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[–] Annelise 2 points (+2|-0)

I had to ask someone.

The thing about ballistic missiles is that they are on a ballistic trajectory - they follow an easily calculated path.

Gee, it's lucky for the Chinese that no on has a counter-missile that shoots down ballistic missiles... /s

LOLS. Silly China.

Patriot systems or patriot do-alike systems will start showing up on US ships soon.

[–] jobes 3 points (+3|-0)

they follow an easily calculated path

Russia had developed an ICBM with the purpose of being able to change paths to avoid easy prediction and detection. I don't know if it ever practically went into use, especially given how difficult hypersonic missiles are to intercept these days.

It's in service and nuclear right now, they could nuke us in 6min lol! It's a hypersonic glider.

They don't have as advanced electronics but they do good engineering, and on a budget.

All this warmongering is the elite wanting a cold war arms race we should be improving relations with Russia for when China thinks it will be able to take our navy on.

Carriers aren't invincible but they are fast and have good protection, we will see how it plays out. The extended range of air-launched missiles form carriers gives them a real punch. Overall I think the US Navy's LRASM is superior, it's stealth, has AI (can be fired without precise coordinates so can be used more often), and has a hefty 1000lb warhead... when war happens I bet these will be one-shot kills.

They are working on a missile that is hypersonic and anti-ship right now but it's not in production yet.

I really hate how china is expanding, we are all watching them build up their military until they are able to take us lol.

[–] jobes 1 points (+1|-0)

All this warmongering is the elite wanting a cold war arms race we should be improving relations with Russia for when China thinks it will be able to take our navy on.

My one main hope for Trump was to actually just flat out make friends with Russia. There is no reason whatsoever for our countries to not work together and benefit each other.

[–] Annelise 1 points (+1|-0)

Well outside my knowledge. I wasn't born until after the USSR collapsed. If it hasn't happened recently, I'd need to google or ask my Husband.

I know that they could split in the down phase to deliver bombs to multiple regional targets, but that's about it.

I don't think I'd get crazy worried about this. After all, their military is the same as ours. They have to spend their budget every year or risk cuts the following year LOLS

That cash needs to go somewhere.

[–] Fluf 2 points (+2|-0)

hard to beat missiles designed specifically to beat the specs china stole from US military manufacturers

[–] Annelise 2 points (+2|-0)

Curves are curves. Ballistic missiles are notoriously lacking in directional control.

The point is moot, though. Every country with a defense budget buys new things every year. This is just China's latest.

Don't take it all so seriously.

[–] E-werd 2 points (+2|-0)

These exist, too.

They're super neat to see in action, very fast and accurate. It's been a while, but there's videos out there.

[–] Annelise 1 points (+1|-0) Edited

I watched a couple of tests. It is pretty cool.

Nighttime tests rock!

[–] CDanger 0 points (+0|-0)

Those things are so freaking cool. I swear, show those to a pacifist and you'll get him to enlist.