Dodging the Bullet

Burgess, Richard R.
June 2008
Sea Power;Jun2008, Vol. 51 Issue 6, p18
The article examines the U.S. Navy's ship defenses against cruise missiles. The author explains that the Navy uses a layered defense of missiles and countermeasures in defeating cruise missiles. The layered defense includes so-called hard-kill and soft-kill capabilities. Soft-kill systems have a better success record, but are not fool-proof. Apparently, even effective ship defenses can be overwhelmed by numbers of missiles.


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