Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Regarding the guidance and accuracy of HIMARS we have an answer. Thanks to the article by Ethan Fields. The image accompanying this blog entry showing the inside of a HIMARS cab. The resemblance to a video game unmistakable?
"HIMARS is Great, but it's no Miracle Weapon"
"From scanning newspaper coverage of the US deployment of rocket artillery systems to combat ISIS one might believe the HIMARS rocket system will collapse ISIS on its own."
THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I THOUGHT. HIMARS GOING A LONG WAY AS THE PANACEA TO THE ISIL PROBLEM. DEATH FROM ABOVE AND ON THE CHEAP.
"the GMLRS series of rockets are programmable to a GPS coordinate and continue to correct their flight path via an inertial guidance package and canards on the nose of the rocket. The result is nearly 200 lb warhead that can be fired from up to 70km away and hit a target with smart bomb accuracy"
That combination of "smart bomb accuracy" with the EXTREME DESTRUCTIVE POWER of 160,000 tungsten rods flying all over the place CANNOT BE BEAT!
YOU NEED THAT COMBINATION OF SPECIAL OPERATIONS PERSONNEL ON THE GROUND AND DRONES IN THE SKY PROVIDING TARGET INFORMATION AND ALLOW HIMARS TO DO THE REST?
THIS IS ALL WE NEED? GRANTED, NO WEAPON [OTHER THAN THE ATOMIC BOMB] A "MIRACLE WEAPON" BUT HIMARS MEETS SOME CRITERIA AS TO WHAT MIGHT BE CONSIDERED A "MIRACLE"?