News story: Royal Navy destroyer to join ballistic defence trial

#1
Ministry of Defence said:
Building on its relationship with the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the joint Ministry of Defence and industry-run UK Missile Defence Centre (MDC) has agreed to take part in a trial which will include, for the first time, a Royal Navy Type 45 taking part in a major research and development programme. This will include testing the Sampson radar, part of the Sea Viper missile system, in detecting and tracking ballistic targets.

A missile is launched from a Type 45 destroyer's Sylver system on the ship's forecastle (library image) [Picture: Leading Airman (Photographer) Ben Sutton, Crown copyright]While there is no programme to fit Type 45 with Theatre Ballistic Missile Defence (TBMD) capability, much of the MDC’s research over recent years has been geared towards understanding potential the Royal Navy’s newest destroyers may have in this arena.
Simon Pavitt, Head of the MDC, remarked on the new research and development approach:
It will be a step change to be able to work so closely with such a ship in an emerging area of Defence. Working with an operational platform will make a significant difference to our level of understanding and could contribute both financially and technically towards any future programme.

A Type 45 destroyer fires an Aster 30 missile; part of the Sea Viper anti-air missile system (library image) [Picture: Copyright MBDA Incorporated]The MDA regularly conducts similar trials to test and verify the US military’s BMD systems. Including a Type 45 in one of these events for the first time, allows the two allies to closely cooperate with each other. HMS Daring, the first of the Type 45 Class, is no stranger to operating with the US Navy, having completed several training exercises in both US and UK waters. HMS Daring’s recent deployment to the Gulf included several joint operational missions.
The UK Missile Defence Centre was established in 2003 following signature of a Memorandum of Understanding between the UK and US on how to jointly conduct ballistic defence studies. By establishing a joint industry and MOD centre the UK government can best meet the UK’s long-term policy and research requirements.



More...
 
#2
We should have built more than six if we were aerious about the Type 45 having an ABM. Still, I think this is significant news, and the potential has been discussed for years.
 
#3
We should have built more than six if we were aerious about the Type 45 having an ABM. Still, I think this is significant news, and the potential has been discussed for years.
And while we've been talking about it, the French went off and did it.
 
#4
Does the UK have a strategy for defence against ballistic missiles?
 
#5
Does the UK have a strategy for defence against ballistic missiles?
Oh yes, there's even a civil defence drill to be followed, it looks like this.......



....it's better to drop your keks first though......it makes it easier to kiss your own arse goodbye!
 
#6
So if I understand this, we, under guidance of the smoke and mirrors men provided mostly by BAE, refit our ships at huge expense, buy in American ABMs at huge expense, which are then to be fired and targeted under control of the US MDA set up for the defence of North America!


Mmmhhhh....good value that!
 
#7
Does the UK have a strategy for defence against ballistic missiles?
Yes. It's to encourage foreign nationals to reside here. As yet ICRC hasn't clocked that it's a pre-emptive human shield policy.
 

Grumblegrunt

LE
Book Reviewer
#9
do aliens even play cricket.

what about the hush hush job when they realise its actually crap then?
 
#12
So, tell me, the French have a viable and proven ABM shield?




Posted from the ARRSE Mobile app (iOS or Android)

They've actually shot down a TBM target while we've been trying to shoot one down with endless PowerPoint presentations.


For the first time in France, the Air Force has successfully tested its new Mamba missile intercepting a missile-like "theater ballistic missiles." The successful test took place on November 14, announced the Ministry of Defence, the Test Center of the DGA Biscarosse (Landes).

The missile intercepted is a "Black Sparrow" Israeli-made, which is used by the IDF to test its missile shield. The missile was destroyed in flight - in conditions kept secret - is one of the Aster 30 SAMP / T, the system Sol Medium Range Air / Land, called Mamba. The first squadron of air defense with the Mamba is the "Servance" at Luxeuil. Eventually, ten systems will be delivered. Read our previous post on the subject.

The SAMP / T is a Franco-Italian air defense (against aircraft) equipped with anti-missile capabilities. They can intercept theater ballistic missiles, that is to say devices with a range less than 3000 km. The threat they represent, read the report of the Senate.

Une première en France : un missile intercepté par un antimissile Aster
 

Similar threads

New Posts

Latest Threads

Top