To: John Jorsett
Submarines don't carry surface-to-air missiles
Stingers and maybe a little gismo launched out or the "tubes" the kinda floats on the surface bobbing nose up when the anti sub plane or whatever flies over....well surprise....just guessing don't know for sure.
posted on 01/31/2002 6:46:29 PM PST
I'm pretty familiar with submarines, having worked on the communications system used for Tomahawk targeting, and I've not heard of anything like a tube-launched anti-air missile. I have a difficult time conceiving of the circumstances in which you'd be messing with an experimental one near the coast like that. They also need some means of positive targeting. You wouldn't just pop one out to float on the surface and activate it to shoot down whatever comes within range. At least I wouldn't. Never know what those dweebs at Naval Research Lab might do in their drunken stupor (just kidding, NRLers).
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