- Jun 3, 2011
- Reaction score
Phalanx and Sea Wolf were shooting down artillery shells in the 80s. An SDB would be nothing for systems like this.I suspect SDB is actually a very small head on radar target, due to shape and size. And the low cost means that practically anything you send against it probably costs as much or more, so spamming an air defense system is practical both from an economic and warload sense (any aircraft can carry at least eight with some AAMs). But clearly a dedicated high speed weapon is needed as well for pop up threats, even you are will to play a slow game of attrition with an IADS.