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Second, countering outranged air assets necessitates formally acknowledging LO aircraft and standoff weapons as SEAD resources.
Though the corvettes greatly enhanced the RSN's surface striking power with their ninety-kilometer-range RGM-84 Harpoon antiship missiles (which outranged the twenty-kilometer Gabriel Mark 1 and later were retrofitted aboard the Sea Wolfs), the RSN remained deficient in AAW.
Concern that several Iraqi 155-mm artillery systems outranged US cannon artillery guns prompted the US Army to fund development of the M26 Extended Range MLRS (ER-MLRS) 227-mm rocket which can carry a reduced load of 518 bomblets to a range of 45 km.
Because they had found themselves outranged by British riflemen and machinegunners during the initial stages of the 1941 airborne assault on Crete, the German paratroopers reasoned that it was distinctly better to have long-range capability and not need it than to need it desperately and not have it.
Although its carrier groups would remain outranged by the Chinese naval ASCMs and vulnerable to land-based ASBMs, American submarines would be immune to these threats and just as difficult for the Chinese to detect as Chinese submarines are for the United States to detect.
However, in Soviet operations in Afghanistan in the 1980s this gun was outranged by ground fire, so for the Mi-24P the Yak-B was replaced by a fixed twin-barrel 30-mm GSh-2-30 cannon.
Besides, by then the bombers so far outranged the jets that desperate expedients such as towing the jets or carrying them in B-36 bomb bays proved fruitless.
However, in Soviet operations in Afghanistan in the 1980s, it was found that this gun was outranged by Mujahideen ground fire, so for the Mi24P the Yak-B was replaced by a fixed twin-barrel 30-mm GSh-2-30 cannon.
Observes Samuel Eliot Morison, the United States spent "a much too big slice of the thin appropriation pie" on battleships in the interwar era, "due, fundamentally, to Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan's teachings to the effect that all other classes of warships would be so outranged and outgunned by them in fleet actions as to be useless.
American commanders were pleased with the performance of the MLRS during the 1990-91 Gulf War, but concern that several Iraqi 155 mm artillery systems outranged US army guns prompted the development of the Extended Range MLRS (ER-MLRS) 227 mm rocket, which can carry a reduced load of 518 bomblets to a range of 45 km.
These ships are outranged by China's Russian-made cruise missiles a nd lack the means to detect them early enough to engage them with their Standard missiles.
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