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    Thought this was badass.

     
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      I don't think anyone thinks Iran's military is anywhere near as capable as ours or most of our allies, but they aren't as clueless as some make them out to be either. Their attack on the oil refinery--even with cruder weapons/drones than we have--displayed a level of precision there since they were deliberately targeting areas of the refinery that were away from the manned portions of the plant and wouldn't cause fatalities.
       
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        Damn it has been a long time since I played a video game. This is what I remember them looking like.
         
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          Apparently he can fire off 4,500 loads per minute
           
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            It can shoot down any projectile that comes within range. The biggest difference between real life and the video game is that it doesn't just sit there melting its own barrels by shooting for 30 straight seconds. Its always been a fascinating piece of tech to me. The following video explains it in better detail, but the cool thing is that it is fairly autonomous. It tracks a whole bunch of stuff, then when it wants to shoot something it uses a different antenna that not only tracks the target but also tracks the stream of outgoing rounds. This is the last piece of info it needs to correct for winds aloft and such, which lets it "walk" the outbound rounds onto the target. Pretty friggin cool. On a slightly humorous note, they actually use a few seconds of that video game footage in the marketing spiel.
             
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              The truly scary thing about suicide drones, and I've mentioned this here many times, is how easy it would be to deploy them within our own borders. Forget hijacking airliners and using truck bombs, just fly an explosive-laden drone into a crowded venue. Nightmare, and its coming.
               
              #26 Zambo, Jan 13, 2020
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                I’ve only seen them on ships but that looks exactly like what it is. I’ve seen them fired but only for a few seconds and not at moving targets. I wonder what video game they used to make that video.
                 
                #5 Zambo, Jan 13, 2020
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                  Looks like R2D2 at full mast
                   
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                    The fire rate is pretty quick. I have seen up close and personal the fire support from a C-130 Spectre gunship. The light looks like a flexible light sabre. The scary thing is only 1 round out of 5 is a tracer, meaning for every round you see that is creating the light, there is 4 rounds you don't see. It tears up a lot of stuff.
                     

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