Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Missle Defense Test succeds


Story: "A MODIFIED Boeing 747 designed to be part of an emerging US antimissile shield has successfully completed an important flight test, the Pentagon's Missile Defence Agency and Boeing said today. ... "We have now demonstrated most of the steps needed for the Airborne Laser to engage a threat missile and deliver precise and lethal effects against it," said Pat Shanahan, a vice president at Boeing, the prime contractor. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel John Daniels, the Pentagon's program manager, said the test on Saturday marked an historic day for "directed-energy" weapons firing at the speed of light, or 186,000 miles per second. "This will fundamentally change the way we engage and destroy fleeting targets," he said. The airborne laser is to be the first warplane relying entirely on a directed energy device as a weapon. It is designed to destroy an enemy ballistic missile shortly after it is launched, in the "boost phase" of its flight path."

I support efforts like this. I really don't understand why this makes the Ruskies so upset.

In other news, Homer Simpson is making waves with the cultic community.

2 comments:

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Apparently the Russians are working on missiles that will defy the shield.

TheEarthCanBeMoved said...

I'm not too worried about the Russians.
They know that we are the only nation to ever use Nukes in battle.
And there's not much to stop us if we need to again.
We haven't got much to loose with our standing with the international community.

As for the link,
That's hysterical.