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Moscow, Russia -- The Russian press is reporting this morning that the Russian military has developed a new bomber that could attack the United States from outer space, penetrating any missle defense shield.
Col-Gen. Yuri Baluyevsky, the first deputy chief of the General Staff of the Russian armed forces, told the Associated Press that the "hypersonic flying vehicle" can fly outside of the Earth's atmosphere and would be an "asymmetric response" to the proposed US missile defense shield.
In addition to directing the high energy laser beam, the HELSTF SLBD has been used very successfully to passively track and image missiles in flight. The inherently precise pointing of the device and its ability to track very high speed targets make it an ideal platform for capturing in-flight imagery. The SLBD has been used as a sensor platform for tracking and imaging a number of Theater Missile Defense (TMD) launches and intercepts, including LANCE, ERINT, and LEAP. A 1000 frame-per-second, digital, infrared camera has been used to collect two-dimensional intercept measurements from targets and interceptors at over Mach 6 closure rates. Calibrated infrared sensors placed in the SLBD's optical train have been used to collect IR imagery for plume and hardbody thermal characterization.
Originally posted by Mirthful Me
overthrow.com would not be my first pick for substantiated reporting.
Originally posted by titustell me why not??
Originally posted by Lampyridae
Buran as a space bomber?? LOL, I'd love to see that one. Spy sats would see Buran on the launch pad well before it got off the ground.
One word, four letters: ICBM. After a nuclear war, where's the runway gonna be for Buran?
hang on !
if you modify SLIGHTLY a spaceshuttle than you have a platform from
space that can reach any spot on earth with deadly force !
no triple A's to fear ! no SAM's coming up to you !
easy as 123 !