Future cruise/anti-ship missiles

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Re: Future cruise/anti-ship missiles

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wargame_insomniac wrote: 19 Oct 2023, 19:01 I guess Land Attack Cruise Missiles are simpler in that their target does nt move!! :)
Be interesting to see how this now 3-way development of the two missiles works out.
Thats the thing...I wouldn't be surprised if it had some moving target capability with its dual seeker...and data link.
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From the link above.
In 2022, the programme was evaluating two missile concepts: a low observable subsonic cruise missile and a supersonic highly manoeuvrable missile, moving away from a previous focus on a hypersonic solution akin to the CVS401 Perseus.

The current trajectory of the FC/ASW programme involves completing the assessment phase by 2024 and proceeding to the manufacturing phase from 2025 to 2035. Notably, the programme plans to introduce two role-specific variants, with a deep-strike, land-attack variant expected to be operational from 2028 and an anti-ship variant from 2034.
So hypersonic version is not going ahead.

Gab has mentioned a vertical launch version of the Future cruise, I was surprised about this as I had never seen that mentioned before. I always assumed the first version would be an air launched version from the Typhoon.

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VL and canister launch have been mentioned previously.

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Jdam wrote: 20 Jan 2024, 16:30 So hypersonic version is not going ahead.
I suspect MBDA told the Admiral who was all gaga over hypersonics, how much that would cost to develop.
Jdam wrote: 20 Jan 2024, 16:30 Gab has mentioned a vertical launch version of the Future cruise, I was surprised about this as I had never seen that mentioned before. I always assumed the first version would be an air launched version from the Typhoon.
That's why the RN is fitting Mk 41's to everything that floats :D

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Timmymagic wrote: 20 Jan 2024, 19:01 VL and canister launch have been mentioned previously.
Has canister launch been officially verified?

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I do not think Naval SCALP, the French predecessor to FC/ASW) is canister launched, just VLS & torpedo tube.

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