So a missile going mach 4 hits a massed shielding spray of water cannon fire some 25- 50 yards out from the ship...any chance that the missile at least gets deflected if not exploded? Depending on how it hit the spray, say full on, at mach 4 that’s gotta like hitting a concrete wall.
Silly questions I know. Ships are great for projecting power, but they are also sitting targets and are useless if they can’t deflect ship killing missiles.
US ships throw up a wall of lead with Phalanx.