Electronic Weapons: August 9, 2001

Archives

The US (and NATO) want a new anti-radar missile to replace HARM. The problem is that tactics and technology have evolved, and radars no longer transmit long enough for HARM to destroy them. What is wanted is a weapon with longer range, higher speed, the ability to attack the transmitter after it has stopped transmitting, and a warhead with enough punch to target command posts rather than just radar antennas. One option is simply a bigger version of HARM with more fuel to provide better range and speed. Another option is the ramjet powered British Meteor missile (which already had the speed and range but would need a new warhead and seeker). Boeing has done a study of Meteor and has been authorized to share its results with its partners (who are developing Meteor for Britain and other European countries).--Stephen V Cole

 


Article Archive

Electronic Weapons: Current 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 


X

ad
0
20

Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close