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John_H Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-27-04 11:55 PM
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21. The smart bombs aren't as smart as they think, but they sure make boeing $

" A Boeing official explains: "JDAM is not GPS guided, it is GPS aided, and the IMU on there is so good that once it has data transferred from the aircraft, it is extremely accurate with GPS denied." CEP (margin of error)using the IMU is said to be about twice that with GPS assistance, which is acceptable for larger munitions, ...

Translation: If the GPS doesn't work we just use bombs big enough to dismember anybody within a few humdered meters anyway.

"The US Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps originally planned to acquire a total of over 87,000 JDAM kits from Boeing, with total program cost of over $2 billion USD. Over 30,000 had been built into the fall of 2002, and a total of 70,000 have been funded for delivery into 2004. The US military has been so enthusiastic about the weapon that their total buy may reach about 250,000, and there has been talk of eliminating unguided bombs entirely from the inventory. Unit price for a JDAM kit is about $18,000 USD in 1999 dollars, though original estimates had set it at $40,000 USD.

Every bomb chimp drops in iraq about 20 average senior citizens could be recieve full prescription drug coverage for one year. That's, what, 5 million people for the full billion dollar bomb buy. And that's just one weapon system.
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  -US pounds Iraqi cities CHIMO  Sep-27-04 06:57 PM   #0 
  - Winning the hearts and minds.  skooooo   Sep-27-04 07:05 PM   #1 
  - The Likudnization of the American military.  slojim240   Sep-28-04 09:58 AM   #32 
  - I just hope they are hitting the terrorists only  LastDemStanding   Sep-27-04 07:05 PM   #2 
  - if they're iraqis, they aint terrs  pretzel4gore   Sep-27-04 07:19 PM   #3 
  - There are no terrorists in Iraq?  LastDemStanding   Sep-27-04 07:29 PM   #4 
  - semantics (nt)  w4rma   Sep-27-04 07:33 PM   #6 
  - I doubt the families of the Iraqi police and National Guard sign ups  LastDemStanding   Sep-27-04 07:38 PM   #8 
     - The responsibility belongs to Bush,  Matilda   Sep-27-04 09:37 PM   #17 
     - What the hell are you talking about?  jdjkkse   Sep-28-04 12:33 AM   #23 
     - Don't confuse terrorists with Iraqi fighters  sandnsea   Sep-28-04 01:00 AM   #24 
     - Bud, like it or not you are witnessing a bloody insurrection  The_Casual_Observer   Sep-28-04 01:06 AM   #25 
  - "Our" leaders. Nice try.  Zhade   Sep-28-04 03:36 AM   #28 
  - Two Terrorists from Falluja....  leftchick   Sep-28-04 04:53 AM   #29 
  - Are all invaders terrorists?  LastDemStanding   Sep-27-04 07:33 PM   #5 
  - The Soviets did most of that  Charlie Brown   Sep-27-04 07:38 PM   #7 
  - Not Usenet but boy that was quick. Godwin's law is alive and well.  indie_voter   Sep-27-04 07:40 PM   #9 
  - No see.............. if use economic and political strongholds  GHOSTDANCER   Sep-27-04 09:46 PM   #18 
  - All invaders who attack a country which has done nothing to them  mbperrin   Sep-27-04 10:39 PM   #20 
  - Does Pearl Harbor ring a bell?  SOS   Sep-28-04 11:30 AM   #37 
  - car bombs killing civilians  G_j   Sep-27-04 07:43 PM   #10 
     - obviously, just don't forget the chain of consequences  pretzel4gore   Sep-27-04 08:19 PM   #14 
        - I completely agree  G_j   Sep-27-04 08:52 PM   #15 
        - Don't forget U.S. battleships off the coast of Beirut in '82  coalition_unwilling   Sep-28-04 10:36 AM   #35 
  - you must be kidding...  mike_c   Sep-27-04 07:58 PM   #13 
  - "Hit the terrorists only." -sigh-  are_we_united_yet   Sep-27-04 09:04 PM   #16 
  - Pictures of some of those terrorists  BrendaStarr   Sep-27-04 10:34 PM   #19 
  - It's a fact...  Tommy_Douglas   Sep-28-04 11:43 AM   #38 
  - The smart bombs aren't as smart as they think, but they sure make boeing $  John_H   Sep-27-04 11:55 PM   #21 
     - "circular error probability," links about smart bombs  gottaB   Sep-28-04 01:53 AM   #26 
     - I agree but the toothless repukes  saigon68   Sep-28-04 05:02 AM   #30 
        - Did you speak out?  coalition_unwilling   Sep-28-04 10:39 AM   #36 
           - I asked several if they ever were in the service.  saigon68   Sep-28-04 12:12 PM   #39 
              - Totally understand. (I've never been in service either.)  coalition_unwilling   Sep-28-04 04:20 PM   #40 
  - *sigh*  mzmolly   Sep-27-04 07:44 PM   #11 
  - Those freedom haters will love democracy if it kills them.  dogman   Sep-27-04 07:55 PM   #12 
  - Karma will hit us  NVwriter   Sep-28-04 12:29 AM   #22 
     - My fear...  aaronbees   Sep-28-04 02:16 AM   #27 
  - AP:U.S. Jets Pound Militant Positions in Iraq  leftchick   Sep-28-04 05:05 AM   #31 
  - MURDERERS IN THE WHITE HOUSE!  Gregorian   Sep-28-04 10:07 AM   #33 
  - The only way outta there is to leave  Bo   Sep-28-04 10:31 AM   #34 

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