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The British Navy will receive new anti-aircraft missiles

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The British Navy has completed testing Sea Ceptor anti-aircraft missiles. The British frigate HMS Argyll successfully conducted a double launch of new missiles, hitting aerial targets.


The British Navy will receive new anti-aircraft missiles


The development of Sea Ceptor missiles is being carried out by MBDA by order of the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense as part of the Future Local Area Air Defense System (FLAADS) project. The new rocket is capable of speeds up to 3500 km / h, which allows it to destroy various air objects, including supersonic rockets.

It is planned that Sea Ceptor will replace Sea Wolf missiles, which are armed with ships of the Type 23 project, and will also be used on promising Type 26 frigates. The mass of the new rocket is 99 kg, length - 3,2 m, diameter - 166 mm, flight range exceeds 25 km. Sea Ceptor will be used on British frigates, which should provide cover for aircraft carriers and strategic nuclear submarines. The key difference between Sea Ceptor and Sea Wolf is that the new missiles are able to protect not only the ship on which they are installed, but also other combat units within their radius of action, reports "Warspot"

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  1. Steve57
    Steve57 21 December 2017 14: 44 New
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    Smokeless turbojet engine, respect.
    1. corporal
      corporal 21 December 2017 14: 55 New
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      Quote: Steve57
      Smokeless turbojet engine

      The video is already fascinating.
  2. Herculesic
    Herculesic 21 December 2017 14: 45 New
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    And what is the mass of explosives in a missile warhead? This is a short-range missile, what about their average radius?
    1. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa 21 December 2017 20: 58 New
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      Quote: Herkulesich
      This is a short-range missile, what about their medium radius?
      Most likely - nothing. But what they stuck under the radio-transparent cap is a more interesting question. Most likely this is a semi-active GOS. But what will happen to the missile launcher when the electronic warfare will score the naval radar in the military?
      1. Evgeniy667b
        Evgeniy667b 22 December 2017 08: 59 New
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        And how is our "Poliment Redoubt"? How much is mentioned about him, and ships without weapons go.
  3. Lexus
    Lexus 21 December 2017 18: 42 New
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    The increase in range compared to the predecessor Sea Wolf CWS-26 2,5 times. Not to mention other features. Decent modernization of Type-23 frigates.