posted on Dec, 8 2005 @ 07:20 AM
Originally posted by Stone
don't you see any defference? I think? that the question in subject is incorrect.
Cetainlty, espionage was with both sides ( USSR and US I mean ). But I have many doubts about "stollen US technology". I think, that such claims
are usual elements of Cold War propaganda.
It has nothing to do with the outward appearance and everything to do with the technology inside.
I don't think anyone is saying one is an outward direct copy of the other, only that the technology, the circuitry, the target acquisition, tracking
follow-through and internal computational methodologies are nearly indentical.
For instance; the chips in the guidance system may be made in different countries, may be a different size or shape, and may be in different places on
the circuit boards, but they're nearly identical in what and how they process as well as their overall functionality.
When I found out about the similarities between the 300 and the Patriot I honestly presumed that it was the Russian S-300 that had been copied by the
US. When I was told otherwise I knew I would need some kind of substantiating sources - which I have endeavored to provide through links in the
Rather than using various emoticons mixed with blithering denial, it would be great if those with opposing viewpoints could provide substantiating
information with their posts. Instead all we are getting here is nationalistic pride being hurt and that being expressed through uninformative
Had I found out that the Patriot was a direct copy of the 300, would my pride be hurt? would I be all up in denial and such? No - I'd be saying "way
to go CIA!"... and carefully considering the information provided in substatiated links.
As for the comment that there is a "veeeery" big difference between "an air defence system" and a "semi-anti ballistic system"... actually
as far as circuitry goes
, no there does not need
to be a big diference between the systems. As Russia is already keenly aware ABM
technology is great for air defense.
[edit on 12-8-2005 by intelgurl]