Carrier-Killing Ballistic Missiles

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Re: Carrier-Killing Ballistic Missiles

Postby Tregonsee on Fri 10 Feb 2012 08:53

I was an Intel officer, including time spent on 7th Fleet staff (2007-2008). ADM Willard has been at times _too_ smart... I think it is all of those Washington directives.

What Scott can't answer, I likely can, within classification guidelines.
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Re: Carrier-Killing Ballistic Missiles

Postby nukesnipe on Fri 10 Feb 2012 18:24

Tregonsee wrote:I was an Intel officer, including time spent on 7th Fleet staff (2007-2008). ADM Willard has been at times _too_ smart... I think it is all of those Washington directives.

What Scott can't answer, I likely can, within classification guidelines.


Well spoken! "Too smart". Oh, the understatement! :lol:
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Re: Carrier-Killing Ballistic Missiles

Postby SJG Gamer on Sun 14 Jul 2013 14:09

Hello everyone,
Former US Navy GMT (Gunners Mate) here. These missiles can be tracked by ships' radar and can then be engaged by SAMs from the CVN's escorting Ticonderoga-class CGs & Arliegh Burke-class DDGs. The secret to hitting a well defended CVN is not to fire a few impressive-sounding "carrier-killing" ballistic missiles at it, but to swamp the defenses. This is valid both in modern naval warfare, and in Starfire. 8-)

I cannot see how these ER Missiles could survive the massive SAM baggage they would have to get thru to score a hit. With respect to ballistic missiles, a CNV is not a large target.
The navy should follow this development with much interest, and then develop plans to address the threat.

Before WW2, there was concern that land-based aircraft would make surface ships, even the CVs of the 1930s obsolete. This didn't happen. Land-based aircraft were a threat that had to be dealt with, and did cause some harm, but Sea-Power triumphed in the end.

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Re: Carrier-Killing Ballistic Missiles

Postby southwestforests on Sun 08 Sep 2013 07:40

It is the centuries old cycle of a new weapon engenders new countermeasures which then spurs enhancement of original weapon which then spurs enhancement of countermeasures which then ... which then ... which then ...
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