posted on Feb, 1 2014 @ 02:39 PM
Thanks for the replies guys; you make valid points. I remember back in the 70s when we had Japanese coming to America with their cameras and taking
pictures of everything from cars to guitars.. Many of my engineer buds scoffed at them because at the time it was widely felt the only thing they knew
how to make were pencils and ink pens. Well the learning curve for Japan was pretty darn steep if you look at all the stuff they make today and it
seems like most have forgotten the quality issues Japan once had...
I remember a really mean Bully who used to beat all us 12 year olds every chance he got...He was 16... When I turned 17 I saw him again...He was at
least 5" shorter and about 40 pounds lighter... Funny how things turn around and how some do not think about how the actions of today bring
consequences in some near future.
I too wondered if this was another excuse to suck money up for some type of star wars defense initiative; which is certainly a possibility..
The hypersonic missiles or MRVs will change warfare IMO in big ways. Not to mention instead of a speed boat loaded with explosives what if some band
of more money than brains gets the tec and decides to use it against one of our ships..
I am so far removed from defense type stuff I have no idea what is available other than what I read and can speculate about.. However, the hypersonic
cruise missile or god forbid they can make a shoulder fired or truck mounted system with shoot and forget targeting... See where I am going with this?
This is the new big bad boy on the block and I have no doubt anyone who can, will be trying to make a go of this technology and will be hard at work
over the next few years buried in R&D...
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