Welcome to DefenceTalk.com Forum!

By registering with us, you'll be able to discuss, share and private message with other members of our community.

  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

missile defence

Discussion in 'Space Technology' started by gf0012-aust, Apr 4, 2017.

Share This Page

  1. gf0012-aust

    gf0012-aust Grumpy Old Man Staff Member Verified Defense Pro

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2003
    Messages:
    18,002
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Australia
  2. colay1

    colay1 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2014
    Messages:
    453
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    terra
    Until the day arrives when UAVs roam the stratosphere swatting ascending BMs with lasers, they apparently can help extend the reach of AEGIS ships on station in some convenient patch of water.


    https://www.mda.mil/system/potential_new_technologies.html

    Early Intercept

    By leveraging Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and space assets for pervasive over-the-horizon Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) image.sensor netting, the engagement zone of current Standard Missile-3 interceptors can be extended to the pre-apogee portion of a missile's trajectory...
     
  3. gf0012-aust

    gf0012-aust Grumpy Old Man Staff Member Verified Defense Pro

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2003
    Messages:
    18,002
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Australia
    yep, as I've said before, they are flying comms bearers as a single platform - as a hive they become a virtual array

    (similar to what I've said about F35 advances - the difference being that the larger they get the greater persistence and potential projection)

    so, if you extrapolate that to the potential for Locust type UAS to be launched from sonarbuoy tubes etc... then the ability for ASW aircraft to launch array nets in support of land or sea support becomes significant

    then there are the developments where UAS have been launched out of "howitzers"

    its an instant battlefield array/net
     
  4. John Fedup

    John Fedup Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2013
    Messages:
    2,526
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Vancouver and Toronto
  5. colay1

    colay1 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2014
    Messages:
    453
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    terra
    I cited this article in the UAS thread but it also rightly belongs here. BPI offers significant advantages in that BMs are most vulnerable and easily detected while ascending on a highly visible plume of flame and before they can deploy warhead(s) and decoys. A UAS-based system can integrate into AEGIS to cue SM-3 interceptors or directly address the threat if equipped with a suitable AAM.

    https://www.usni.org/magazines/proc...oost-phase-could-counter-north-korea-part-two