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  • adj. fired from a ship at an aircraft in flight, or at an incoming missile

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  • South Korea has embarked on an ambitious $665 billion Defense Reform 2020 initiative, which will increase the military budget by roughly 10% a year until 2020. most of the extra money will go to a host of expensive, high-tech systems such as new F-15K fighters from Boeing, SM-6 ship-to-air missiles that can form a low-altitude missile shield, and Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles.

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  • The ship-to-air missile from the USS Normandy would have blown that plane to smithereens.

    CNN Transcript Jul 15, 2006

  • Especially since to activate the system, an incoming missile or enemy aircraft had to first make it safely through the other defenses of the fleet, including the cruisers and frigates with their ship-to-air missiles, Hawkeyes and their radar net, and numerous fighters flying BARCAP.

    Typhoon Season

  • South Korea's navy said that the destroyer is armed with a Lynx helicopter, 40 ship-to-ship and ship-to-air missiles and artillery.

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  • We already have ground-to-air (in this case, ship-to-air) missiles perfectly capable of destroying aircraft, including drones.

    Jihad Monitor

  • The KDX-II destroyer is equipped with an Mk. 45 127mm gun, Harpoon ship-to-surface missiles, RAM Mk 31 ship-to-air guided missiles, a 30mm Goalkeeper system for engaging sea-skimming anti-ship missiles and torpedoes.

    News From DefenseNews.com

  • The new capabilities, concentrated in the navy and air force, were dazzling in many respects: a blue-water navy with the first Aegis-equipped destroyers, SM-6 ship-to-air missiles, AWACS aircraft, new F-15K fighters, and Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles.

    Foreign Policy In Focus

  • Everest can be equipped with deck-launched torpedoes and ship-to-air missiles, features that will turn a pirate invasion into a fireworks extravaganza for the owner and his guests.

    Miami New Times | Complete Issue

  • Yonhap said the destroyer has artillery guns, anti-ship guided missiles, ship-to-air missiles and torpedoes.

    Air Force Times - News

  • Japan's military is also considering mobilizing a pair of destroyers carrying the SM-3 ship-to-air missile defense system from their southern home port of Sasebo, and is in close contact with the U.S. military to coordinate response in case of an emergency, a ministry official said on condition of anonymity, citing department policy.

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