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originally posted by: RAY1990
a reply to: Bluntone22
Hypersonic missile systems barely penetrate space, that said most nations dabbling in this tech are still in the testing phase.
The only way to intercept them in space would be to have a weapons platform directly above the launch area which wouldn't be accepted by any nation.
Accuracy will be their biggest problem, even nuclear weapons are useless 50 miles off their intended target.
The Advanced Gun Systems and its automated magazines, each storing roughly 300 rounds, take up the vast majority of the ship forward of its deckhouse. The LRLAP round itself is a rocket-assisted and GPS/INS guided shell that weighs 230 pounds. It can fly up to around 75 miles from the ship and strike with pinpoint precision, even attacking at near vertical angles in dense urban and mountainous terrain.