MDBA studies US low-cost cruise missile




 
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October 23rd, 2007  
rock45
 

Topic: MDBA studies US low-cost cruise missile


MDBA studies US low-cost cruise missile
European missile house MBDA's US arm is looking at the possibility of using technology from a UK loitering munition in a low-cost cruise missile it is studying for the US Navy. But the Affordable Weapon System (AWS) is funded by money added to the US defence budget by Congress, and its future is uncertain. The AWS is intended to be a ship- and air-launched missile capable of carrying a 90kg (200lb) payload more than 1,000km (540nm) before loitering for several hours. The weapon's unit cost target is $250,000 in 2008 dollars, or less than one-third that of the navy's Raytheon Tactical Tomahawk land-attack cruise missile.

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October 23rd, 2007  
A Can of Man
 
 
We need cheaper weapons.
But more than that, smarter usage of funds. The unfortunate thing about the US government is that they think anything can be done if you throw enough money at it. Not true.
October 24th, 2007  
Tsunami
 
 
Did I miss something here - did they just compare the costs of a surface to air missile w/ a land-attack cruise missile?
Apples and oranges - if its a surface to air then compare it w/ an SM2 or similar surface to air missile.
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October 24th, 2007  
A Can of Man
 
 
Either way, everything's way too friggin' expensive.
 


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