|All professionals know that Aster is head and shoulder above SM2 (unless Herald lies or incompetence)
As usual I was right agaisnt amateurs of this site like Herlad and so on:
I found an interestig insight about unability for SM2 to cope with modern threat:
We assessed the condition of the Standard Missile?2 as red because it failed to meet the asset readiness goal of 87 percent and only 2 of 5 variants achieved the goal in fiscal year 2002. The asset readiness goal is the missile equivalent of mission capable goals. The percent of non-ready for issue missiles (currently at 23 percent of the inventory) will increase because of funding shortfalls.
THE MOST IMPORTANT:
However, the most capable variant in the current inventory cannot handle the more sophisticated known airthreats. The Navy lost a capability to intercept extended range and ballistic missiles when development of the Block IVA variant was cancelled. The improved Block IIIB missiles will mitigate some risk until the SM-6 ERAM is deployed in 2010. Further, Navy officials stated that the Navy accepts an element of risk until the SM-6 is deployed because the threat is limited in both the number of missiles and the scenarios where those missiles would be employed. Officials also described the Navy?s anti-air warfare capability
as one of complementary systems and not singularly dependent on the
No wonder why Royal Navy or Singapore chose Aster instead SM2