Marines advancing anti-ship missile as part of force modernization plan

Sept. 14 (UPI) — The Marine Corps is moving forward with developing a ship-killing missile that’s central to a long-range restructuring of the military, the branch said Tuesday.The Marine Corps Systems Command’s Long Range Fires program has acquired ​​Navy Marine Expeditionary Ship Interdiction System, or NMESIS, an anti-ship missile that meets military requirements and is being tested.

Joe McPherson, program manager for Long Range Fires, said in a statement that NMESIS “uniquely complements” other ships and aircraft equipped with anti-ship missiles.
“Everything our adversaries have designed over the last 20–30 years are intended to counter [the DOD’s] ships and aircraft,” McPherson said in the statement.

“The Marine Corps bringing a ground-based solution complicates [the adversary’s] ability to counter our anti-ship capabilities since ground-based launchers, …

















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