Sea Viper no worky?

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  1. Sea Viper fails to strike

    The UK Defense Ministry and industry are trying to identify the cause of the failure of what was planned to be the last qualification test firing of the Royal Navy’s Sea Viper air defense missile system.
    The Sea Viper – the Royal Navy’s name for the MBDA Principal Anti-Air Missile System – is the primary anti-air armament of the navy’s Type 45 destroyer.

    The test failure “has been a setback in the generation of the full capability,” says Andrew Tyler, the chief operating officer for the ministry’s Defense Equipment and Support organization.

    “We are working extremely hard with the other partner nations and the company to resolve what the problems were with the final firing,” says Tyler. He adds that as yet it is “too early to come up with the diagnosis.”

    The final qualification test – the most stressing of the test firing program – is thought to be have been a two target engagement.




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  2. Not a drama, no one to fire it at anyway!
     
  3. rampant

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  4. Isn't it supposed to be able to engage up to 16 targets simultaneously? It failed on two? Let's hope it's just a minor software glitch.