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    This looks interesting, Iím not sure about the Mast mounted version (coming to the surface to fire could jeopardize the sub), but the Torpedo Tube version has some potential.

    DCNS introduces a new weapon system for submarines: anti-aircraft self-defense << Navy Recognition (2 CGI Vids to watch)
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    Only a matter of time. After all, if they can launch cruise missiles from below the surface, they can launch anything.

    Pound for pound and dollar for dollar, the most lethal naval vessels are submarines, yet we continue to build huge surface vessels.

    Excellent post!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by PacificSentinel View Post
      This looks interesting, Iím not sure about the Mast mounted version (coming to the surface to fire could jeopardize the sub), but the Torpedo Tube version has some potential.

      DCNS introduces a new weapon system for submarines: anti-aircraft self-defense << Navy Recognition (2 CGI Vids to watch)


      DCNS had also showcased a modular weapons magazine for its SMX-21 concept submarine. The magazine module could be loaded with mission specific VLS weapons including SAMs. If this concept became reality it might be more versatile and useful than torpedo tubes. I am really excited about the new generation of subs that will be introduced. There will be some very interesting designs.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
        Only a matter of time. After all, if they can launch cruise missiles from below the surface, they can launch anything.

        Pound for pound and dollar for dollar, the most lethal naval vessels are submarines, yet we continue to build huge surface vessels.

        Excellent post!

        Well the only problem is if you need multiple re-engagement of land based targets. You only have so many missiles on a sub whereas the carrier has almost unlimited reloads if you consider replenishment ships.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
          Excellent post!
          Thanks!

          Originally posted by Slim View Post

          DCNS had also showcased a modular weapons magazine for its SMX-21 concept submarine. The magazine module could be loaded with mission specific VLS weapons including SAMs. If this concept became reality it might be more versatile and useful than torpedo tubes. I am really excited about the new generation of subs that will be introduced. There will be some very interesting designs.
          Yes, future designs will benefit greatly from that kind of VLS tech, but the Torp launched SAM should be usable by any sub in the water today (with minor upgrades), making it more practical for todays Navies.
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          • #6
            Are there many modern non-nuclear subs in service with vertical missile tubes as a standard feature?
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              Originally posted by GCoyote View Post
              Are there many modern non-nuclear subs in service with vertical missile tubes as a standard feature?


              Off the top of my head the Russians have proposed installing the Brahmos VLS ASHM on their Amur designs . Here are some graphics. I do not think subs has it yet but the builders are confident and showcased it during amajor weapons exhibit.
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              • #8
                Isn't there a similar submarine launched version for the Raytheon Aim-9x?
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                • #9
                  Wonder if they will re-start the Cold War SIAM [Self-Initiating Anti-Aircraft Missile] program? It certainly sounds similar to the DCNS concept.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by GCoyote View Post
                    Are there many modern non-nuclear subs in service with vertical missile tubes as a standard feature?
                    Not at the moment. However, I would expect those to increase with the increase in popularity of the SSG-type submarine. VLS cells are the best way to organize missiles on a sub, as they're far faster and take up less space than a torpedo-tube system coupled with a magazine.
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