Sunday, June 19, 2016

The U.S. Navy's New Missile Is A Ship Killer

Image: Raytheon

Kris Osborn, National Interest: Ship-Killer: The U.S. Navy's New Precision-Guided Missile Is a Big Deal

The Navy has finished test and evaluation of a new fighter-launched weapon which will soon deploy as a new air-launched, precision-guided missile able to use a two-way data-link to identify and destroy moving targets at sea, service officials said.

Navy Director of Air Warfare, Rear Admiral DeWolfe Miller, announced that the Navy's first air-to-ground network-enabled weapon, JSOW C-1, reached initial operational capability, or IOC.

"IOC is declared for JSOW C-1 adding more lethality and accuracy to our already very capable deployed air wings around the world," said Miller.

The new technology will give fighters such as the F/A-18 Super Hornet a vastly increased attack envelope against a wider range of threats such as enemy ships, small boats and submarines on-the-move.

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WNU Editor: The focus in the West is on Russians and Chinese developments in anti-ship capabilities .... but the U.S. Navy has a few options that are just as good (if not better) in sinking Russian and Chinese naval vessels.


Jay Farquharson said...

Sadly, it looks like we might find out.

RRH said...

I saw this too.

It's obvious the Russians aren't as scared as some would lead us to believe.