Not a Slava, but they're supposed to be doing it to Petr Veliky in his refit. I would imagine it's possible for the box-launchers on the Slavas but we might not see the three for one swap.It is still possible to house 3 Oniks in a Granit launcher , so I wonder if it would be possible to do the same with Slava class missile launchers.
Mainly because while it's large, it's still one of the deadliest anti-ship missiles in the world, far beyond anything anyone else have.That’s weird. Why wouldn’t it get an upgrade for the latest weapons? Granit seems unnecessarily large in this day and age; I can’t imagine retaining any tubes for that purpose when there’s already a half dozen Oscars that don’t have an upgrade.
Slava-class cruiser did not have P-700 Granits; they initially carry P-500 Bazalt, and now P-1000 Vulkan. Those missiles, while similar in capabilities to Granit, are not compatible.It is still possible to house 3 Oniks in a Granit launcher , so I wonder if it would be possible to do the same with Slava class missile launchers.
It used to be normal in the US. LRASM is basically JASSM with a different guidance system. They've probably got thousands of hours test time with the seeker mounted on an aircraft/drone. All they were testing with the LRASM flights, really, was if the integration was good.Is it normal to fire this many test articles for a missile program? Do the Russians ever announce the goals of individual tests? Clearly fired from a sub and ship are very different things that will require their own separate test programs but haven’t there been a dozen tests now? I feel like LRASM had like three end to end tests, though admittedly it flies a much simplified flight regime and only from one platform type.
Why do they conduct Cirkons tests only on such a short range of 400 km, if the missile has a range of over 1000 km? which is almost 3 times larger
Wow, 88 seems like a vast number of test/development missiles for any US program. That would probably cover every SM-3/THAAD test ever performed with room to spare, and that represents a couple of the longest, most technically challenging missile programs the US has had.
Fair points all on the new weapon pushing the envelop and the Russians having different testing regimes.
Probably coz it's pretty hard to make a 1000km restricted zone in international waters. Even if it's an Arctic Ocean. And, after all, this wouldn't make much sense. Usually ASM's are not being tested on their full range.Why do they conduct Cirkons tests only on such a short range of 400 km, if the missile has a range of over 1000 km? which is almost 3 times larger