uh, based?

uh, based?

https://twitter.com/DeptofDefense/status/1433852377870839808

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    a fucking shipping container

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Basically, "how do we get more vls cells without having to pay to commission 100 more ships and crew and maintain them"

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Also could be used with the US army's new vls ashore system thats coming in 2025

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Possibly, though they want pretty large cells since they already have plans for using SM-6 and Tomahawks.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The SM-6 with booster is around a foot longer than the Tomahawk with the booster. The Army is using the same container based Mk 41 strike version 4-cell launcher.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >The Army is using the same container based Mk 41 strike version 4-cell launcher.
              Their Typhon project is slated to carry Tomahawks and SM-6, so make of that what you will.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I know. It's the same launcher that the Navy is using, as the missiles are Navy developments. It will keep the costs down.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                What I don't get is why the Army doesn't just go all in with the Navy and get an ESSM variant for their mid range air defense needs since the latest versions are no longer SARH.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Mostly the NASAM does most of that already.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                https://i.imgur.com/vfjING6.jpg

                They have the AMRAAM-ER for the NASAM, which is an ESSM missile mated to the AMRAAM seeker and warhead. Which could be quad packed just like the ESSM in the Mk. 41 VLS cell. I suspect they will do that. Army doesn't like using Navy systems as it cuts into their future budget. Though, it seems to be changing fast. They, also, have the Dynetics' Enduring Shield which is the old Multi Mission Launcher that fires AIM-9X, and AMRAAM directives that just won out over Iron Dome.

                I forgot NASAM is no longer just a ground launched AMRAAM

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Gonna be honest, a ground launched AMRAAM is good enough for mid ranged air defense.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Seems to be an excellent missile, too. You would expect that from combining two fantastic systems, though. The ESSM block II uses the seeker from the SM-6. The Air Force and Navy are also looking to integrate the AMRAAM-ER into the F-35A/C for internal carry, along with the other 3 or so upgrades coming to the AIM-120D AMRAAM, and the new AIM-260 getting tested now. Then, they have been testing an air-launched SM-6 without the booster on F/A-18s. It seems they will have quite the stable of BVR missiles for decades to come.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                They have the AMRAAM-ER for the NASAM, which is an ESSM missile mated to the AMRAAM seeker and warhead. Which could be quad packed just like the ESSM in the Mk. 41 VLS cell. I suspect they will do that. Army doesn't like using Navy systems as it cuts into their future budget. Though, it seems to be changing fast. They, also, have the Dynetics' Enduring Shield which is the old Multi Mission Launcher that fires AIM-9X, and AMRAAM directives that just won out over Iron Dome.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Don't worry bro am just your usual cargo ship carrying hundreds of random containers bro.
      >SIKE

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >A container ship? Better shoot at it first and ask questions later.
        >It had medical supplies for civilians? What a shame, couldn't be helped.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          they are creating urban camo weapons so they can kill civilians discretely

          >Don't worry bro am just your usual cargo ship carrying hundreds of random containers bro.
          >SIKE

          So...the Club-k?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yes, but with a SAM.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              But shooting down airliners is Russia's shtick.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yes but with missiles that work

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >containers open
        >thousands of fucking missiles rise into the sky
        Kino.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's beautiful because it min maxes the logistics aspect of it, as well

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        "Sir, everything related to our international trade and shipping infrastructure is based around and optimized for moving boxes of a specific dimension"
        "Splendid, make the new weapon that dimension"

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          makes me wonder why are containers that specific size ? how did we all agree on the dimensions ?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Basically, the ISO did it. In 1968 it set 4 reccomendations for how to do standard shipping containers and the rest of the world just rolled with it. Kinda a "why not? We've got to agree with some sort of standard or we'll be hand loading and unloading for the rest of our lives."

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This is actually a great idea.
          Troubling if the same logistics are targets in war though.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            how many world powers can protect container ships in the middle of the atlantic or pacific?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Few, primarily the US.
              I’m referring to land based coverage with reference to Ukraine. The Russians are targeting civilian infrastructure and this would lead to more indiscriminate loss.
              Food, water, and medical resources may be shipped in times of emergency via cargo containers. If we start popping off missiles or drones from the same structure there will be civilian casualties. At the same token, it could be a motivator to rally support from moderates against such an aggressor.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'd bet money on this being aimed for deployment in places like islands in southeast asia

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The logistics are always targeted, the hard part is getting to them since they're usually behind the enemy Frontline.
            >See: German submarine warfare

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      easy to preposition in china itself

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just slap a Maersk or JB Hunt livery on it and you’ll it becomes undetectable by enemy surveillance.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      genius

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    oh, and it can be mounted on trucks. it carries the SM-6 missile which can be used for air-to-air, air-to-surface, and anti-ballistic roles.

    https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/navy-unveils-truck-mounted-sm-6-missile-launcher-in-european-test

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      When we getting MQ-99?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/0CukYun.jpg

        Kratos has you covered.

        https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/30474/this-containerized-launcher-for-the-xq-58a-valkyrie-combat-drone-could-be-a-game-changer

        https://i.imgur.com/13icQh8.jpg

        [...]

