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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: LookingAtMars
Just a reminder:
We did not invade Iraq because of cleaned up chemical weapons depots. We were told that there were active programs. The UN inspectors said otherwise. We invaded anyway.
Targeting systems are targeting systems.
I would think lasers would be a lot quicker.
If you put a mirror finish on the missile would the laser just reflect off?
originally posted by: Lulpin
Honestly I can't see Rail guns being effective for modern naval warfare anyhow. Fleet warfare is going to be a battle of who has the best anti-ship missiles. Rail guns are going to have a lot harder time engaging targets over the horizon than missiles will.
Submarines and anti-ship missiles are probably going to be the deciding factor in the next major world war. Not rail-guns.