The question as always is how you provide relevant up to second target data for the SM-2/SM-6 to get them within the limited range of their narrow band seekers to lock on to the enemy ship moving at say 20 knots beyond line of sight. The above graphic looks pure fantasy eg if your target is say a Chinese Type 055 or Type 052 destroyers equipped with their equivalent to the SM-6, the HQ-9, expect both the slow moving a/c with no stealth capability, E-2 and P-8, would be easy targets fot the HQ-9 as would Chinese similar a/c for the SM-6.Isn't that exactly the trajectory like?I would think SM-6 likely doesn’t have the same trajectory as SM-1. SM-1 AFAIK was SARH all the way. A missile brought onto its target with mid course updates and/or an INS guidance phase should be able to arrive almost directly over its target and tip over like a Kh-22. I don’t know that is the case but I don’t see why such a flight profile would be more than a software change, and it would have a couple advantages in terms of terminal effect and defenses. I think the SAM mode is similar - a long fairly flat run out after a high lofted trajectory and then a dive onto the target. For a surface target that effectively has no motion, I don’t see why the terminal dive couldn’t be as steep as the missile body could sustain.