Isos wrote:The module on the Grigorovitch is just for testing I think. It's a land based Tor (typical green color of the system) with Naval part for testing them. Their is no way they put a system like that on ships as it's not connected to the ship's sensors and it takes the space for the helicopter.
A normal naval version would be much smaller than this as the radar would be on the mast and the VLS are really small that they could be fitted anywhere on any ship beeing build or even on older ships.
Yes, this is just a test, and the final version will be much different, but, the module is already connected to the ship, evident by the cable running to it, this is primarily, the power supply that would otherwise be provided by the diesel engine/generator of the tracked/wheeled vehicle. But there could be an additional data link as well, we don't know, that would provide info from the ships main search radar.
My point is that if you separate the radar and tracking and put them on a ships mast and integrate them into the interior then its no different then any other system, it loses the, as I said "drag and drop" capability.
Now, they probably will do that for many ships so they can have more missiles per one tracking and targeting system, but they definitely need do have a "module" version for all the cargo, supply and logistics ships that they will be making, I think we can all agree on that.
As I mentioned it the only draw back is a limited number of missiles, 8 currently, 12 -16 would be ideal.