This is coolbert:
Paladin in action. A mission the concept of which was never envisioned when Paladin first hit the drawing board. Missile intercept. NOW a done deal.
Bullet hitting a bullet almost literally so and thanks to Fox News.
"It made history by shooting down a fast-moving maneuvering cruise missile"
FAST-MOVING AND MANEUVERABLE. NOT SPECIFIED WHAT TYPE OF AMERICAN CRUISE MISSILE.
Presumably this involves some sort of net-centric targeting. A whole host of sensors providing fire-control information to the firing unit.
"The long-range cannon could be a possibility by 2023"
Think not merely distance. Think also accuracy and lethality. Think also net-centric targeting.
MISSILES EXPENSIVE, ARTILLERY ROUNDS MUCH LESS SO.
See previous blog entry the long-range cannon concept: