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Ahh that new ship smell. Always nice.

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She is glorious. And those Raytheon made SM-3 Block IIA missiles with the Northrop Grumman AN/SPQ-9B radar system. This battle ship was custom made to put the hammer down on the DPRK. No doubt about it.

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Certainly seems a capable vessel; the missile system mentioned is primarily defensive in nature. It isn’t useable unless someone shoots a missile at you first.

Not sure if she is equipped with sea to surface missiles so probably would have a difficult time “putting the hammer down” on the DPRK or anyone.

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Not sure if she is equipped with sea to surface missiles so probably would have a difficult time “putting the hammer down” on the DPRK or anyone.

It has Anti-ship, Anti-submarine and Anti-aircraft capabilities, besides being able to carry rail guns and laser point-defense systems under development.



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This battle ship was custom made to put the hammer down on the DPRK. No doubt about it.

No. You do not need fancy military hardware to "put the hammer down on the" DPRK, which is basically hanging on by thread held up by China. The DPRK regime collapses the moment China withdraws its support.

What you do need ships like this for is to counterbalance the increasingly aggressive imperialism of Communist China.

Talk about barking up the wrong tree...

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The new Aegis Baseline J7 combat system is the main armament of the Maya-class guided-missile destroyers, while its secondary weapons include a 5in/62-calibre gun, a vertical launching system (VLS), a SSM anti-ship missile launcher, two high-performance 20mm cannons and two torpedo launch tubes.

Equipped with advanced command and control, as well as weapon control capabilities, the Aegis combat system can simultaneously engage air, land and surface targets.

The Maya-class is also armed with SM-3 Block IIA and SM-6 interceptors to destroy ballistic missile targets. Its anti-ship missile capability is further enhanced by the RIM-66 SM-2 surface-to-air missiles and the RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles (ESSM).

Sensors aboard Maya-class destroyer.

The Maya-class is equipped with co-operative engagement capability (CEC), which allows the ship to receive targeting information from other military assets to improve missile defense capability. The CEC system also enhances situational awareness of the vessel.

A multi-static sonar system is installed on the ship to detect underwater objects. The onboard fire-control system offers effective control of remote and automatic targeting of guns used against air and surface targets.

The ship also incorporates a passive electronically scanned array radar and a Northrop Grumman AN/SPQ-9B multi-mode X-band pulse doppler radar to locate objects on the surface of the sea.

The problem here is when we think about putting the hammer down on the DPRK. Most would assume a full land based attack. Though the ship is defensive in nature. It can launch missiles and 20mm rounds of various assortment from its guns. Like knocking out mobile missile launchers on long the beach line.


Equipped with torpedo tubes for sinking the DPRK submarines, comprised of approximately 20 Romeo class submarines , 40 Sang-O class submarines and 10 midget submarines including the Yono class submarines.

Land surface air. Offensive and defensive capabilities. Ships like the Maya are not made for defensive posture only.

This why the vessel is equipped with VLS.


And this would be the system in above video.

The Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM) is a long range, subsonic cruise missile used for deep land attack warfare, launched from U. S. Navy surface ships and U.S. Navy and United Kingdom Royal Navy submarines.

The Tomahawk Block III Conventional variant (TLAM-C) contains a 1,000-lb class blast/fragmentary unitary warhead while the Submunition variant (TLAM-D) includes a submunitions dispenser with combined effect bomblets. The Tomahawk Block IV (Tactical Tomahawk, TLAM-E), conventional variant, which entered the Fleet in 2004, adds the capability to reprogram the missile while in-flight via two-way satellite communications to strike any of 15 pre-programmed alternate targets or redirect the missile to any Global Positioning System (GPS) target coordinates.

Catch it?

Deep land attack warfare,

So yes, The Maya can wreak havock in an attack posture on any country.

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Yes but the point is she is not equipped with land attack missiles.

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@LadyInRed: well said!

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A deterrent to any future aggressors, and insurance if they dare attack Japan.

All major nations need such weapons systems until humanity learns to live in harmony with itself and the world around it.

For today and tomorrow it is money well spent.

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