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What is the most exotic military technology that USA has?

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posted on Nov, 2 2017 @ 07:28 AM
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posted on Nov, 2 2017 @ 10:00 AM
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Rod of God exists already. There just has not been an opportunity to use it yet. No warhead just kinetic energy with nuclear results.



posted on Nov, 2 2017 @ 10:16 AM
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a reply to: ROBOTECH

i see what you dod with your name, still not zap.



posted on Nov, 2 2017 @ 10:22 AM
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a reply to: humanoidlord

Getting them into orbit, hitting the target you're aiming at, and the fact that they wouldn't do nearly as much damage as they do in movies and television shows.



posted on Nov, 2 2017 @ 10:24 AM
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a reply to: ROBOTECH

Yeah, no. A rod isn't going to do much more damage than a conventional bomb. It's not going to have "nuclear results".



posted on Nov, 2 2017 @ 10:49 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

im pretty sure the idea is obscure enough to not appear in works of fiction
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posted on Nov, 2 2017 @ 11:00 AM
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a reply to: humanoidlord

You're kidding right? Orbital bombardment, whether via dropping rocks, or dropping a metal rod has been in science fiction stories for 40+ years.



posted on Nov, 2 2017 @ 11:12 AM
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posted on Nov, 2 2017 @ 05:54 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

more like bombs not rods



posted on Nov, 2 2017 @ 05:58 PM
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a reply to: humanoidlord

What do you think Rods From God is? It's an orbital bombardment system that has the effect of a bomb hitting from orbit.



posted on Nov, 2 2017 @ 06:04 PM
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I have to imagine that transporting rods from god into orbit would be immensely cost prohibitive for it as a weapons system.
How much does it cost to put a telephone pole sized tungsten rod in orbit? A safe orbit at that.



posted on Nov, 2 2017 @ 06:07 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: humanoidlord

You're kidding right? Orbital bombardment, whether via dropping rocks, or dropping a metal rod has been in science fiction stories for 40+ years.

How about...Lasers from God? Would a space based laser system work?
Ala Zues Cannon from the Final Fantasy Spirits within?
Or at the 3:04 mark of this South Park clip,

In the vast continuum of scifi, orbital defense platforms seemed the most plausible in terms of current human engineering.



posted on Nov, 2 2017 @ 06:25 PM
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originally posted by: Wayfarer
We've got so much cool tech that will never see the light of day because we're the only ones that have it and there is practically no scenario where using it is worth the risk of our enemies getting their hands on it. Hence, its all locked away deep underground.

Could breach compliance with international laws regulating armed conflict if equipment is disguised or soldiers’ weapons are hidden, according to Bill Boothby, a former air commodore and deputy director of RAF legal services.......Geneva coventions

In other words we have to be fare when we blow the hell out of them......

All's Fare in Love and War.
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posted on Nov, 2 2017 @ 11:44 PM
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a reply to: madenusa

its only illegal if they can prove you used it.



posted on Nov, 4 2017 @ 10:07 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

however its not an literal bomb
just an kinectic impactor with the power of one
also i think i am wasting time talking about weapons with an guy that actually worked in the military
when i am just an crappy peasant



posted on Nov, 4 2017 @ 11:55 AM
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a reply to: humanoidlord

Its just that for the destructive force a rod from god would bring can be matched by other systems that arent clumsy to aim or unrealistic to haul into space.



posted on Nov, 4 2017 @ 11:58 AM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR

space lasers?space nukes?space scalar waves (dont take this seriously please)?



posted on Nov, 4 2017 @ 12:01 PM
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We are still trying to crack magnetic propulsion, I think we also mastered cold fusion... both techs can be weaponized...



posted on Nov, 4 2017 @ 12:03 PM
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a reply to: humanoidlord

Im not getting into specifics but ots safe to axe the scalar wave idea. Thats some tom bearden stuff. His scalar wave propoundings are garbage however he does have some real stuff he talks about thats not scalar waves.



posted on Nov, 4 2017 @ 12:18 PM
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It works. It's just expensive. Also, the best "bang" for buck would involve pretty eccentric orbits. People would probably notice or catch on fast if you were using them. Of course, communication satellites frequently have eccentric orbits to keep certain portions of the earth in view most often. That could be helpful for a variety of reasons.
They did plug the Marshall's a few times in the 80's... Then another big surge in talking about it in the 90's that noone knows what, probably nothing, came of. It's plausible. Not very likely. You start doing KE conversions for speeds like 6000m/s it gets pretty impressive on paper, but you still have to lug it up there.



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