Thursday, November 24, 2016

Anti-Ship Missile I.

This is coolbert:

"Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg and howlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble."

The Witches in MacBeth by Shakespeare.

"Sweden rebuilds Cold War missile system from museums"

"Sweden has reconstituted its old Cold War anti-ship defense system, pulling launch trucks out of museums, in its latest move to improve its defenses on the island of Gotland".

"The Kustrobotbatteri 90 was the only land-based launcher ever developed for the Saab Robotsystem 15 (RBS-15) anti-ship missiles, but only one of the four planned batteries was delivered before the coastal artillery was disbanded in 2000".

. . . .

"The RBS-15 missiles were launched from Scania trucks, several of which have now been recovered from museums."

“'A number of the trucks still remained. We have have taken components from existing missile boats and warships which had the same missile system'” - - Swedish Rear Admiral Thomas Engevall.

Take a missile off one boat, a radar system off another boat, find a truck in a museum, mix carefully and you have a working and operational anti-ship missile system? Sounds like a poor way to do things, but expediency and speed are the issue here. These missiles are needed NOW!


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