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >sm-6 in a shipping container

      Kek, so the us is just 100% focused on fucking China in a potential future conflict.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >here's a metal box with tubes, that'll be 1 billion dollars

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I see they used their brand new stealth technology

      >nooooooooooooooo the missile launcher has to be like a gundam from my anime

      :/

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        ah, an image back when /v/ wasn't complete shit

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I see they used their brand new stealth technology

      >Navy "forward planning" expands the number of VLS tubes
      >in twenty years, but since (we) "forgot" to make regular investments, for the next 15 years there's going to be 200+ VLS tubes SHORT
      >oh hai, we can deploy VLS tubes on a shipping container if necessary
      >order 150 of those, please
      >and the ships to but them?
      >just drop them in the ocean, that'll do

      they are creating urban camo weapons so they can kill civilians discretely

      tochka-u but worse..

      Let the vatnig and chinsect seething begin.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It probably isn't reusable, either.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Cope, vatnig. Come back when your S-300s don't return to sender their missiles. It's easy to make your systems cheap when you don't care if they work or are reliable. Or you're just making chinesium copies of shitty Soviet/Russian systems. Now, back to the field HQ so HIMARS can destroy you with pinpoint accuracy, reliability, and repeatability.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I see they used their brand new stealth technology

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >You will see Transformrs or M.A.S.K. in your lifetime
      What a time to be alive!

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    wasn't this literally in the last ace combat game but with UAVs instead of missiles?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Who says we can shove a uav in there too?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Erusea reinforced their hold on the space elevator by hiding UAVs in the nearby city that way, yeah. I forget if they ever used them that way offensively.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Multiple missions feature container launched UAVs. They only get a specific cutscene highlighting them in the first space elevator mission though.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yep. What a great game. I bet we will see UAVs launched like this by the end of the decade.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kratos has you covered.

      https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/30474/this-containerized-launcher-for-the-xq-58a-valkyrie-combat-drone-could-be-a-game-changer

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/BpDi4sg.jpg

        Yep. What a great game. I bet we will see UAVs launched like this by the end of the decade.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        damn put this on every little ship that will fit it

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's going to be the F-35s wingman, so they probably will to increase coverage area.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        We Grunder now

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    WE ERUSEAN NOW

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Navy "forward planning" expands the number of VLS tubes
    >in twenty years, but since (we) "forgot" to make regular investments, for the next 15 years there's going to be 200+ VLS tubes SHORT
    >oh hai, we can deploy VLS tubes on a shipping container if necessary
    >order 150 of those, please
    >and the ships to but them?
    >just drop them in the ocean, that'll do

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      turning this shipping container into a autonomous stealth boat would be a cool idea

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    some Logi officer is having an orgasm right now

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Soulless.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So a 4 shot VLS in a shipping container? Not exactly revolutionary but definitely useful.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    they are creating urban camo weapons so they can kill civilians discretely

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    tochka-u but worse..

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This shits old. I remember some boomer trying to get funding for this after the Falklands. He kept using the SS Atlantic Conveyor as an example.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So would this be the new "Cruise ship CVL conversion" meme in case of a conflict against a peer enemy? We would probably build more ships, but in the interim if we needed more missile boats we could take container ships? Throw these VLS tubes on them, throw some CIWS, 20mm Autocanons and a Marine Security Group along with a surface and air radar and call it good? Seems cost efficient to me.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i still don't like shipping container weapons. didn't like it when russia and china shilled them, don't like em when the us does

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wow more hiding weapons

    Don't be surprised when another "war crime" happens.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is a grave violation of rules based standards of international conduct.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      SHUT YOUR MOUF

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Its in response to China's container missile systems. If China doesn't value the norms of warfare, then US should match that.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >US Should mirror the actions of a communist regime, which put the communist regime at odds with international community in the first place
        Nice try at moral equivalence comrade

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Only the winners decide what the morals are.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    But how good can you reload it? And how good can you change location?
    The only thing is that this could be a module for a multi-purpose vehicle.

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