Western research ship-based laser weapons deal with Russia and India supersonic missile threat
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LONDON August 2 news: Russian military Equality Network, said on July 30 Journal of the text, the West is currently working on development of new defense systems to cope with Russia, China and India supersonic anti-ship missiles and high-speed torpedo threat.
Some Western military experts pointed out that Russia developed the “Club” series of supersonic anti-ship missiles is spreading to more and more countries. The missile’s range significantly more than similar products in the West, the range of 300 km, warhead 450 kg, but also the ability to avoid enemy interception of high mobility. In addition, some models of the “club” also has a deadly missile performance: at a distance of tens of kilometers out of the target, the missile’s warhead and the missile will be separated, and three times the speed of sound to the target.
U.S. Navy Pacific Commander Admiral Timothy Keating said before, due to lack of sufficient funds for the procurement of simulated target missile defense system on the new test, the U.S. Navy can not afford to fight now, “the club” category supersonic anti-ship missiles. It is reported that the U.S. military used to simulate the “club” missile target missile is still being developed, is expected to be put into use in 2014.
addition to the “club” supersonic anti-ship system, the Russian-made “Ruby” anti-ship missiles, surface ships is a major threat. Although the missile’s flight speed than the “club” is low, but the weight of its warhead is even greater. Currently, the missile has been exported to countries such as Indonesia and Vietnam. Meanwhile, Russia and India jointly developed “BrahMos” system performance with the “club” pretty.
Experts believe that these non-Western system of supersonic anti-ship missiles, surface ships will lead to the emergence of a new change in the defense field. Missile experts say that China and India have been equipped with the “Club” anti-ship missile system, while Algeria, Syria, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam and other countries also expressed their interest. In the near future, Iran may also become a “club” system users.
in response to a growing number of supersonic anti-ship missile threat, Western countries are currently developing a new generation of carrier-based defense system. For example, the French Sofradr plans to start this year the company has developed a new “multi-channel” incoming missile detection system (currently in its early versions being tested). It is reported that the system will be radar, infrared and optical sensors integrated within the same detection devices, and systems with the software will automatically get a variety of detectors to compare the data to quickly and efficiently capture the incoming anti-ship missile position.
addition to the traditional supersonic anti-ship cruise missiles, China has to develop a new type of ballistic missile-based anti-ship system is also becoming a new threat. About five years ago, the U.S. Defense Department has learned that China is developing a maneuvering target at sea can be used to attack anti-ship ballistic missiles. It is reported that the DF-21 ballistic missile-based development, with a conventional warhead, can be 2 km/sec to attack surface ships.
experts believe, DF-21 anti-ship ballistic missiles able to effectively penetrate the U.S. military by the “Aegis” system consisting of shipboard defense network. And in order to intercept the missile, we must develop more efficient laser defense system. The U.S. and France have now started to develop carrier-based laser defense weapons. U.S. shore that since the nuclear aircraft carrier in the production of electricity sufficient to maintain a medium-sized cities to be so active in the United States Navy aircraft carrier equipped with a huge power laser weapons is entirely feasible. (Compiled: Compass)