Loren Thompson from Forbes raises an interesting point here - will a new weapon like this change the calculus? How does it inform the Navy's Distributed Lethality Strategy?
A Stealthy Anti-Ship Missile Could Help U.S. Turn The Table On Chinese Navy
In the event of an east-west war, China's strategy is to dominate the area between the mainland and the islands off its coast. A Lockheed Martin cruise missile being adapted for Navy use could turn that planned keep-out area into a space from which Chinese ships cannot escape.