CNN: U.S. tested new missile in the Pacific as China paraded weapons (Photo, video)

16:27, 05 October 2019
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In the waters off Guam, the USS Gabrielle Giffords fired off a Naval Strike Missile (NSM), a sea-skimming cruise missile that is difficult to spot on radar, and can maneuver to avoid enemy defenses, CNN reported.

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The NSM, along with a variety of other weapons, were fired at a surplus U.S. Navy frigate, the former USS Ford, which was towed to the Pacific to act as a target in an exercises called SINKEX.

Key to the Naval Strike Missile is its range of more than 100 miles, more than 30% farther than the Harpoon missiles the U.S. Navy has been using in this anti-ship capacity.

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