Jet Fighter Chases Naval Strike Missile

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Chasing Norway's New Stealth Cruise Missile -- This is the Naval Strike Missile, Kongsberg's latest and greatest cruise missile, as it skims over the Pacific Ocean before tearing into its target on the far side of an island. The testing for this next-generation anti-ship missile took place off Point Mugu, California in June of this year. According to Konsgberg, the NSM had only 1.5 seconds to acquire and positively ID the ship as its target before striking. The state-of-the-art missile weighs about 400 kg (880 lb) and has a range of 100 nautical miles, both along the coast and in the open ocean. It uses GPS, inertial and terrain reference systems to maintain its bearings. Being a cruise missile, and the only fifth-generation long range precision strike missile in existence, the NSM is capable of flying over land while avoiding obstacles and skimming just above the surface of the ocean to avoid radar detection. The NSM will also make a random high-G-force maneuver in order to confound enemy countermeasures before Just before it strikes with a 125 kg multi-purpose blast/fragmentation warhead. The NSM is also capable of independently detecting and recognizing targets through its imaging infrared (IIR) seeker and on-board target database. Read more at http://gizmodo.com/5843982/chasing-down-norways-new-stealth-cruise-missile

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  1. Chrystoph
    Chrystoph Oct 05, 2011

    Woo-bloody-woo. Instead of just chasing a missile, how about an interdiction? Militaristic music for this was idiotic.

  2. 28059543
    28059543 Oct 05, 2011

    This seems unbelieveable . It shows how far we progressed thru the years !!

  3. 15895062
    15895062 Oct 05, 2011

    How stupid one has to be to not be able to operate a video camera properly, cant see a thing! That video just angers me and it is a tease

  4. Justin_M_Harper
    Justin_M_Harper Oct 06, 2011

    I'm guessing they meant for it to skim over the top or through the top part of the target ship and plunge into the water?

  5. Rackerday
    Rackerday Oct 06, 2011

    Great following that darned thing! My guess is that shoulsd they have wanted to, they could have used something to have shot it down .... Our fighter was able to keep it in sight thruout its flight...shows you how fast our jet are...love it and to heck w/ the naysayers

  6. 24894200
    24894200 Oct 08, 2011

    15895062- you try videotaping at mach 1.5+ while chasing a fucking missile!...thought so! I think this video is damn impressive. Especially how low the missile flies in altitude.

  7. bayman59
    bayman59 Dec 25, 2011

    Shaky video. Plus was it meant to sink the ship or just wound it. Ha, ha, ha. Not very impressive. Should have struck it at the water line.

  8. USSChallenger
    USSChallenger May 16, 2013

    Dang when they say sea skimming they mean sea skimming! any closer and it would be going under the water!

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