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Offline TomS

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Re: USN/DARPA ACTUV program
« Reply #60 on: October 28, 2016, 06:39:19 pm »
It's not without limitations.  Flying something like TALONS js going to limit ship maneuverability similarly to a towed sonar.  And obviously play hell with helicopter operations.  So it's likely to end up on specialized platforms, not every ship.

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Re: USN/DARPA ACTUV program
« Reply #61 on: October 31, 2016, 02:55:38 am »
It's not without limitations.  Flying something like TALONS js going to limit ship maneuverability similarly to a towed sonar.  And obviously play hell with helicopter operations.  So it's likely to end up on specialized platforms, not every ship.
Depending on ship impact, I can see it being capable of being fitted to most ships - dedicated aviation ships would have issues, for example - and deployed as dictated by the tactical situation. Loads would be less than for a TAS, dictated simply by the fluid in which it operates, so it's more likely to be a question of available space than manoeuvrability (though that will be an issue).

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Re: USN/DARPA ACTUV program
« Reply #62 on: October 31, 2016, 04:09:05 pm »
For ship defence any additional warning time allows the best option to employ weapon's and tactics,IE what could
f the USS Stark team could of done with extra 30 seconds?

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Re: USN/DARPA ACTUV program
« Reply #64 on: November 20, 2016, 05:52:46 pm »
For ship defence any additional warning time allows the best option to employ weapon's and tactics,IE what could
f the USS Stark team could of done with extra 30 seconds?


Turned on the Phalanx? (Though given that Murphy seems to be the Patron Saint of the USN it probably takes 20 minutes to warm up.)
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Re: USN/DARPA ACTUV program
« Reply #65 on: November 20, 2016, 06:47:30 pm »
Phalanx was on, just in manual mode.  What needed to happen was for them to actually detect a launch, which they did not (neither did he AWACS nearby).  If they'd known that missiles were in flight, CIWS would probably have been put in auto and they would have had a chance.  Arming the SRBOC would have also helped, but again only if they knew to deploy it.

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Re: USN/DARPA ACTUV program
« Reply #66 on: November 20, 2016, 07:31:17 pm »
Phalanx was on, just in manual mode.  What needed to happen was for them to actually detect a launch, which they did not (neither did he AWACS nearby).  If they'd known that missiles were in flight, CIWS would probably have been put in auto and they would have had a chance.  Arming the SRBOC would have also helped, but again only if they knew to deploy it.

Any idea why AWACS didn't detect the incoming missile?  (Or why the frigate's own radar didn't?)
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Re: USN/DARPA ACTUV program
« Reply #67 on: January 31, 2018, 01:12:19 pm »
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Re: USN/DARPA ACTUV program
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