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2022-09-16 Science & Technology
Navy Unveils Truck-Mounted SM-6 Missile Launcher
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Posted by M. Murcek 2022-09-16 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10801 views ]  Top

#1 EV I'd bet.
Posted by Dale 2022-09-16 04:45||   2022-09-16 04:45|| Front Page Top

#2 Also essential for the Marines' new pacific strategy. SM-6 + Tomahawk + new longer range MLRS.
Posted by Snash Shairt9621 2022-09-16 06:17||   2022-09-16 06:17|| Front Page Top

#3 Now miniaturize the AN/SPY-6 radar of the Aegis system and put it on a set of trucks. The combination with mobile SM-6 would be powerful in the field.
Posted by M. Murcek 2022-09-16 06:20||   2022-09-16 06:20|| Front Page Top

#4 Why is the Navy mounting weapons on trucks? The Marines I could understand, but they're not mentioned.
Posted by ed in texas 2022-09-16 10:17||   2022-09-16 10:17|| Front Page Top

#5 Why is the Navy involved? Partly Beltway budget shenanigans: the Army and Air Force have their own programs as well. Partly the fact that the Navy has shore installations that need protecting and they don't want to have Army units doing it. Lastly, remember Tom Clancy?, the Navy doesn't want their ships anchored as semi-permanent ABM platforms and stuck there...
Posted by magpie 2022-09-16 10:36||   2022-09-16 10:36|| Front Page Top

#6 Considering that the SM-6 is a Navy weapon system, it does make some sense for them to run it. Otherwise you're going to have to be sending Army/Airforce/Marines to a navy weapons school to use the thing.
Posted by Silentbrick 2022-09-16 19:31||   2022-09-16 19:31|| Front Page Top

#7 In my era the only important truck in the navy was the exchange mobile Cantonese AKA the roach coach.
Posted by Super Hose 2022-09-16 20:43||   2022-09-16 20:43|| Front Page Top

#8 It's nice, but it seems a bit bulky. Can we have a precision-guided missile that launches from the back of an F-150? A MLRS variant would be nice for skirmishing with the neighbors or holiday celebrations.
Posted by SteveS 2022-09-16 21:29||   2022-09-16 21:29|| Front Page Top

#9 The SM-6 Program is "Evolutionary not Revolutionary"... maybe that's why it doesn't seem to be a 'hot mess' like the LCS, or an 'trouble program' like the F-35 or V-22 Osprey.
Posted by magpie 2022-09-16 23:22||   2022-09-16 23:22|| Front Page Top

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