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New US ground-to-ground missile
HermannB
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 06:52 PM UTC
Found this pics on DVIDS.

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/5235436/aviation-missile-center-employee-honored-with-fct-project-manager-year-award

Looks like a cruise missile launcher mounted on M1075 PLS.
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 08:19 PM UTC
I guess it's the Marines Corps testing the new Naval Strike Missile (NSM) made by Kongsberg/Raytheon (using a U.S. Army M1075 PLS truck ) :



https://taskandpurpose.com/marine-corps-long-range-missiles


Video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsUZekFToQU

H.P.
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 01:20 AM UTC
Closer view (photomontage) :



Same launcher on a Jelcz P662D.43 Polish Army truck :



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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 04:46 AM UTC
Based on the name, is this a anti-ship missile?
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 05:12 AM UTC
Yes it is. You can take a look at the link I've posted for more info.

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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 05:34 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Based on the name, is this a anti-ship missile?



Agree with Frenchy...it's the Norwegian Naval Strike Anti-Ship missile with a small warhead of 276 lbs and 115 mile range. It's not the Lockheed LRASM which has way more range and warhead weight.

The USMC wants to have trucks able to launch anti-ship missiles for island defense purposes. I suppose four missiles to a truck might work well as a deterrent.

The U.S. Army just tested a Tomahawk surface-to-surface cruise missile for ground launch after scrapping the INF Treaty. It flew 310+ miles because it circled around to hit where it launched on purpose. Tomahawks can fly upwards of 1,500+ miles one way though.
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 05:35 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Yes it is. You can take a look at the link I've posted for more info.

H.P.



Oops sorry, busy looking at the pictures and missed the actual text 🙄