U.S. Navy Under Pressure To Compete Anti-Ship Missile
By Amy Butler, Jen DiMascio
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
The U.S. Navy is assessing whether to conduct a competition for a new anti-ship missile, which is needed in the coming years as a response to the latest sophisticated Chinese DF-21 ship-killing ballistic missile and to keep Beijing's carriers at bay.
But, mixed messages from the service regarding the threat have prompted lawmakers to question just how urgent the need is and how much money is required within what timeframe.