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    Default Aster missile to be tested against sea-skimming supersonic missile

    After being tested against an Israeli missile mimicking a Scud B missile, an Aster 30 will be tested against a GQM 163A Coyote flying at mach 2.5 at 5 meters above the sea. Purpose of this test is to evaluate the missile against supersonic antiship missile like SSN-22 Sunburn, KH-21 and Brahmos.

    source (in french) : http://www.marianne2.fr/blogsecretde...vire_a527.html




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    About time!

    Thanks for posting.

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    What is the range of the missiles that the system can intercept?

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    I hope they post a video of it. So far there haven't been many at all.

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    interesting. would love to find out the outcome of the tests although i doubt all details will be published.

    the advantage that supersonic antiship missles have is the low reaction time that a ship has - so detection will be a pretty important factor too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MUSHROOM123 View Post
    What is the range of the missiles that the system can intercept?
    Operational
    range
    1.730 km (Aster 15)
    3120 km (Aster 30)
    Flight altitude 13 km maximum (Aster 15)
    20 km (Aster 30)
    Speed Mach 3 (1000 m/s) (Aster 15)
    Mach 4.5; 1,400 m/s (Aster 30)

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    I wonder what will come after SSN-22 Sunburn, KH-21 and Brahmos !

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    Quote Originally Posted by leloup46 View Post
    Operational
    range
    1.7–30 km (Aster 15)
    3–120 km (Aster 30)
    Flight altitude 13 km maximum (Aster 15)
    20 km (Aster 30)
    Speed Mach 3 (1000 m/s) (Aster 15)
    Mach 4.5; 1,400 m/s (Aster 30)
    It's the range of the interceptor,i asked about the range of the rockets that it can intercept-300KM-400KM?

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    Quote Originally Posted by armored_diplomacy View Post
    I wonder what will come after SSN-22 Sunburn, KH-21 and Brahmos !
    You'll soon see New systems are "Brahmos-2" developed with India, and "Tsyrkon" for russian navy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MUSHROOM123 View Post
    It's the range of the interceptor,i asked about the range of the rockets that it can intercept-300KM-400KM?
    it doesn't matter if it can intercept it at 3 km or 120 km when the attacking sea skimming missile is launched at 400 km (are they any ?), it's a detection problem, which is different. The longer range for the attacker should be favorable to the interceptor giving more time to detect and adjust.

    Regarding ballistic missiles Aster has intercepted a "scud-type".

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MBDA_Aster

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    Very nice. This will silence detractors on Strategypage that the Aster cannot intercept supersonic targets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C.Puffs View Post
    I hope they post a video of it. So far there haven't been many at all.
    Got any videos of the Coyote target missile? Those were made and tested a few miles away from me at Aerojet where my grandpa used to work.

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    Has any of the currently operational ship based SAM types been successfully tested against supersonic cruise missiles/ASMs ?

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    Wonder if the GQM 163A Coyote could be turned into a Harpoon replacement or an American answer to the Sunburn? Wouldn't think it'd be that much of a stretch to turn it into the weapon its emulating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bravosixniner View Post
    Wonder if the GQM 163A Coyote could be turned into a Harpoon replacement or an American answer to the Sunburn? Wouldn't think it'd be that much of a stretch to turn it into the weapon its emulating.
    Yeah, I've been wondering that myself for some time. It's only got a 60 mile range, so that might be the reason. Although, I'm sure it wouldn't be hard to extend it.

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