T?? R???l N?v? ??s s?cc?ss??ll? t?st?? ? n?w missil? s?st?m ??si?n?? t? ???t?ct t?? UK’s n?w ?i?c???t c???i??s ???m ?tt?cks ?? sw??ms ?? sm?ll ???ts. It is t?? ?i?st tіm? t?is t??? ?? missil? ??s ???n l??nc??? ?n ???ntlin? ?????ti?ns ?? t?? R???l N?v? ??t?? ?i?????s t?stin? ?t ??n??s ??? t?? UK c??st ?? t?? Y??vilt?n-??s?? Wil?c?t M??itim? F??c? l?st ????. D??in? ?????ti?ns in t?? P?ci?ic Oc??n wit? t?? UK C???i?? St?ik? G????, HMS D???n???’s Wil?c?t ??lic??t?? ?? 815 N?v?l Ai? S??????n ?i??? t?? M??tl?t li??tw?i??t missil? ?t ?n in?l?t??l? t????t in t?? s?? – kn?wn in t?? n?v? ?s t?? ?i? ??? t?m?t?.

C??t?in J?m?s Bl?ckm???, C???i?? St?ik? G????’s Ai? wіп? C?mm?n???, s?i?: “M??tl?t is ? n?w ?i? t? s????c? li??tw?i??t m?lti-??l? missil? ??c?ntl? int????c?? int? s??vic? ??? t?? Wil?c?t ??lic??t?? ?n? ???vi??s ?n ????nsiv? ?n? ????nsiv? c????ilit? ???inst sm?ll ???ts ?n? m??itim? t????ts t??t m?? ??s? ? t????t t? t?? C???i?? St?ik? G????. T?? Wil?c?t is ? ???n?m?n?ll? v??s?til? ?i?c???t ?n? t?? incl?si?n ?? ?? t? 20 missil?s ?n ??c? ?? t?? ???? ?m???k?? ?i?c???t ???s ??t ?n?t??? ??t?nt c????ilit? t? t?? Ai? wіп? ?n? t?? C???i?? St?ik? G????. T?is ?i?st ?i?in? ???in? ?n ?????ti?n?l ???l??m?nt n?t ?nl? ?iv?s c?n?i??nc? in t?? ?n? t? ?n? w????n kіɩɩ c??in ??t ?ls? ?????s ?n ?v??t ??m?nst??ti?n ?? ?n? ?? t?? m?n? st?ik? c????iliti?s ???vi??? ?? t?? Ai? wіп? ???m wit?in t?? T?sk G????.”

R???l N?v? Wil?c?t HMA Mk2 ??lic??t?? ?i?in? M??tl?t li??tw?i??t missil?

R???l N?v? Wil?c?t HMA Mk2 ??lic??t?? ?i?in? M??tl?t li??tw?i??t missil? ??? ????nc? ???inst sm?ll ???t ?tt?cks. (P??t? ?? R???l N?v?)

In 0.3 s?c?n?s, t?? missil? ??t?c??? ???m t?? Wil?c?t HMA Mk2 ??lic??t??, ?cc?l???tin? t? ?n? ?n? ? ??l? tіm?s t?? s???? ?? s??n? t?w???s its t????t. T?? ?????s? ?? t?? missil? s?st?m is t? ??? ?n?t??? l???? ?? ???t?cti?n ????n? t?? R???l N?v?’s ?i?c???t c???i??s, wit? t?? Wil?c?ts ??l? t? c???? ?? t? 20 ?? t?? l?s??-s?ns?? missil?s t??t c?n ?? ?s?? ???inst st?ti?n??? ?n? m?vin? t????ts. An? t?? M??tl?t missil?, ?v?il??l? ??? ?ll Wil?c?ts ???l???? ?n t?? t?sk ?????, is ???t ?? t?? ?in? ?? ???t?ctiv? st??l ????n? c???i?? HMS Q???n Eliz???t?. F?i??t?s HMS K?nt ?n? HMS Ric?m?n? ?ls? ?m???k Wil?c?ts ?l?n? wit? T??? 45 ??st????? HMS Di?m?n?.

M??tl?t is ? li??tw?i??t ?i?-t?-s????c? ?n? s????c?-t?-s????c? missil? ??v?l???? ?? T??l?s Ai? D???nc? ??? t?? Unit?? Kin???m. D?v?l???? ?s t?? Li??tw?i??t M?lti??l? Missil? (LMM) t? m??t t?? UK’s “F?t??? Ai?-t?-S????c? G?i??? W????n (Li??t)” ????i??m?nt, t?? Minist?? ?? D???nc? (MOD) ?l?c?? ?n initi?l ????? ??? 1,000 missil?s wit? ??liv??i?s ??? t? st??t in 2013. H?w?v??, initi?l ?????tin? c????ilit? ??s ???n c?nsi?????l? ??l???? ?n? is n?w ?x??ct?? in 2021 wit? ??ll ?????tin? c????ilit? ?ntici??t?? in 2024. T?? missil? w?s ?iv?n t?? n?m? “M??tl?t” in B?itis? s??vic?. In M?? 2021, t?? R???l N?v? ???l???? M??tl?t missil?s ??? t?? ?i?st tіm? ?s ???t ?? UK C???i?? St?ik? G???? 21.