Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Corvette Armament: RBS -15 must combat land targets

The Corvette "Ludwigshafen am Rhein" (Source: Bundeswehr / Archives)

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June 6, 2016 - On June 3, has 130 the missile corvette of Project K RBS-15 Mk 3, a subsystem of the corvette, also for use against land targets released. Thus, the German Navy is the first time fully a weapons system, which allows a far computing weapon deployment from the sea against targets ashore.

With the commissioning of the new corvette class-K 130, the German Navy has also introduced a new missile. The RBS -15 is a heavy anti-ship missiles, the many platforms can fire: The so-called robotic system can be used by air, land and sea. The missile has two booster increments that it yields after the start. The German Corvettes lead the anti-ship missile in the version Mk by 3. This version has a 200 km extended range and a lower radar cross-section than the previous variants.

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