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09-25-2013 10:52 AM
chucklesR
Re: Excessive force?

USCG has nothing to do with this.

USAF is finding a role (i.e. funding source) for the B-1s, nothing to see here folks.
09-24-2013 07:58 PM
Seaduction
Re: Excessive force?

Here's the link to the story. Its a USAF photo.
Pirate Boats Can?t Hide From ?Murica?s Laser-Guided Bombs | gCaptain ? Maritime & Offshore News
09-24-2013 07:40 PM
TakeFive
Re: Excessive force?

It has to be Photoshopped. Notice that the bow spray is fuzzy because of its motion, but the missile is perfectly sharp . I cannot believe that the bow spray is moving faster than the missile.
09-24-2013 07:30 PM
capta
Re: Excessive force?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Seaduction View Post
This is the text that accompanied the photo:
The U.S. Air Force proved this month that laser guided bombs can, in fact, hit moving targets at sea when dropped from supersonic bombers like the B-1B Lancer.

On Sept. 4, a B-1 from the 337th Test and Evaluation Squadron took off from Dyess Air Force Base bound for the Gulf of Mexico. Their goal was to better understand and improve their maritime strike capabilities while using a laser guided 500-pound bomb GBU-54, as well as 500 and 2,000-pound joint direct attack munitions.
Yeah, I do know the back story on the pic, which was not photo shopped, to the best of my knowledge.
It just seemed a bit of insight into our future dealings with the CG, as it seems they are getting more militant by the day.
09-24-2013 07:24 PM
Seaduction
Re: Excessive force?

Quote:
Originally Posted by capta View Post
Perhaps the CG is using a tiny bit of excessive force on PFD enforcement?
This is the text that accompanied the photo:
The U.S. Air Force proved this month that laser guided bombs can, in fact, hit moving targets at sea when dropped from supersonic bombers like the B-1B Lancer.

On Sept. 4, a B-1 from the 337th Test and Evaluation Squadron took off from Dyess Air Force Base bound for the Gulf of Mexico. Their goal was to better understand and improve their maritime strike capabilities while using a laser guided 500-pound bomb GBU-54, as well as 500 and 2,000-pound joint direct attack munitions.
09-23-2013 02:34 AM
SlowButSteady
Re: Excessive force?

Kids and photoshop....
09-23-2013 12:23 AM
contrarian
Re: Excessive force?

Looks like Warship Warrior is on the prowl again
09-22-2013 11:15 PM
MarkofSeaLife
Re: Excessive force?

I think the Iranian navy was sent a message.
09-22-2013 11:10 PM
Ziaduck
Re: Excessive force?

Nope, that's a PFD delivery device....
09-22-2013 10:32 PM
capta
Excessive force?

Perhaps the CG is using a tiny bit of excessive force on PFD enforcement?

 
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