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2019-07-20 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Royal Navy trials new missile to target small boats in wake of tensions with Iran
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Posted by Skidmark 2019-07-20 04:57|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6460 views ]  Top

#1 
They can't be less useless than the 50Cal machine guns I see on you tube firing away in practice using sppedboats for targets.
Posted by Roger Smith 2019-07-20 12:33||   2019-07-20 12:33|| Front Page Top

#2  guided to their target by following a laser beam fired from the ship or other assets nearby.

Trying to keep a laser pointer on a little boat moving at high speed, bouncing along on the waves... sounds challenging. I would naively think some sort of electro-optical guidance would be handy for fire-and-forget. Especially against a swarm of boats.
Posted by SteveS 2019-07-20 12:43||   2019-07-20 12:43|| Front Page Top

#3 Difficult tech problem. That's why it's so considerate of the Persians to volunteer for the beta test.
Posted by Mercutio 2019-07-20 16:04||   2019-07-20 16:04|| Front Page Top

#4 Just sink the entire iranian navy now. The usual suspects will bitch but will also be shown to be powerless.
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-07-20 17:29||   2019-07-20 17:29|| Front Page Top

#5 If they actually have any shipyards or dry docks totally destroy those too.
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-07-20 17:30||   2019-07-20 17:30|| Front Page Top

#6 Pour "get the shitbags' attention"
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-07-20 17:32||   2019-07-20 17:32|| Front Page Top

#7 How about a couple of boats towing a wire between them?
Posted by gorb 2019-07-20 21:49||   2019-07-20 21:49|| Front Page Top

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