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    We went medieval in our missile technology.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/24/w...e-missile.html

    I'm glad they point out that it was developed at the request of Pres Obama.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Altarboy View Post
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/24/w...e-missile.html

    I'm glad they point out that it was developed at the request of Pres Obama.
    It had "blades". How inhumane to decapitate an ISIS dude with blades.



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    damn. At what point do we just have a 50 bmg or 7.62 Nato loaded into a guided missile that can get close, home in and then blast the bad guy. Hell for that matter put it on a drone

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    Quote Originally Posted by NAPOTS View Post
    damn. At what point do we just have a 50 bmg or 7.62 Nato loaded into a guided missile that can get close, home in and then blast the bad guy. Hell for that matter put it on a drone
    The article mentioned a 2.75 inch guided missile they called a "sniper round". Ever see a 75mm sniper round?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NAPOTS View Post
    damn. At what point do we just have a 50 bmg or 7.62 Nato loaded into a guided missile that can get close, home in and then blast the bad guy. Hell for that matter put it on a drone
    I was watching you tube vids 10 years ago where someone mounted a 1911 on a drone, imagine what they can do now.

    My son has a friend that went to work for Raytheon in their Optics division 15yrs ago, there is definitely some next level stuff coming

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    Don't forget the Rods from God.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sevlex View Post
    Don't forget the Rods from God.
    Do we actually have those? Are they up there already waiting to be deployed? I thought maybe they were a rumor.

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    Rods of God was mentioned on a military armament TV show about 25 years ago. I think its very plausible that we have them. I'd like to think we do, but probably don't.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BISHOP View Post
    Rods of God was mentioned on a military armament TV show about 25 years ago. I think its very plausible that we have them. I'd like to think we do, but probably don't.


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    Do you mean tungsten rods in earth orbit waiting to drop on a target?

    It would take a decent sized rocket engine to de-orbit them... a lot more than just a mini retrofire used to make a manned spacecraft skim the atmosphere and get dragged down.

    To hit a target it would need to be STOPPED in orbit, relative to the ground, and at the right spot so that it could be guided as it fell towards the target.

    And, to make it more effective, a small solid rocket could be used to boost it's velocity beyond what just falling would produce.

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    This is the same weapon used to take out the author of Benghazi, the iranian general dude. We should thank 0bama for devising such a wonderful device, and fitting that it was used on one of his fellow compatriots of the iran nuclear giveaway.
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