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MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System Artillery)

Posted by surfingall on May 11, 2010


MLRS provides massive amounts of firepower on the battlefield. It is specifically designed to have a longer range and greater lethality than enemy artillery systems. The possession of the MLRS creates a tremendous advantage for the allied forces.

However, on a wide open battlefield, the MLRS can wreak incomparable amounts of damage and fear upon enemy forces by firing guided rockets from a previously unimaginable distance with a range of up to 300 kilometers using the most modern ATACMS (Army Tactical Missile System) class rockets.

The MLRS can hit targets before they think about being ready to fight a battle. One MLRS launcher can carry 12 rockets to blanket a square kilometer with fragmentation warheads. The MLRS is designed to act as a stand-off front-line assault vehicle to take out entire enemy formations of troops or vehicles. The MLRS has also been fitted for the HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System) wheeled platform that has increased mobility and range which decreases enemy counterattack.

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X-51 Hypersonic Cruise Missile

Posted by surfingall on May 6, 2010


Imagine having the ability to strike anywhere in the world within one hour. The X-51 is an amazing hypersonic cruise missile that travels 600 miles in just ten minutes (approximately 3600 MPH or Mach 5).

Compared with the Tomahawk Missile which travels at a mere 550 MPH, the X51 gives the US the ability to strike enemies quickly before they can evade. As U.S. Strategic Command’s deputy commander Lt. Gen. C. Robert Kehler puts it, the goal of the X51 is “to strike virtually anywhere on the face of the Earth within 60 minutes.”

The power of this weapon once it reaches its unfortunate target is amazing. Traveling as fast as 13,000 mph, the warheads are filled with scored tungsten rods with twice the strength of steel. Just above the target, the warheads detonate, showering the area with thousands of rods-each one up to 12 times as destructive as a .50-caliber bullet. Anything within 3000 sq. ft. of this whirling, metallic storm is obliterated.

The X-51 Will be the most advanced cruise / long distance missile in the world when it is completed, although there have been protests that the X-51 could trigger a nuclear war. A test run of this weapon in 2008 could appear to be heading toward another nuclear power during portions of its flight pattern which could be provoking.

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Slow-Motion MLRS – Rocket

Posted by surfingall on May 6, 2010


MLRS provides massive amounts of firepower on the battlefield. Designed to have a longer range and greater lethality than enemy artillery systems, the possession of the MLRS creates a tremendous advantage for the allied forces. Traditional artillery, essentially a large cannon, is still employed by every modern army. However, on a wide open battlefield, the MLRS can wreak incomparable amounts of damage and fear upon enemy forces by firing guided rockets from a previously unimaginable distance. With a range of up to..

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