APKWS Air to Air Testing

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Unread post24 Dec 2019, 20:29

Pretty interesting and innovative solution to the cruise missile swarm problem.

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Unread post25 Dec 2019, 05:38

Reminds me of the late 50's early 60's solution to Soviet bomber interceptions was to volley FFAR's at their target (if my memory serves me correctly - too lazy to look it up this Christmas Eve). Hope the APKWS get's outfitted to the U.S.A.F. A-10 Thunderbolt II's (sometimes a Hellfire is overkill). Wonder if APKWS's have been fitted to any U.C.A.V's like Global Hawk?
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Unread post25 Dec 2019, 08:26

Amazing adaptation of existing technologies. I am sure the APKWS air to air capability can be used to deal bombers, transports and helos once their escorts has been attrited by real AAMs. A couple of Vipers can deal serious harm to a enemy heliborne assault!
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Unread post25 Dec 2019, 18:44

I can see it being shortlived if they can pack 10 or twelve KE non-exploding units into one tube using that Metal Storm technology. You could pack considerably more into the same space for the same mission.
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Unread post25 Dec 2019, 19:14

madrat wrote:I can see it being shortlived if they can pack 10 or twelve KE non-exploding units into one tube using that Metal Storm technology. You could pack considerably more into the same space for the same mission.


If they use the 19 tube vs the 7 tube, that increases the firepower considerably.

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