Spain to Host 4 USN Augis BMD Ships

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by AndyPipkin, Oct 6, 2011.

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  1. I'm not sure if it's no capabilities, the Spanish F-100 AEGIS destroyers, the Dutch LCF's, Franco-Italian Horizons, UK Daring's, German F-124's (altogether about 23 ships) would all be quite capable of carrying out the BMD role)

    The Dutch have already participated in BMD drills with their boats.
  2. Horizons and Darings can't… period.

    We 'could' have had an ABM capability, but we ignored best advice back in the day and didn't fit the Mk41 VLS so we could stick SM-3's down the holes.
  3. Aster 30?
  4. Nah… could probably take a SCUD, but that's about it. BMD'? W'll need a proper exo-atmospheric kill vehicle - and ASTER Block 2 is still just a paper dream over at MDBA.