14 Nov '17, 9pm

Marines Seek Anti-Ship HIMARS: High Cost, Hard Mission

Marines Seek Anti-Ship HIMARS: High Cost, Hard Mission

While the Marines haven’t committed to buying anything yet, they have requested information papers from industry, due on Nov. 30th , exploring a wide range of options. It might be the Army’s ATACMs , the Norwegian Naval Strike Missile , or something else. Based on interviews with four Marine officials, however, it’s clear they’d prefer a missile that can be fired from their existing HIMARS launcher, the truck-based High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System . Why? Because even if the Marines buy the minimum of new equipment for this new mission, it’s going to be “incredibly expensive” and tactically challenging.

Full article: https://breakingdefense.com/2017/11/marines-seek-anti-shi...

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