Thursday, June 2, 2016

Revealed: The US Navy's Master Plan to Crush Enemy Cruise Missiles Is Here

The U.S. Navy and numerous NATO partners are developing a new, upgraded high-tech ship defense weapon designed to identify, track and destroy incoming enemy anti-ship cruise missiles and other threats, service officials explained.
The Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile Block II, or ESSM, is a new version of an existing Sea Sparrow weapons system currently protecting aircraft carriers, destroyers, cruisers, amphibious assault ships and other vessels against anti-ship missiles and other surface and airborne short-range threats to ships such as drones, enemy aircraft and helicopters, Navy officials said.  more