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Old 26th Sep 2017, 18:15
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Lonewolf_50
 
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Originally Posted by gums View Post
I cannot see how an anti-ship missile can be accurately targeted from 200 miles away. Doggone ships move at 20 knots or so, huh? The company claims the new guys can be re-targeted in-flight and even "hold" before the terminal phase. Sheeesh.
The 'Poon's a good weapon. About TASM: I recall from training a few decades ago that some Soviet ASM's had a capability for mid course guidance. I recall there being some talk about trying to fit mid course guidance modules into the SH-60B's follow on (SH-60R now MH-60R) that could talk to TASM or Harpoon type missiles. I have no idea if that idea survived the Clinton era budget cuts. Might have been one of those "neat idea, no funding" deals.
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