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CK 17
09-02-2014, 04:39 PM
Will we oblige?

skuthorp
09-02-2014, 04:53 PM
I hope not, it won't help. But it's a cleft stick, on one hand they can claim that the US are afraid of them, or on the other they can claim US casualties. As I said, I hope not.

Gerarddm
09-02-2014, 05:00 PM
You mean ground troops? I sure hope not. But if they ate a year's supply of cruise missiles/smart bombs and the like, I would have no objection.

skuthorp
09-02-2014, 05:03 PM
Gotta be careful there too, you may end up just boosting IS's armament again.

Rum_Pirate
09-02-2014, 05:10 PM
You mean ground troops? I sure hope not. But if they ate a year's supply of cruise missiles/smart bombs and the like, I would have no objection.


How many in a year's supply?


In 2011, it was estimated that a single Tomahawk cruise missile costs US$1,410,000.

50kg air-to-ground Hellfire rockets (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkU1lVhCPWA) cost an eye-watering $115,000 each.

Another member of the family, a shoulder-rocket called the Javelin (http://www.army-technology.com/projects/javelin/) -- at $147,000 -- can be used to kill individual soldiers that are hiding in bolt-holes.

A smart version of a traditional 70mm rocket, but can strike with an accuracy of one meter due to a laser-seeking head that pinpoints a target and alters the missile's fins accordingly.
The U.S. military must consider this a bargain at only $28,000 a shot.

Exchange one $1.5 million missile for a plethora of $20,000 models, and warfare could become cheaper not only for the military, but for the taxpayer.

John of Phoenix
09-02-2014, 05:15 PM
A smart version of a traditional 70mm rocket, but can strike with an accuracy of one meter due to a laser-seeking head that pinpoints a target and alters the missile's fins accordingly.
The U.S. military must consider this a bargain at only $28,000 a shot.

We used to call launching a TOW missile, "firing a Volkswagen".

Gerarddm
09-02-2014, 05:19 PM
Gotta be careful there too, you may end up just boosting IS's armament again.

Uh, not if they are on the exploding end.

Osborne Russell
09-02-2014, 05:37 PM
May not be their main strategy but some of them doubtless have heard of "quagmire (see Vietnam)" and maybe even the tar baby.

LeeG
09-02-2014, 05:41 PM
How many in a year's supply?

"Exchange one $1.5 million missile for a plethora of $20,000 models, and warfare could become cheaper not only for the military, but for the taxpayer."









Right, because a 1000lb missile that can go 500miles and a 15lb rocket that can go 4 miles are completely interchangeable!

Rum_Pirate
09-02-2014, 06:13 PM
Right, because a 1000lb missile that can go 500miles and a 15lb rocket that can go 4 miles are completely interchangeable!

I quoted from http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/bulletin/how-much-do-smart-weapons-cost-the-military/ and only asked what what was a year's supply, if you care to recall.

Reynard38
09-02-2014, 06:27 PM
Just lob a MOAB out the back of a C-130 onto their training camps.