- 20-07-2012, 17:15 #31Roy Durrands dry-bums leprechauns. FACT.
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- 20-07-2012, 18:07 #32
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a good compliment for the mortar?
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- 20-07-2012, 18:28 #33
- 20-07-2012, 21:14 #34
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Still think you are missing the point. After 6 hours of loitering - if a target doesn't appear - this hugely expensive thing with a live warhead has got to GO SOMEWHERE. That is - it has to be dumped into the ground where it will go bang.
Armed UAV seems a better option - that way the weapon is not released, and the local population dont end up having unwanted munitions appearing in their back gardens.The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.
- 20-07-2012, 21:21 #35
- 20-07-2012, 21:31 #36
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Armed UAV, AH, GMLRS etc all awesome kit but loitering munitions just seem incompatible with the type of fighting that is prevalent. Hope it works though...Never be first, never be last and never ever volunteer.
- 20-07-2012, 21:47 #37"Quod suus eam. Nimium diu te stantem in modum populi. Ego pagani collegium."
- 20-07-2012, 22:42 #38
A few issues spring to mind. Firstly, and as already mentioned, there is the issue of waste when this thing has to jettison after 6 hours with no target. Secondly, given how tight things are now with engagement authorisation/PID/ROE/CDE etc I find it hard to believe that we would let some unit/sub-unit carry these things about and use them. Thirdly, loitering munitions are an airpsace management nightmare, and given that the Army would want to control them in (for want of a better expression) "their" part of it then there will be lots of other stuff (SH, AH et al) stooging about in it.
- 20-07-2012, 23:06 #39
So because working in a 3D battlespace is a little hard, we should deny ourselves a capability?
- 23-07-2012, 10:28 #40