Seeker For U.S. Armys New Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile Flight Tested

>The Army is working on a Precision Strike Missile variant that can hit moving ships, as well as hostile air defenses, using a new seeker.
>The U.S. Army has successfully flight tested a new seeker that will help transform its new Precision Strike Missile short-range ballistic missile into weapon that can strike moving ships and enemy air defenses. This news comes as Iranian-backed Houthi militants in Yemen have become the first to fire anti-ship ballistic missiles in anger and are now regularly using them in attacks in and around the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. Weapons of this type have also been a major topic of discussion in the context of a potential future conflict between the United States and China in the Pacific.
I thought that ASBMs were a meme?: https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/seeker-for-u-s-armys-new-anti-ship-ballistic-missile-flight-tested

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    ASBMs without a seeker are

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Without guidance all missiles are ballistic. ASBM should not be used to describe unguided rockets.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    uh what are they seeking?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Ships

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    ok but why does the army need that?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      to shoot at ships

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        shouldnt that be done by the navy and air force?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          why?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          If all branches are able to perform certain tasks in different ways, the capability of the entire military is improved. Sometimes the navy or the air force may not be immediately on hand to perform a strike tasked by the army.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            i just dont think its worth the money of developing that, when the likelihood of the army ever needing to shoot ASBMs is very low

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Wake Island.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                as if china even on paper had the capability to get anywhere close to there

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              It's about area denial and conservation of resources, as well. If you can post up an army unit on a pacific island to keep an eye out over nearby waters you are relieving a destroyer from having to do the same task and freeing up navy resources to be directed to the main fight around Taiwan.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      if you couldn't swim you would be big mad about those shippys also.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    why does the army need a missile made to take out ships? isn't that the navy's job?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      To defend coastal areas from hostile navies, presumably.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        if a hostile fleet manages to make it to the us mainland unimpeded, it's honestly joever at that point. no amount of coastal AShMs are gonna change that

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          There's plenty of bases around the world that might need to delay an enemy navy for a while.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    neat

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