The need for a new anti-ship missile becomes urgent in the face of advances in naval defenses
As the U.S. Navy's only anti-ship missile celebrates its 40th anniversary, parallel development of two highly survivable potential replacements for the long-serving Boeing Harpoon has reached a critical stage. Two variants of the Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM), a joint effort by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) and Office of Naval Research, are on track for test flights beginning in late 2012, says developer Lockheed Martin, following completion of a ...
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