This is coolbert:
First there was BrahMos.
Then there was X-38.
Thanks to StrategyPage for the tip.
Russian supersonic cruise missiles additional indicators of Russian continuing military evolution and engineering expertise.
The former analogous to the American Tomahawk.
The latter analogous to the American Harpoon.
BrahMos available in a land-based [GLCM], ship-launched [SLCM] or air-launched [ALCM] variety.
That supersonic capability making the missile more or less impervious to any and all know defenses?
That X-38 an air launched cruise missile [ALCM] with a much shorter range than the BrahMos but still a significant weapon advancement.
Both BrahMos and X-38 both highly [?] reliant on the Russian GLONASS GPS system for guidance? AND these two missiles the primary target of which is the warships of the U.S. Navy? Fleeting targets that can maneuver and introduce counter-measures.
American military planners DO NOT have comparable cruise missiles of supersonic variety on the drawing boards or in development? I do not know. Or is the supersonic speed an over-rated capability NOT to be taken as a serious and overwhelming threat? Devoted readers to the blog know more than I do?