posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 08:41 AM
reply to post by Frogs
North Korea isn't exactly known for being high tech. If they have this it makes you wonder what other nations have. It also begs the question
of what response, if any, there will be to this?
Anyone with a few billion dollars (or equivalent) can develop their own top-notch electronic device/weapon any time, anywhere.
The question is whether or not you can build a relevant number of the devices and field them with any effectiveness. The training required for
wide-scale adoption of such devices is where the game-breaker is for most.
Hell - I could build you heavy-armor mounted railgun for a few million dollars (maybe less - would kind of depend upon some specifics that would come
from the design process). For a relatively modest investment, any electrical engineer or technician should be able to do about the same - provided
they are worth their salt. You could have T-72s or M-1A1s running around with some pretty crazy gear.
The problem, however, returns to fielding, maintenance, and training. Sometimes, it's better to have a thousand fully equipped soldiers than it is
to have a dozen special ops in powered armor exoskeletons (IE: the halo series).
As for a strategic response; we would have given it, already. More than likely, the response is going to be figuring out how they were able to jam
the GPS signals and produce measures to defend against similar attacks in the future.
I would have to hit up google for a while, but I recall an article I came across a few years ago discussing the design and importance of jam-resistant
GPS as it pertained to defense. If you think about it - this is pretty important considering the extent to which we are using GPS guided munitions.