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Interesting view of an anti ship missile test - video

Video by Norway's Kongsberg of a flight test of its Naval Strike Missile (NSM), the basis of the Joint Strike Missile under development for the F-35 JSF.

Here the fire-and-forget missile is launched from land at the Pt Mugu, Calif., test range and is filmed by a chase aircraft and sea-skims a few feet above the Pacific, flying over an island to acquire and attack a target ship on the other side.

Kongsberg says this mission profile gave the NSM's imaging-infrared seeker just 1.5 seconds to acquire and identify the ship as its pre-programmed target.

The Naval Strike Missile is a fire-and-forget cruise missile--that is, you preprogram the missile with a target, and it finds its own way there. The 900-pound NSM is super-nimble and equipped with GPS and other inertial and terrain-based systems that allow it to hug the contours of a coastline, cruise just above the surface of the ocean, or negotiate terrestrial terrain at very low radar-evading altitudes.



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By netchicken: posted on 29-9-2011








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