In the United States launched tests of anti-ship missiles

Magazine"Jane's Missiles & Rockets"publishes articlesRichard Scott "First free-flight test for Harpoon Block II +"and"LRASM begins Super Hornet flight testing",in which they report that the US Navy has begun flight tests of two types of new anti-ship anti-ship missiles - the Boeing AGM-84N Harpoon Block II + and the Lockheed Martin Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM).
The first "free" launch (without hitting the target, but with the full launch of the guidance system) of the new Boeing AGM-84N Harpoon Block II + anti-ship missile system was produced by the US Navy from a Boeing F / A-18E Super Hornet at Point Mugu off the coast of California on Pacific. coast of the United States November 18, 2015. The launch made it possible to demonstrate all the capabilities of the control system, including receiving a rocket after launching data from the aircraft carrier and the work of the homing system. Before, as part of the development of the Harpoon Block II + PCR, 152 bench tests, 15 launches from a ground installation and 16 launches from an aircraft were carried out, but without the full use of the guidance system.
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Boeing F / A-18E Super Hornet aircraft of the US Navy with a new Boeing AGM-84N Harpoon Block II + suspended anti-ship missile before a test launch of 11/18/2015 (c) NAVAIR US Navy (via Jane's)
The AGM-84N Harpoon Block II + anti-ship missile is created by Boeing under a contract with the US Navy as a modernization set of AGM-84D Harpoon Block 1C missiles in service for the "accelerated" enhancement of the anti-ship capabilities of the F / A-18E / F aircraft; end of fiscal year 2017. The Harpoon Block II + rocket is distinguished by the installation of a new guidance system, including GPS correction, the Strike Common Weapon Data Link (SCWDL) data interchange equipment with the carrier aircraft or with other aircraft and ship terminals (which allows the missile to be retargeted, point at the target with a significant reduction in the time of operation of the homing head, etc.) and an improved active radar homing head (ARLGSN) with improved target selection and increased noise immunity.
A little earlier, on November 3, 2015, at the US Navy Patuxent River (Maryland, Atlantic Coast) aviation base, airborne tests of Lockheed Martin Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) advanced air-to-air missile systems began in the air. The mockups are currently being tested with flying on the suspensions of the Boeing F / A-18F Super Hornet fighter from the US Navy's VX-23 test squadron.The LRASM missile is being built by Lockheed Martin jointly by DARPA and the United States Navy and Air Force under the Increment 1 Offensive Anti-surface Warfare (OASuW) program and is an anti-ship variant of the high-precision Lockheed Martin AGM-158B Joint Air-to-Surface Stand- off Missile Extended Range (JASSM-ER).
In the US defense budget for fiscal year 2015, additional allocations have been made to accelerate the creation of the LRASM RCC. Now it is assumed that LRASM will reach the stage of initial operational readiness (EOC) in the US Air Force in the 2018 fiscal year (as part of the B-1B bombers), and in the US Navy - in the 2019 fiscal year (as part of the F / A-18E / F).


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