The U.S Navy has made some notable strides towards improving its technological and marine weaponry. Yet other major armies, such as Chinas, are racing to match and exceed these capabilities. Will they succeed? They eventually may, but right now the U.S Navy seems to have the edge. Eric Tegler for popularmechanics.com reports that the Navy says it will now modify the record-setting, Raytheon-built Standard Missile-6 to act as a supersonic anti-ship missile.
This action will provide Navy cruisers and destroyers with a weapon capable of reaching such targets more than 200 nautical miles away. “We are going to create a brand-new capability&We’re modifying the SM-6 so that in addition to missile defense, it can also target enemy ships at sea at very long ranges,” said Defense Secretary Ashton Carter. READ MORE