reply to post by travis911
Hey Travis... good post and F n S for you...
I just spent a half an hour updating by reading online.
This technology is very similiar to existing missles and like every weapon of war, all have been countered at some point.
All of these weapons require electronic control, and are succeptable to being hijacked. Can you say Stuxnet and Duqu?
Also, the Chinese are yet to be able to look over the horizon as the US does, and much like Sams in the past years, when they turn one on to fire,
there will likely be a drone circling to 'turn it off'. Better yet, likely a superstealthy, 10 times the speed of sound armed UAV or even more likely
a sea borne stealth fast attack vehicle.
This system has been in research and development since the 80s, with first generation employed I believe around 1990,
) and given the US has been aware of this project it would be ignorant (no reference to you or your post) to
believe the US has not developed a defense system to contain and or counter it. More than likely there is already an offensive plan to prempt its
I will reiterate, I for one see little if any likelyhood that the Chinese has any interest in punching it out with any of the superpowers.
The Chinese people are some of the most brilliant people in the world and they know a few well placed conventional weapons, let alone nuclear weapons
could devastate their country, (just like it would any country) and China isn't going to start a war where 'everyone' loses. In the same tone, neither
The days of super powers slugging it out are highly likely to be over given the fact of current and future mutual destruction capabilities. Having
said that, I certainly would anticipate the likelihood of some small unit regional conflicts which can be controllable.
The problems of the future will be much like now, with little mice squeaking loudly in an attempt to propaganize their ability to project power. And
with no real ability they will end up either acquiesing to sanctions before being stepped on by a super power like a small rodent. The issue here with
these countries is they are not world wise and bluster around like gang bangers insisting on having been dissed by another. It will take much
diplomacy in the future by the international community to compromise and neutralize the radical thinking of these countries, and in teaching them how
it is in everyones best interest not to start an armageddon.
I edit this as I forgot... lean back, close your eyes and picture a railgun capable of launching a 7 pound multi war head projectile in excess of
11,000 miles per hour.
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