Star Trek Meets reality, defense

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  1. wdlove macrumors P6

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  2. srobert macrumors 68020

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    Seems like the military is really getting into cooking it's enemy :D

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    At least the weapon mentioned in the above post is'nt lethal.
     
  3. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Sounds like they're using microwaves at a frequency that only slightly penetrates the skin. I'd be curious to see if long term exposure could cause blindness....

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  4. virividox macrumors 601

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    i wonder if they would actually implement this in the battle field
     
  5. Earendil macrumors 68000

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    Because we wouldn't want the enemy going blind after they get hit with the 132th beam ;)
     
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    They have been invented long, long ago. ;)

    I wonder how the ray guns do on cooking Turkeys and Geese.
     
  9. virividox macrumors 601

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    maybe they will make it a deathstar type thing and mount it on a space station or sattelite; make it the ultimate assasination weapon hehe
     
  10. slughead macrumors 68030

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    I read about this already.


    The white phosphorous bombs are extremely common.

    We replaced napalm with this stuff. It releases a powder into the air in an area and then it ignites, with much more heat and oxygen usage than napalm.

    In grenade or shoulder launched deployment would be devastating--many times more effective than frag grenades especially in enclosed areas such as indoors or underground emplacements. One of the many problems is that using them in such a way would require basically a SCUBA unit, because the air would be absent of oxygen.

    The microwave thing is just nuts. Thank god for posse comitatus**eh?

    Basically a large microwave emitter array mounted (in prototypes I've seen) on top of a HM-V.

    In Mogadishu, this would've probably saved a few handfuls of American lives.

    *rant time*

    Though so would armor-plated HM-V's *cough*.

    If you're interested in keeping our military men and women more safe, you'll write a letter to your congressmen and tell them you'd prefer more efficient spending and better equipment to idiotic "is it built in my district??" policies.

    $500 Billion is more than enough to have three or four times the efficacy we have with the same number of troops. Instead, the legislature is pushing through BS like the Osprey (an OK idea, just so high maintenance and prone to failure it's not in wide deployment).
     
  11. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Prone to failure is an understatement. The thing is a death trap.


    Lethal
     
  12. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    oh good, I'm so glad we continue to spend money on new and better ways to kill people instead of on, oh, say, health care, or AIDS research. Because lord knows we don't have enough ways to kill people yet.
     
  13. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Light Sabers were invented a long time ago? How does the energy of the saber remain trapped withing a certain cylindrical volume and length? How can it it hit other things without passing through it?
     
  14. GroundLoop macrumors 68000

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    Wish granted.

    http://www.fas.org/spp/starwars/program/sbl.htm

    Of course this will be used to shoot down ballistic missiles. But if you can hit a missile, how hard would it be to hit a guy walking down the street.

    Hickman
     
  15. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    There is very little you can do to make a HMMV protected against RPGs and IEDs.

    And these weapons are also going to be used on large crowds of rioters? That doesn't sound like something I'd want to be around. Deterrence is the factor here.

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  16. ejb190 macrumors 65816

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    Yah - Long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away... :rolleyes:
     

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