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Title: AIR DEFENSE: ANZACs Against High Speed Missiles
Post by: NewsMan on 13 December 2011, 05:00:11
AIR DEFENSE: ANZACs Against High Speed Missiles

December 12, 2011: Australia is spending $81 million each to upgrade the anti-ship missile defenses of its eight ANZAC class frigates. The upgrades consist of new radars and fire control systems, which enable incoming anti-ship missiles to be detected and tracked earlier and more accurately. This enables the ship's Sparrow missiles to more effectively destroy the attackers. There are more and more supersonic anti-ship missiles in service and older anti-missiles are less effective against these faster attackers. Some of the newer missiles also employ guidance systems that are more resistant to countermeasures. Thus anti-missile systems have to be smarter, and faster, to work. […]


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