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  Modern Military Concepts C&C Related? - Off Topic
  Posted by: JohnWE on 01-16-2006 @ 17:39 - Source: Gregory
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I got some interesting info that is somewhat C&C related. It appears that the US is looking into some satellite-based laser weapons, not unlike GDI's Ion Cannon. Of course, it will be hopefully used to attack enemy ballistic missiles. There's also an anti-missile laser-armed ground vehicle like the Avenger. Pretty interesting read if you ask me.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10805240/?GT1=7538

Enjoy! (At least it's not an article about barley, eh?)



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 #1 - 01-17-2006 at 19:06
LiLxCharlie999
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Yah, i saw that on MSN today, look interesting and at the same time alittle frightening... I meen it's fun in the game but for real, might be kina scary having a big beem chasing you down.

-Charlie-

 #2 - 01-18-2006 at 14:11
RedStarFascism
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Lies!

Its an Ion Cannon!
THE END IS NEAR!!

 #3 - z0mg - 01-19-2006 at 06:22
da_maverick
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Joined: May 29th, 2005
Posts: 85
naaaaah that cant be real....they would have to make a laser that has ULTIMATE range and it has to be very powerful to make damage and for armored mobile missile launcher... i think thats just some stupid kid sayd that to some other kid and he told it to hes big bro and the list goes on until someone get that idea that USA is making a laser weapon that is fired from space and put it to net... i just think that its almost impossible to make that kind of weapon to space use, and i would be too yeasy to shoot down with cruise missile or something, and theres VERY cold in space so i think that i would freeze at there...

Resistance is Futile! If its true, then whole world is in great danger.Resistance is Futile!
eek!

 #4 - 01-19-2006 at 09:54
Flakpanzer
From: (Beaverton, Oregon)
Joined: March 30th, 2004
Posts: 276
If IT would freeze up there, how come none of our OTHER satellites have frozen? Look at the ISS, it sustains LIFE in space.

Also, Lasers have an infinite range. The only thing that makes it hard to see or use ("see" references a regular over the counter laser pointer) is the particles and crap in the atmosphere, because they diffuse it. However, such a heated laser would easily tear through the atmosphere, nearly unhindered, to obliterate its target. Do you realize that if we get several of these up, that we would become the most feared country in the world yet again? Its an awesome, awe-inspiring thought, but it may become our poison as well.

On a darker note-

I'm always patriotic, but even I know my country, the United States of America, will one day fall. History repeats itself. We are not unlike Greece, or Troy. We were huge, powerful, and stomped everyone that messed with us. Then, when we got complacent (like has happened now, leaving our borders very weak, defense wise, etc) they fell.

I hope that day doesn't come for a while, but I'm sure most of the world wants us dead now.

Also, sorry for gettin' TOO political, but I had to get it off my chest. I do kinda wish we hadn't gone and *****ed off the world, we are risking losing our allies, I think, which is unfortunate.

 #5 - !!!! - 01-21-2006 at 05:27
The_Emperor_Of_China
From: (Swindon)
Joined: November 1st, 2004
Posts: 240
Umm. Isnt anyone a little scared if that is real?

 #6 - 01-23-2006 at 07:07
B7ing_8ling
From: (london)
Joined: December 6th, 2005
Posts: 517
http://www.ebaumsworld.com/atomicbomb.html

guess what thats in... ^_^

 #7 - @4 - 01-31-2006 at 10:47
UltimateTrekkie_Borgified
From: (Barton-le-Clay, Bedfordshire)
Joined: December 20th, 2004
Posts: 486
I dont want America dead just the stupid leaders but then again if I had a nuke on hand I would personally bomb Parliment! Damn! Where did I leave that nuke!

 #8 - 02-03-2006 at 20:26
Fragboy_o_jedi
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Posts: 524
Fake news..

Orbital Weaponry is forbidden by international law conventions, as are military bases on the moon. if the US is INDEED building orbital based weapons, be it for defense or offense, theyre breaking international rules, and will get their asses kicked for arrogance

 #9 - Not Fake - 02-12-2006 at 17:50
All_StarZ
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Actually, orbital weapons of mass destrucction are forbidden, and there is nothing which prevents you from sending anything else such as a huge **** cannon into space. And that is one huge **** flaw, because what the hell can anyone do to stop you from putting WMDs into space if you have other weapons that can shoot down rockets, missiles and other spacecraft?



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