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Technology has always found its greatest consumer in a
nation's war and defense efforts. Since the last attempts at a
"Star Wars" defense system, has technology changed
considerably enough to make the latest Missile Defense
initiatives more successful? Can such an application of
science be successful? Is a militarized space inevitable,
necessary or impossible?
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- 08:01pm Oct 30, 2002 EST (#
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'The scoops are on the way'....
Yes that's why I taunt them. Next question. Keep up the
slop I'll add you to the list.
- 02:02am Oct 31, 2002 EST (#
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Well, true to your form, you rested my case for me....
- 02:47am Oct 31, 2002 EST (#
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Earth vs <^> <^>
You're right, B2Buck......did you see Rshow's brag about he
and lchic holding a 2 hour/70 post session at the Guardian's
"Anything About Anything" forum??? It's pretty much the same
drill in this forum......"Anything EXCEPT Missile
I mean, there was an interesting article recently in
AW&ST mag.(10/07/02)about the tremendous power levels
being attained by microwave pulse weaponry (eg. in the 10s of
gigawatt range). These generators are rapidly maturing into
practical battlefield tactical emitters which can defend
against missiles as well as frying the electronics of ground
targets. Ranges are thought to be possible up to
...tens of kilometers, and future
advances...should permit the development of even longer
Some of these systems can derive power from an aircraft
engine and deliver rapid-fire pulses, or be built into
free-fall or guided "munitions" (eg. HERF, Vircator, FCG,
etc....see Schwartau, Information Warfare). Unlike lasers,
high power microwave devices are impervious to weather
conditions and generate wide area effects. Applied to
strategic missile defense, these weapons would blanket
incoming arrays of decoys and warheads, neutralizing guidance
systems and firing mechanisms......with the added advantages
over lasers of much more rapid "recycling" and not being
limited by exotic chemical beam fuels, such as in the Boeing
- 05:41am Oct 31, 2002 EST (#
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Can we do a better job of finding truth? YES. Click
"rshow55" for some things Lchic and I have done and worked for
on this thread.
Anybody at DOD ever done any welding? Or thought about how
to damage aircraft, or tanks - with welding equipment?
Experienced how much concentration of energy is needed - and
how hard it is to melt or bend, or destroy things just with
We all have reasonably refined and high power microwave
devices in our kitchens - microwave ovens. We know what they
do - and how easy the shielding technology is, as well.
Compared to bullets, and high explosives, the effectiveness
per unit energy (and the concentration of focus of energy
available in space and time) with microwaves is paltry.
Anybody for weapons that a soldier would actually want to
use - when right answers really ARE a matter of life and
Anybody ever looked at the engineering people have,
routinely, for shielding microwave interference?
"Microwave communications" is wonderful - and a huge body
of technical stuff works.
"Microwave weapons" are an idea that could only be
seriously advanced by an organization that's been
intellectually, technically, and morally corrupt for a long
time. Not that kalter.rauch
10/31/02 2:47am speaks for such an organization, of course
- - because "nothing can be traced on these boards".
Still - - what are the odds?
Made a posting here last night - and it wasn't entered
here. That's fine. That's what board monitoring is for. I hope
somebody noticed some of the checkable things in it.
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