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N. Korea may have fired missiles: Japan gov't source

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posted on Mar, 22 2017 @ 12:03 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Based on chuckles I've heard from people in the know about various things in the region regarding failed NK launches, etc. I would like to add to your analogy.

Wouldnt a likelier defense be to covertly ensure the first snipers rounds weren't seated properly in the casing, or ensure the primers or powder he get for his ammunition was flawed in some way?

Maybe switch out a shipment of real ammo with duds before the shipment is delivered to the sniper?

Seems that type of thing is easier to do than shoot a flying bullet.

If all else fails send in bearded Hawaiian shirt wearing alpha male types to stab the sniper in the neck before he has a chance to chamber the round...




posted on Mar, 22 2017 @ 12:08 PM
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a reply to: SonOfThor

They're a few years behind because of a lab "accident" several years ago that conveniently killed most of their best scientists.
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posted on Mar, 22 2017 @ 03:40 PM
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Centerfire rifle projectile at 2500 feet per second = 1700 miles per hour

an ICBM could approach 10 times this speed, or 17000 miles per hour

THAAD missile defence speed 6300 miles per hour

Scud theater missile 3800 miles per hour

Tomahawk cruise missile 550 miles per hour

Speed of Laser beam 670,616,629 mph



posted on Mar, 22 2017 @ 03:42 PM
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a reply to: D8Tee

Wow. That went COMPLETELY over your head didn't it.



posted on Mar, 22 2017 @ 03:51 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: D8Tee

Wow. That went COMPLETELY over your head didn't it.


Naw, was just curious as to the speeds of different projectiles. I liked your analogy.



posted on Mar, 22 2017 @ 03:56 PM
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originally posted by: D8Tee

originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: D8Tee

Wow. That went COMPLETELY over your head didn't it.


Naw, was just curious as to the speeds of different projectiles. I liked your analogy.


Its too bad we dont have a laser defense shield able to saturate the entire airspace in a bubble of death.



posted on Mar, 22 2017 @ 04:28 PM
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originally posted by: yuppa

originally posted by: D8Tee

originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: D8Tee

Wow. That went COMPLETELY over your head didn't it.


Naw, was just curious as to the speeds of different projectiles. I liked your analogy.


Its too bad we dont have a laser defense shield able to saturate the entire airspace in a bubble of death.
President Trump says he will develop a state-of-the-art missile defense system.



posted on Mar, 22 2017 @ 05:00 PM
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a reply to: D8Tee

Heh. They've been working on that for 20 years.



posted on Mar, 22 2017 @ 05:04 PM
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You don't need an intercept missile to hit 15k mph in order to kill an ICBM. You just need impeccable timing and accuracy.

And one helluva tracking system.
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posted on Mar, 22 2017 @ 05:27 PM
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Satellite based tracking system would seem like the logical choice.

Found this article interesting.


Now space-based missile defense funding is at an all-time low, according to Karako, while improvements to the terrestrial-based missile defense system would still fall short of detecting and defeating missile threats currently in development by adversaries like North Korea and Iran. That shortcoming comes from the detection system’s upward stare and such unfixable issues like the curvature of the Earth, which blocks even the most powerful radar’s full field of view.

There are two Space Tracking and Surveillance System demonstrators in low orbit intended to track a missile’s path from launch to intercept, but Karako said the mission ends for these two demonstrators this year. A follow-on program to STSS was canceled in 2013 that would have included a constellation of nine to 12 satellites with a large telescope and a gimbaled tracking system, he added.


Defense News



posted on Mar, 22 2017 @ 05:30 PM
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Tracking isn't the problem. Now that they've worked a lot of the problems out of SBX, it should track missiles just fine. The problem is that decoys and missiles are improving faster than kill vehicles mature.



posted on Mar, 22 2017 @ 06:05 PM
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North Korea fires missiles, the US flies B-1s to a Korean bombing range, China claims they violated their airspace....

Good times.


theaviationist.com... ver-east-china-sea/



posted on Mar, 22 2017 @ 06:12 PM
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TOKYO — A North Korean missile fired Wednesday morning exploded within seconds of launch, the South Korean and U.S. militaries said, a reassuring sign for those worried about the speed at which North Korea’s weapons program has been progressing.

The launch attempt comes at a time of heightened tensions in the region, with the United States and South Korea conducting joint military exercises aimed at countering the North Korean threat and the Trump administration clearly signaling it is prepared to use force to stop Kim Jong Un’s regime.

The missile was launched from North Korea’s east coast about 7 a.m. local time Wednesday.

WashingtonPost.com - North Korean missile explodes seconds after launch.

Is this the same story?

Just behind on news today. Like I just came from BBCnews... so yeah, behind the ball today.



posted on Mar, 22 2017 @ 07:24 PM
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Yup, same story.



posted on Mar, 22 2017 @ 08:16 PM
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Thanks! So, femtosecond lasers blew them up is one idea (I hope!!)

Sorry for being the anchor on this. I think that they blew up is the main thing not being aimed at Japan. Doesn't really matter where NK aims them now. Just that they don't work!



posted on Mar, 22 2017 @ 08:30 PM
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a reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF

Be interesting to hear how Kim Jong spins the story of a failed missile launch into a success.



posted on Mar, 22 2017 @ 08:36 PM
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a reply to: D8Tee

Or who gets a vx treatment next.



KJU started a purge last year and you would think it would be aimed at current enemies. Not your half-brother living outside. SMH



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