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This is HMAS Sydney (FFG 03) firing a SM2 on June 18th test off Hawaii.

 

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This weapon system appears to be perfectly capable today. The United States Navy still operates many frigates that could, yet cannot, use this weapon system. I believe we may have been right to retire the missile when we did, but we have also been lucky we have not needed it.

 

USS Halyburton (FFG 40) and now USS Carr (FFG 52) have been operating in the Mediterranean Sea near Libya, and Libya may indeed one day find a way to shoot ASMs at ships offshore if this war continues much longer. If they do, having a functional SM2 sure would be handy for protecting the ship...

 

Just saying.

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And just in front (behind in the photo) is an 8-cell VLS with 32 ESSM's.

 

Yes, or alternatively with eight more of the SM-2MR Block IIIA.

 

Interesting to note that these SM-2's are apparently range limited (to 33 nm) due to the lack of a 3-D radar.

 

(I will be updating the Adelaide FFG-UP entry in the HCDB accordingly).

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