MIL Arms Iran --> Syria v.TurboManiacal

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  1. TheNewMonaro

    TheNewMonaro New Member

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    Seems to answer the question from your thread.

    Suprised Iraq would be allowing these flights given not only the historical enmity but also who's taking advantage of the porus Syria-Iraq border at the moment and what they're carrying (unless of course that's the point).

    Apparently they were shipping C-802 Noor anti-ship missiles.

    Link to full article
     
  2. Peyomp

    Peyomp New Member

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    Here's one you might like about the democritization of missele technology: how does war change when any schmoe can launch a dozen missiles?

    http://www.technologyreview.com/printer_friendly_article.aspx?id=17314

    Does anyone recall the war game a few years ago where a marine general sank a carrier group with a few dozen Iranian power boats launching simultaneous attacks with crude cruise missiles?
     
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    TheNewMonaro New Member

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    There was a guy in New Zealand that built a cruise missile in his garage just to show it could be done. :eek3:

    IIRC it cost him under 5k NZ.
     
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    It was 9. The discussion on the 9th was centered around it being destroyed so completely that there was no evidence left of the hit. 9 out 19 fired. The remaining 10 were estimated to not be of a threat and were deliberately decided to NOT engage. This did not come without a cost to the tune of one UK Fighter Jet and one US Fighter Jet. (Friendly Fire Incidents) Additionally the employement of the defense systems exposed the dangers of trying to employ non-combat troops in a combat theater of operations (507th Maint Co. - Pvt. Lynch) which required the 507th to support a BDE of Patriot over a dispersement area of 200km. Lastly, the communications between elements were forced over non-organic links forcing the companies to sever their critically required data links and go voice, hampering their ability to do their job.
     
  5. Peyomp

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    At more than $1 Million a piece though, how effective are these against a barrage of rockets/missiles? How many did the Israelis use in this latest war?
     
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    Okay, no bait taken: Israel has a two tiered missle defense system, but it was not used whatsoever during the war against Lebanon. Too expensive to use on anything that ain't huge.
     
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    Saved for the token ICBM maybe :dunno:
     
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    I.e. not very effective against the real threat.
     
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    Zee New Member

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    To Israel, any deterant against an islamic nation that is wanting to develope nuclear Missles and threaten their existance, is a real enough threat :dunno:
     
  10. Peyomp

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    Parse error. Any deterrant is a real enough threat?

    I get that they are there to deal with SCUDs and other regional missiles with larger payloads. But what if the new tactic is to launch smaller missiles in bulk? Widespread rockets that are easy to deploy and launch are a disruptive technology. There's no way to stop them. As they become more effective, the problem gets worse. Its interesting.
     

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