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Originally posted by Harlequin
Originally posted by WestPoint23
Go look up the GQM-163A "Coyote" Supersonic Sea-Skimming Missile the Navy is currently working on it.
its a target drone - as has allready been mentioned in this thread
and its a copy of the Moskit
Originally posted by FredT
The Harpoon is currently the only sub/ship launched ASM in the US inventory. The TASM was phased out of service a long time ago.
The USN along with Germany I beleive developed the RAM point defence system to deal with the threat of supersonic ASM's. The Phalanx system could ttrack and hit an inbound, but the ship would still get fragged. Including the oft touted Bhramos (which seems to have developed some sort of mythological standing here on ATS)
Originally posted by jetsetter
[The SM-2 can be used in the antishiping role. The antishiping versions of the Tomahawk have been converted to be used in the ground attack role but it seems that Tomahawks can be converted.
[edit on 7/26/05 by jetsetter]
Originally posted by SiberianTiger
US hasn't improved nothing YOU just made that up to feel good.
The CNO decided in late 1998 to modify the Standard missile for a surface-to-ground strike role. Studies determined LASM as the most cost-effective way to provide a rapid response, and all weather strike capability in support of military power projection ashore. The LASM mission will provide the required range, lethality, responsiveness and accuracy needed to support Marine Corps Fire Support requirements for Operational Maneuver from the Sea. This version of the Standard Surface-to-air missile is be reconfirmed for use against targets ashore at ranges up to 200 miles. The land-attack Standard missile (LASM), fitted with an advanced warhead and guided by GPS and its own inertial navigation system, will put at risk targets up over 150 nm inland.
The Affordable Weapon was recently tested on desert ranges in the Western United States. All the capabilities needed to field it were demonstrated:
The Affordable Weapon was launched at 45 degrees from a short rail of the kind that will be used in its shipping container once it’s operational.
The weapon flew to a target designated before launch, guided by GPS.
The weapon correctly responded to a forward observer’s command to divert from a pre-designated target and loiter instead.
It accepted a new target from the forward observer via a data link.
At the end of its test flight, the missile was recovered by parachute.
The Affordable Weapon is now ready for prototype production. The airframe will be modified slightly to carry a larger payload, which will allow it to carry an existing warhead, further saving time and development costs. The modification will also add about 200 miles to the Affordable Weapon’s range. "The plan is to field 100 missiles, 80 warheads, and their shipping containers by the end of September 2003. Payloads will vary from weapons to surveillance packages,” says Dr. Tom Taylor, ONR program manager. Work will be performed mainly in San Diego, CA, and other testing facilities and is expected to be completed by April 2004.
Originally posted by WestPoint23
The Yakhont's max speed is mach 2.5 why would RAM be able to stop it? The sub would have to get close enough to fire its missiles so that the RAM can’t react to it, good luck doing that.