I'm on Aristeia and I'm having problems killing the Medea's beams. I've got 6 paveways and they're giving me really mixed results. On one run I launched all 6 at one beam and got it down to 15%. On another I killed the beam with just 2 (although the Sanctus' might have helped) and this is while using afterburner and launching close to prevent them getting shot down (I tried launching from afar, but they seem to get shot down really easily). Likewise, the turret strike wing, gunship wing, bombers, basically any of the reinforcements really struggle to kill even one beam, I don't think I've seen them do it once after 7 attempts. They also struggle to bring down the Medea to anything below 80% hull if I forego the disarm or destroy subsystem order. I always wait for it to slow down after jumping too, just to eliminate that as a factor.
This is on normal and I understand the ai is much better than it was, but this seems really punishing. I've tried lobbing paveways at different angles and distances - abeam, astern, directly from the front etc. She's just unstoppable, she guts the Indus no matter what I try. I haven't used Stilettos yet so I might give it a shot. I'm hoping someone else can chime in and tell me what I'm doing wrong.