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  • US Army Fires Stinger From Multi-Mission Launcher in Test

    About time the Army started to revisit tactical air defense.

    The MML is also able to fire Raytheon's AIM-9X Sidewinder missiles and Lockheed Martin's Longbow Hellfire missiles.
    http://www.defensenews.com/story/def...test/82214128/
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    Cool. Off to Wal-mart to get one.
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    • #3
      Interesting. A cost-effective system using existing tech.
      Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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      • #4
        pretty cool. Could see this mounted on a AFV so that it can switch from AA to AT to fire support as the mission requires
        . Just need a cheap thermobaric warhead for the last.
        you think you a real "bleep" solders you "bleep" plastic solders don't wory i will make you in to real "bleep" solders!! "bleep" plastic solders

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        • #5
          Originally posted by andrewza View Post
          pretty cool. Could see this mounted on a AFV so that it can switch from AA to AT to fire support as the mission requires
          . Just need a cheap thermobaric warhead for the last.
          They are testing the Hellfire, which is a an excellent tank killer.
          Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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          • #6
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            Originally Posted by andrewza View Post

            pretty cool. Could see this mounted on a AFV so that it can switch from AA to AT to fire support as the mission requires
            . Just need a cheap thermobaric warhead for the last.
            They are testing the Hellfire, which is a an excellent tank killer.
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            Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

            I think he is saying that adding a thermobaric warhead missile to the options would be a good all-around anti-personnel/anti-building addition.

            (AA-AT-AP selection)

            Dan

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Afghanisdan View Post
              I think he is saying that adding a thermobaric warhead missile to the options would be a good all-around anti-personnel/anti-building addition.

              (AA-AT-AP selection)

              Dan
              That makes send. He may be running low on roughage-that always affects Az's posts.
              Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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              • #8
                Yeah the hellfire could be the missile that carries it.
                you think you a real "bleep" solders you "bleep" plastic solders don't wory i will make you in to real "bleep" solders!! "bleep" plastic solders

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post
                  Interesting. A cost-effective system using existing tech.
                  Nope...cost $119million to develop the launcher alone.


                  The Army spent $119 million to build the prototypes, which includes owning the technical data rights. The cost of developing the system outside of the Army would have been about three times as much, according to information obtained during a tour with the acting Army secretary last week of the Aviation & Missile Research and Engineering Development Command (AMRDEC) at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama,
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
                    Nope...cost $119million to develop the launcher alone.

                    Thats prety cheap for a US weapon system.
                    you think you a real "bleep" solders you "bleep" plastic solders don't wory i will make you in to real "bleep" solders!! "bleep" plastic solders

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