The Navy Seeks Deadlier Anti-Ship Missiles

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    Worried about China’s increasing naval might, the U.S. Navy is scrambling to be buy new anti-ship missiles for the first time in decades, and throwing out its old playbook for war strategy in the Pacific.

    Since the end of the Cold War, the American military has enjoyed unrivaled dominance on the high seas, with no other navy posing a serious threat. But over the past decade, China has rapidly built up a naval force to be reckoned with, spending tens of billions of dollars annually to produce dozens of new warships of every size, and a formidable arsenal of missiles aimed at undercutting America’s naval reach.

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    Looks like either our harpoons will be upgraded to get double the rang or we will go with Norwegian NSM.
    http://thediplomat.com/2015/04/who-will-supply-the-us-navys-next-anti-ship-missile/
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    Boeing is developing a kit to upgrade existing Harpoon Block II missiles for extended range, in the hope of attracting interest from the US Navy's (USN's) new frigate programme, officials announced on 14 April.

    Called Harpoon Next Generation, the new version would include a more fuel-efficient engine, additional fuel, and a smaller 300-pound class warhead, company officials told reporters at the Navy League Sea-Air-Space symposium in National Harbor, Maryland.

    http://www.janes.com/article/50754/...o-upgrade-harpoon-missiles-for-extended-range
     
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