Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Finally one more item from Sharkhunters.
As dated 7 March 2017.
From WIZARD through Harry:
"the British Royal Navy [RN] might have done it again. Type 22 frigates equipped with new MK 41 missile launchers with no orders for missiles yet [Is there no money for them?]"
Mark 41 is the Vertical-Launch-System [VLS]. NOT the missiles themselves but the launch system.
Missiles pre-loaded into the VLS and ready for firing if and when needed and to include:
"The Mk 41 is capable of firing the following missiles: RIM-66 Standard [SAM], RIM-67 Standard [SAM], RIM-161 Standard Missile 3 [SAM, RIM-174 Standard ERAM [SAM and ASM], RGM-109 Tomahawk [ASM], RUM-139 VL-ASROC [Anti-Submarine-Rocket], RIM-7 Sea Sparrow [SAM], and RIM-162 ESSM [SAM]."
SAM = Surface to Air Missile, ASM = Anti-Ship-Missile, ASROC = Anti-Submarine-Rocket.
A warship without firepower is the same as tigers without teeth? Intuitively obvious to even the most casual of observers.
Thanks in all instances to MARCONI, WIZARD and Harry!