Discussion in 'Strategic Forces' started by dranzer, Jul 20, 2010.
can the brahmos evade the phalanx laser weapon system?
Farnborough, UK: Raytheon and a U.S. Navy team used a combined-beam fiber laser to shoot down four unmanned aerial vehicles in flight during an over-the-water engagement.
The UAV targets were engaged and destroyed using the Navy's Laser Weapon System guided by Raytheon's Phalanx Close-in Weapon System sensor suite. LaWS is made up of six industrial-use lasers that simultaneously focus on the target.
"These engagements validate the operational viability of the Phalanx-LaWS combination at sea," said Dr. Taylor W. Lawrence, president of Raytheon Missile Systems. "The Raytheon- Navy team demonstrated the systems' capability to detect, track, engage and defeat dynamic targets at tactically significant ranges in a maritime environment."
For the test, the LaWS was mounted on a stable platform close to the Phalanx Block 1B mount. The Phalanx operator used the Block 1B's surface mode to perform electro-optical tracking and the system's radio frequency sensors to provide range data to the LaWS. When the Phalanx acquired the UAV, the LaWS destroyed the target.
"The Raytheon-Navy team is moving directed energy solutions toward utility in the battlespace to provide warfighters with speed-of-light protection," said Lawrence. "This shoot down leverages the significant investment the Navy has made in the Phalanx Close-in Weapon System and extends its combat-proven leadership in close-in defense systems."
Well every weapon system in this world can be brought down in my opinion. So I think Bhramos is not god-sent.
i thought brahmos, with its maneuvaribility skills ,would be tough to negotiate with.
It is "tough" to negotiate with...not non-negotiable....
what would be the probability of a successfull strike by brahmos?
Brahmos is overkill against some Navys like in Pakistan or China. US has an answer to everything.
The Question is not "Can Phalanx take down Brahmos?" but it is "How many Brahmos can Phalanx take down?"
How many targets will it be able to engage? How can it perform against the Mach 3+ targets while recharging simultaneously? Can it differentiate enemy targets & native/friendly aircrafts? These questions appear to be with negative answer at this point of time.
Also right now Phalanx laser system is considered to be last wall of defense. So its range is limited. At such a low ranged terminal interception, even the fragments of supersonic missile (MACH 3+) possess very high kinetic energy to cause severe damage.
i think we need to fire 2 Brahmos at one Target, so that Reaction Time is too less and probebly hit the Target well.
We still dont know what tactics the navy uses or going to use for Bhramos. So we need to wait and see.
Now I see why PN is interested in Phalanx Close-in Weapon System Block 1B :happy_8:
may be they are pursuing them for OHPs as no specifications of refurbished OHPs are out yet....
DW....Phalanx offered to Pakistan Navy is with the Vulcan gun. This is about LaWS employed instead of Vulcan.
How come you say that Block 0 is already operational with PN, Block 1A is with Vulcan gun & Block 1B is with LaWS ????
how good is the radar for phalanx ?coz that will surely play the biggast role and tilt the probabilities...
DW...because the LaWs is yet to be operational with the USN....
It uses the same radar of Phalanx CIWS which is Ku band with range of some 10km which is poor to defend against the supersonic missile like Brahmos.
how good is the radar of phalanx ? coz surely that will play the biggest role and tilt the probabilities...
I am just saying that PN is indeed interested in acquiring Block 1B & upgrade existing Block 0 or may be I am mixing it up, any ways here in Range of AsHM you can even see Bhramos...
EDIT: MY mistake, sorry
if the radar isn't that good then how is the laser system going to be effective ?
it is actually the last line of defence, when every thing fails you switch to this system....
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