted on Jun, 27 2004 @ 02:02 PM
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they should make an A2A version of this missile unless they have cuz i didnt read the whole thing because no current fighter airplane could out run this thing and it could make sharp turns due t its turning ability.



posted on Jun, 27 2004 @ 05:38 PM
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AIM-54 Phoenix of the F-14. The worlds best (but most expensive) A2A missle. I belive its capable of hitting Mach 3



posted on Jun, 27 2004 @ 08:24 PM
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This missile was not built to take out ships. It is a target drone to test ships defence systems against fast moving missiles.



posted on Jun, 28 2004 @ 01:11 AM
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jetsetter what would stop them from putting a an explosive warhead into this if they wanted to use it nothing so you don't know if they will use it or not.







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posted on Jun, 28 2004 @ 01:35 AM
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Originally posted by cyberdude78
AIM-54 Phoenix of the F-14. The worlds best (but most expensive) A2A missle. I belive its capable of hitting Mach 3

www.globalsecurity.org...
www.designation-systems.net...


There was much smaller ramjet powered missile with same range in development.
www.globalsecurity.org...



posted on Jun, 30 2004 @ 02:11 AM
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Originally posted by WestPoint23
jetsetter what would stop them from putting a an explosive warhead into this if they wanted to use it nothing so you don't know if they will use it or not.


Jetsetter is correct. The GQM-163 is a target more popularly known as SSST (Supersonic Sea-Skimming Target). It has no warhead, nor is there any room for one. Nearly the entire missile is taken up by the integral rocket ramjet propulsion system. Ramjet engines require a great deal of space, and the only remaining room is taken up by the guidance and control system. To incorporate a warhead would require a complete redesign of the missile. That isn't likely because the only purpose of SSST is to provide a target for Navy ships equipped with AEGIS radar. After any major overhaul, the AEGIS system is tested against a supersonic low-altitude target to make sure it works properly.


[edit on 18-8-2004 by aerospaceweb]



posted on Jun, 30 2004 @ 03:18 PM
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The Navy once tried to buy some SS-N-22's from Russia supposedly to use as high speed drones, but the deal never went through.

The Sunburn is a bad-a$$ missile.........

Moskit



posted on Jul, 3 2004 @ 10:33 PM
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Well they could just make the missile longer it might make it a few miles slower but it will still be supersonic its not like you need ten years to modify it.



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