“Bistatic, semiactive seekers in the nose of a missile receive a reflected signal from a target that is being “illuminated” with an RF signal transmitted from a fire control radar on a stand-off platform (e.g., aircraft, ship). Such systems *REQUIRE* that the platform maintain *LINE OF SIGHT (LOS)* to the target until it is engaged by the missile. Ship-based standard missile (SM) and NATO Seasparrow AAW missiles are examples of such a semiactive mode.
The NATO Seasparrow requires a constant signal for homing.”
The target is “Illuminated” with a 2° (RF) Pencil Beam which has to be maintained *”Painted”* on the target until detonation. At a more than generous 50 Feet Elevation above Sea LEVEL (Target Illumination Radar Height), the target should be hidden behind 463 Feet of Curvature.
Please explain how you can have *Line of Sight (LOS) 35 Miles Away* on a “Spinning-Ball” by showing how an 2° RF Pencil Beam can penetrate 463 Feet (141 METERS) of Target Hidden Height through a WALL OF WATER *26 MILES in Length* …?? (ps. 35 miles is *”Low Balling”*: The ‘Official’ Max Effective Range is Classified —- i.e. it’s MUCH MUCH greater than 35 Miles !! ).
So Either …
a. The Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM Block I) Exists, OR…
b. The Spinning-Ball Religion Exists.
*BOTH Can’t Be TRUE !!!* Savvy?
See if you can follow this:
1. Range of the ESSM Block I is 50km. (Actually, it’s much farther: “Classified“)
2. The Target *MUST BE* Illuminated by a RF Pencil Beam via a TARGET ILLUMINATION RADAR on the LAUNCH SHIP for the Weapon System to Engage; Ergo, it *MUST HAVE* : Line of Sight (LOS).
3. The Target Illumination Radar and ESSM Block I *MUST BE* on the LAUNCH SHIP.
4. Surface Targets (Ships, Sea Skimmers etc) are Engaged by the ESSM Block 1 from the *Launch SHIPS*.
5. The horizon at 50 Feet elevation according to the ‘Curve Calculators’ is 8.65 miles; Ergo…the LIMIT of LOS on a Sphere is 8.65 miles at that Elevation.
6. IF the ESSM Block 1 can engage Surface Targets from Ships at anything >8.65 Miles ( *13.9 km* ) and it most assuredly can, THEN…
*The Earth MUST BE Flat*
If *”P“* then *”Q“*. NOT*”Q“*. Therefore, NOT*”P“*.
If the Earth is a sphere with a radius 3959 miles (*”P“*), then Illuminating Surface Targets (including “Sea-Skimmers”) with an RF Pencil Beam would be limited to 8.65 miles. (*”Q“*)
NOT *”Q“* (Surface Targets ARE illuminated then Engaged at distances >4x that limit),
Therefore, NOT *”P“*=
**EARTH IS NOT A SPHERE !!!!**
The Prosecution Rests. Simple. They live in a Fairytale. The End.
Baller Rebuttal: “But the missile and the target illumination radar don’t have to be on the Same Ship“. —
Factually Incorrect …
“Unlike RIM-7 Sea Sparrow missile and ESSM Block 1, Block 2’s active seeker will support terminal engagement *without the launch ship’s target illumination radars* . Between the semi-active capabilities that Block 1 brings and the active capabilities that Block 2 will bring, the Consortium’s warfighters will have the best of both worlds when it comes to ship self defenses.”
This ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ means the RIM-7 Sea Sparrow and the ESSM BLOCK 1 *MUST HAVE* the Target Illumination Radar and the MISSILE ON THE LAUNCH SHIP. . The ESSM Block II DOESN’T NEED the LAUNCH SHIP’S TARGET ILLUMINATION RADAR on the Ship, BUT … the Block II ESSM isn’t gonna be ready until 2020 !!! …
“The *Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) Block II*, an improved short-range, ship-based missile that counters attacks by multiple cruise missiles at low altitude, as well as adversary jamming and radar deception. *It will be fielded in 2020* with 80 missiles going to the fleet.”