US Marines sunk ship off California coast with new missile

In April 2021, the US Marines conducted a test launch from the coastal (mobile) complex of the Navy Marine Expeditionary Ship Interdiction System (NMESIS) using the fifth-generation Naval Strike Missile (NSM) anti-ship missile from the Norwegian company Kongsberg with a range of up to 185 km. According to a statement from the Marine Corps, the first test was successful - "the ship, moving off the coast of California, was sunk," writes news Business Insider portal.

According to General David Berger, commandant of the ILC, "the new lethal system will make the enemy think twice." He revealed the details of "removing the threat from the sea." The main priority of the ILC in the budget for 2022 will be ground-based anti-ship missiles.

A very successful test. This is the usual containment

He said on May 13 during the annual defense conference.

Berger clarified that the Marines will have to support the US Navy by helping to destroy not only enemy ships, but also submarines. He added that the ILC will need to step up efforts to help control the straits and other sea routes that Washington and its allies need to unblock.

Coastal Warfare is where you expect a strong Marine Corps offensive. This is where we go

He pointed out.

He stressed that tanks, towed guns and other heavy weapons are not suitable for repelling future threats. The ILC will need light armored vehicles, high-speed amphibious vehicles and long-range missiles.

We will be reorienting from the land-based, stable land-based regime that we have had to use for the past 20 years to the naval expeditionary regime.

He explained.

Currently, after two decades of ground fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, the US ILC has undergone a major reform. According to Berger Force Design 2030, the Marines will ditch their obsolete heavy weapons in preparation for lighter naval missions. The document is largely focused on "the Chinese threat in the Asia-Pacific region," the media concluded.
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  1. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 15 May 2021 15: 12
    Is the Hegemon preparing to defend the coast? belay
    The Norwegian rocket is great, but there are none of our own? winked The scanty military budget does not allow you to develop it? smile
    And something is wrong with the title No. If you adjust a little, then the number of views will increase. good Like this:

    US Marines sunk new ship off California coast with old missile

    By the way, the "new" rocket was adopted by the "Vikings" back in 2007. laughing
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 15 May 2021 16: 41
    In Syria, such missiles, air defense of the last century, shot down by the hundreds. And on our ships missile defense and air defense are much cooler.

    Whatever the child would entertain, if only he would not cry.
  3. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 16 May 2021 20: 30
    What is it all about?
    The rocket sucks. Speed ​​is less than 1 swing. Range - 185 km. Warhead - 120 kg. You can open the Wiki and read about the Ball and the Bastion. Which have already been tested in real combat.
    What is a 5th generation rocket?
    If this is the 5th generation, then Bastion is the 7th.
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 17 May 2021 09: 53
    And what? and in the comments and cho?
    A light rocket, a little lighter than our kind, a little less powerful. The same characteristics, the same application.

    According to reviews, a fairly successful model came out, they are promoting it