U.S. demos a long-range anti-ship missile to counter Chinese weapons, but how urgent is the threat?
When the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) launched its Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (Lrasm) program in 2009, the threat to U.S. Navy warships from China's ballistic and supersonic anti-ship missiles looked serious. It still does, but now that the stealthy Lrasm has begun flight tests, mixed messages from the Pentagon have led Congress to cut back on funding for procurement. The first flight of the prototype anti-ship missile, modified by Lockheed Martin from its AGM-158 ...
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