It's hard to keep track of what's on which thread (it could have been this one for all I know), but someone recently posted that Martlet has been tested on a mount carrying several missiles which attaches to the side of a 30mm gun. It was test fired from a frigate a couple of days ago.The Martlet/Light Multirole Missile would be a better choice, and has been tested against both airborne and waterborne targets. However you still have problems like were do you put the launcher, where do you control it from, who operates and maintains it, and so on. (...)
Royal Navy vessel fires Martlet missile - NWI - Naval Warfare - Shephard Media
There has been no announcement yet as to which ships, if any, this will actually be deployed on.Lt Cmdr George Blakeman, HMS Sutherland’s weapon engineer officer, said: ‘The current defence against fast inshore attack craft, the 30mm gun, is highly effective for closer range engagements.
‘By adding the missile to the gun mount it is anticipated it will extend the reach of the ship’s defensive systems – key to successful defence against fast craft using swarm attack tactics.’