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Re: News from the Gun Club! Yes and not yet!
Kind obvious on this one that is was an industry idea and not a Navy idea. Letís keep in mind that detection and tracking are major components of defeating an incoming attack. What makes Standard missiles so great is it coupling to Aegis. Can the same be said of the 5Ē mount? What about stability and barrel wear? The article states it can defeat 3rd world weapons. Ok great but not fully satisfactory. What about defeating the best in the Russian and Chinese arsenals? The shell will make the Marines happy and only those ships floating around 3rd world nations.
It has potential. Wonder if a CIWS could be designed to fire a smaller hyper shot type shell? Itís stabilized and has tracking if not range.
Glad to see something finally "paying off." I keep reading about all the promising stuff "coming someday." I also keep reading about the stream of problems and delays (and finiancial shenanigans) in a rather dismal/depressing parade.
Some good news for a change. Have read about the hope/promise of these for a long time. Glad to see it closer to reality!
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