- Oct 7, 2015
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While i agree they should ideally have 6-8, we do need tk remember these arent the typical C-802/Harpoon subsonic missiles. These are CM-302. Mach 4 missiles and are even larger than C-602/Zarb. The warhead isnsaod to be over 500kg so in a strike, even 1 hit is likely to sink any frigate and probably destroyer from the kinetic impact (mach 4) let alone the explosion from such a large warhead. At the speed, it air defense may have only 30-40 seconds to engage it if it can even detect it. So they need for more than 2 missiles per target may not be there.Just 4 AShM?! Could have gone for all VLS for both SAM and AShM. Really poor use of space.