Hi. Following a Steam thread regarding a few imprecisions in some DB3000 systems, here is a summary of what I said on that topic, as asked by Dimitris. Please not that I provided sources on the original Steam topic, but that because of the useless and time-wasting link restriction on new accounts that is set up here, I wasn’t able to include them in this post (nor a link to the Steam forum). Refer to Steam if you want to read the sources.
1 - When firing a Scud B at a SAMP/T, the missile is never tracked, let alone dectected, using the Arabel radar. The reentry vehicle is detected by the operators visually (Mk.1 eyeball), which is basically useless since this doesn't permit a missile firing.
2 - A quite similar issue can be seen using the EMPAR radar on the figates carrying the Aster 30: the radar manages to detect the missile, but way too late to reliably fire and guide a missile. This is somehow mitigated by the S.1850M VSR radar carried by some frigates, which manages to detect and track the missile quite early), but this is not realistic. The S.1850M VSR is a long-range, air surveillance radar. Even with the BMD modification, it cannot provide a reliable fire guidance. If the EMPAR doesn't get a solid lock on the missile, there will be no launch. In this scenario, there is no launch indeed but I'm not sure whether that's because of issue #2 or issue #4.
3 – The Aster Missile Datalink can handle up to 16 missiles at the time, while the overall SAMP/T system is limited to 2 missiles salvoes (currently, CMANO lists the Aster Datalink as being able to handle only one missile).
4 - Independently from these radar issues, the Aster 30 is listed in the database as being able to intercept a target travelling at 2300 kts. This is incorrect, the baseline Aster 30 Block 0 is able to intercept SRBMs with a range of around 600km, i.e with a terminal velocity of approx. 2200m/s, or around 4250 kts (this ABM capacity was increased in to 1500km-range IRBMs with the Aster 30 Block 1 NT, which boast a new Ku band seeker and improved software). This capacity was demonstrated in 2011 when a baseline Aster 30 Block 0 shot down a Black Sparrow target missile simulating a Scud B , flying at a speed of around 2000 m/s.
5 - A more trivial issue: the Aster 30 Block 1NT page in the DB3000 build 477 is using the MIM-23 Hawk description and picture.
6 - Unrelated to the Aster 30: another inaccuracy regarding the NSM/JSM missile. It has a dual way L16 datalink that allows for retargeting and more precise targeting while in flight. Ingame, both the NSM and JSM are using inertial guidance only until they reach their sensor activation point.
7 – The Aster 30 Block 1 NT is not associated to any unit and cannot be added using the Weapon menu of other units.
Have a nice day. :)