Royal Navy reveals new supersonic anti-missile system

Discussion in 'Defence & Strategic Issues' started by Rahul92, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. Rahul92

    Rahul92 Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2010
    Messages:
    1,622
    Likes Received:
    748
    A new air defence system that can destroy enemy missiles travelling at supersonic speeds has been revealed by the Royal Navy.

    [​IMG]

    Sea Ceptor missiles fired from warships will reach speeds of up to Mach 3 and protect an area of around 500 sq miles.

    The £483 million contract to develop the defence system has been awarded to MBDA (UK).

    The Ministry of Defence said the five-year project would mean continued employment for around 500 workers.

    Facilities across the UK including at Stevenage in Hertfordshire, Filton in South Gloucestershire and Lostock in Bolton will be used to build the missile system.

    Defence Equipment Minister Peter Luff said: "The development of this missile system is a huge boost to the UK's world-leading missile industry and once again proves our commitment to providing battle-winning technology to our armed forces."

    To start with, Sea Ceptor will be used on the Royal Navy's Type 23 frigates, but in future it could be adapted for use by the Army and RAF.

    The head of the Navy, Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope, added: "This new weapon system will equip our frigates to deal with the type of sophisticated missile threat expected in the coming decades.

    "Investment in advanced defence technology, such as Sea Ceptor, is vital to ensure the Royal Navy's continued ability to defend the UK's interests wherever necessary."


    BBC - Newsbeat - Royal Navy reveals new supersonic anti-missile system
     
  2.  
  3. Rahul92

    Rahul92 Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2010
    Messages:
    1,622
    Likes Received:
    748
    I hope it is not powerful than bramhos
     
  4. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Messages:
    10,397
    Likes Received:
    2,314
    It's just CAMMS, a canister launched version of ASRAAM. Doesn't come close to VL MICA.
     
  5. utubekhiladi

    utubekhiladi The Preacher Elite Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2010
    Messages:
    3,021
    Likes Received:
    1,423
    Location:
    TX, USA
    why do you have to always jump to conclusion without knowing all the facts and details.
     
  6. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Messages:
    10,397
    Likes Received:
    2,314
    There is no jumping, I know the programme well.
     
  7. cobra commando

    cobra commando Tharki regiment Veteran Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2009
    Messages:
    10,493
    Likes Received:
    11,653
    Location:
    Oblivion
  8. p2prada

    p2prada Stars and Ambassadors Stars and Ambassadors

    Joined:
    May 25, 2009
    Messages:
    10,233
    Likes Received:
    3,896
    Location:
    Holy Hell
    ASRAAM has a dual pulse motor (no TVC) and comes only with an active RF seeker. The warhead is 10 Kg with laser fuse. MICA has a single pulse motor, but has TVC, and comes with interchangeable IR and RF seekers. The warhead is 12 Kg with RF fuse. RF seeker performance should be very similar. So, it is up to you which you want for your navy.

    For me, a dual pulse engine makes the CAMM a superior system since the kinetic impact is greater and it has a laser fuse which gives better accuracy.

    The C&C elements should be very similar since it is made by the same company.

    Both are much better than the Barak-1s that we use on our ships.
     
  9. laughingbuddha

    laughingbuddha Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2014
    Messages:
    413
    Likes Received:
    136
    Location:
    Shangrila (really!)
    How will the maitri compare to this system?
     

Share This Page