GarryB wrote:Lol...No the launcher would need more then rewiring where the hell do you get your information.....VLS tubes have tons of moving parts that specially designed changing up even one missile size means you need to redesign the entire thing.
The US model is multiple different missiles with lots and lots of different VLS tube systems that can launch some but not all their missiles with special variant launchers for different subsets of missiles they use.
Conversely the Russians designed their missiles from the outset to be used in standard launchers... S-350 was designed to load four missiles to an S-300/S-400 large missile tube, and 9M100 was designed to fit four to an S-350 launch tube for a reason.
S-500 will be designed to operate from standard tubes too as was Zircon and Kalibr and Onyx and the other missiles they use.
The U in UKSK and UKSK-M means universal... for the former it means all anti sub and anti ship and land attack cruise missiles... in other words all primary attack naval missiles... the latter is likely to encompass SAMs as well... making it even more universal. It makes no sense to then make 20 different versions one for each type of ship that carries it that are different and not compatible and need special missiles to work...
Universal long as the missile is compatible with the hardware and software.
You cannot have a one size fits all VLS tube.