You dis­abled my bat­tle­ship

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The Long-Range An­tiShip Mis­sile (LRASM, or “la-rasm”) is bad news for whichever ves­sel com­man­ders tell it to pur­sue. Cur­rently un­der con­struc­tion and set to de­ploy in 2018, the self-steer­ing war­head uses radar and in­frared sen­sors to track prey. It can also switch to strik­ing a sec­ond­choice tar­get at the last mo­ment. It has a range of more than 200 nau­ti­cal miles and de­votes two-fifths of its 2,500 pounds to ar­ma­ment pay­load.

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