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XavNN

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USS Zumwalt Successfully Completes First Standard Missile Shot

The USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) successfully executed the first live fire test of the MK 57 Vertical Launching System with a Standard Missile (SM-2) on the Naval Air Weapons Center Weapons Division Sea Test Range, Point Mugu, Oct. 13.

As the first-in-class ship, USS Zumwalt successfully demonstrated its capability to detect, track and engage an Anti-Ship Cruise Missile threat with a SM-2. The structural test fire assessed the material readiness of the ship against shock and vibration of the weapon firing, as well as measure any hazards or degradations as a result of firing live ordnance.
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TerraN_EmpirE

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HALO? You mean Starship Troopers?
That’s more than a decade old now and being blunt ST kinda was a poor imitation of the
Landwarrior had a striking resemblance to the USCMC gear in the movie Aliens...
It was inspired by it. Sci-fi often inspired new tech just as new tech inspires sci-fi.
My point is that Studies of the like are common for the DOD. Sometimes they go nowhere sometimes they become real.
 

Max Demian

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USN planning the installation of hypersonic weapons on all Arleigh Burke destroyers, plus Zumwalts, Ohios and Virginias:

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No details available, other than the weapons would have global prompt strike capability: the ability to strike any point on the planet in less than an hour. To acheive that, they will need a range of 20,000 km.

The first surface platforms to receive the new weapons are most likely the Zumwalts.
 

anzha

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USN planning the installation of hypersonic weapons on all Arleigh Burke destroyers, plus Zumwalts, Ohios and Virginias:
If I were a betting man, I'd say its not likely to be the first hypersonic weapon that will go on the Burkes. I'd guess it'd be something smaller, perhaps an OpsFires derived missile.
 

gelgoog

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No details available, other than the weapons would have global prompt strike capability: the ability to strike any point on the planet in less than an hour. To acheive that, they will need a range of 20,000 km.
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Don't count on that. Even an SLBM doesn't have that range. Plus you can't fit a Trident II inside a Mark 41 VLS cell.
You don't need 20,000 km range. Take into account the global distribution of Burke class destroyers. There are dozens of them.
The US will likely just pick up an existing missile and replace the last stage with a MARV.
Later they might develop a missile with a scramjet but I think that will take much longer.
 

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