here is another vid from the Tomahawk Block IV fired from guided missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG-100)and guided into its target by an F/A-18E/F Super Hornet:
this is a tactical shift of US Navy called ‘Distributed Lethality’ ...
Vice Admiral Thomas Rowden, commander of Naval Surface Forces, further elaborated on the tactical shift at the symposium, as military.com reports: “We’re going to up-gun as many existing platforms as we can to achieve more total lethality.” Speakers at the symposium noted that the Navy will overhaul ships in service with low-cost weapon and sensor upgrades including Aegis destroyers, cruisers, supply ships, and littoral combat ships. However, more details on the specifics of this reshuffle will only emerge when the president’s 2016 budget request comes out next month.
this new strategy is one of the answers to russian/chinese/indian anti-access/area denial capabilities. it also is a start of an arms and technology race.
counter cruise missile ideas:
- hacking of data link - takeover of missile and retarget
- energy based weapons on high altitude combined with anti-stealth-AWACS
- railgun/missile point defense
- lightweight cobweb wall along treat axis (saw it first in Area 88 anime)
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.