|hi, i thought i'd throw some ideas at you all and see where it lands? on my throne as an armchair admiral im concerned at the apparent reliance on the naval anti-surface missile, abit like the AA missile focus with the F4 Phantom, only to see it struggle without a gun in vietnam.
Q:if a target is gifted with a good countermeasures suite, whats the realistic assumption that a missile will actually hit its target?
it seems to me the utimate effectiveness of your missile is handed to the enemy. i think if youve been hit by an antiship missile youve either A)been asleep at the wheel. B)gone the basic option with your defensive suite and its not up to speed. C)youve picked a fight with someone who has the very latest toy and the countermeasures cycle hasnt caught up with it yet; or D)youve been subjected to an overwhelming barrage of missiles descending upon you all at once (numbers difficult to realistically achieve i guess). so therefore the enemy really decides how much he spends, and whether your trendy missile actually works. Am i correct?
so, whats to stop us getting HMAS Vampire outa darling harbour, loading it with heaps of countermeasures as an umbrella, then closing to gunnery range and blowing the bad guys out of the water? a modern day dreadnought! something to ponder, im interested in your replies. cheers.