Mindstorm , please note that we need to take those observations with more than just a pinch of salt. Most of the time they may these assertions to get bigger defense grants from the Govt. Lobbying groups are working with them . This is not Russia where if you make un warranted comments you loose your job.
If possibel this is the exact opposite of what happen in reality. American military Psy Warfare's principles have
, historically, always stressed on self-boosting and over-selling of its military capabilities
while ,contextually, "bashing" at maximum and tarnish while possible anything related to any not allied advanced nation
(also with the aid of Us funded NGO and media operating in the nation ).
Those so called "support/counter-will"
operations have a duplice function :
1) Spread an -enormously inflated- image of strenght among
internal and allied public opinion basis
so to mantain high support ,cohesion and confidence in the ultimate success of any military operation and in the decisions taken at the higher echelon levels.
Naturally in order to be credible this type of operation must be continous in the time , coordinated and ,above all, must have empirical elements on which stand ; from that come from the habit to engage in war only immensely inferior nations
uncapable to inflict any serious material or human loss (and even then ,very often ,only after having insulated them ,attacked in big Coalition with allied nations and after long periods of embargo !! ) employ tactics and means operatively and economically inefficients but capable to reduce at minimum material adn live losses
(at example using for months exclusively Air Forces against those inferior enemies,naturally at stellar costs ,when a joint ground operation would have resulted in the victory in few days and at a very little fraction o the costs) and "sell" those easy victories as great military achievements, where US military machine has demonstrated its great strenght
2) Persuade "enemies" people that it live in a crumbling nation/system
,that is military structure is failed and uncapable to achieve victory and that attempt to beat the "american" structure are doomed to fail
(in that this process reproduce perfectly the comical representation of facts and reality present in theirs media and movies.)
Those principles of Psy/Info War are very simple and could appear even childish to an attentive analysis ,but theris secret ingredient is that them operate on very elementary psycological levels which slip under the most complex adn evolute process of critical thinking .
Returning to the subject in question is important to highlight that technical shortcoming are at the basis of those enormous difficulties by part of US Navy to design efficient defnses against complex high supersonic ASCM , them lack even only the theoretical and engineering basis to design infinitely less performant and complex target drones .
this document can provide to you a picture of the situation:
If you employ stand-off ammunitions
Zuhai Air Show in China Chinese simulations showed a swarm of WZ-600 'Blue Shark' UCAVs armed with stand off missiles attacking en masse the INS Groshkov (Vikramaditya) . You get the picture ? Swarm of UCAVs for just 1 air craft carrier
(capable to be delivered outside the effective range of interception of carriers' aicraft screening group) you don't need UCAV
-the unique advantage of which is to avoid to put pilot's lives in danger) you need ,instead, the faster delivering platform you have at disposition
, capable not only to reduce the useful interception range of the defending screening air squadrons
but ,synergically, increase also drammatically the enagement range of the ASCMs delivered
Sujoy have you a link for this video ?
I am very curious to observe what is the strange CONOPS at the basis of a similar odd system's selection for that task.
EMI shielding , elimination of dissimilar metals and improving communication bandwith
What about multi-composite target picture resulting from cooperative exchange of target's poositional and data validation coming from both active
(with two different different bands of emissions), inertial
(with authomatic exclusion of "incoherent" target positions in respect to : missile's position/speed ,target maximum speed and target maximum degree of bank) space based
(Legenda constellation at the time) and passive sensors
present on each missile of the "salvo-swarm", shifting from one to the other in a totally random way and illuminating (when active elements operate) any target and decoy from very different angles of incidence....all of that while the in-built 3Б47 "Кварц" create false missile radar returns for enemy's interceptors and radar sensors ?
I repeat the design of P-700 was ,under a strict technical point of view, a true alien for the time; was IT at represent the technological novelty
that need to be countered (and you have seen now what was the situation in reproducing much simpler ASCM menaces in USA at....end of 2005 !!), to the contrary AN/SLQ 32 represent the most typical ship-based EW defensive system not offering any type of particular solution.