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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:02 PM
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Libya war a showcase for new weapons
You can't say that civilization don't advance, however, for in every war they kill you in a new way.
(Will Rogers)

You gotta look on the bright side here. These little wars make for great showcases. :eyes:

In Libya, West showcases new weapons for sale
By Tim Hepher and Karen Jacobs
Reuters

"This is turning into the best shop window for competing aircraft for years. More even than in Iraq in 2003," says Francis Tusa, editor of U.K.-based Defense Analysis. "You are seeing for the first time on an operation the Typhoon and the Rafale up against each other, and both countries want to place an emphasis on exports. France is particularly desperate to sell the Rafale."

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A 'hot war' gives arms buyers a chance to cut through marketing jargon and check claims are justified. "Everyone is looking at Libya. It is definitely a showcase," one western Defense company official told Reuters on condition of anonymity. A Dassault executive, who did not want to be named, said the Rafale had been "combat-proven" since being deployed in Afghanistan in 2007.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42420553/ns/world_news-mide...
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:04 PM
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1. cool!!!
NOT!
:thumbsdown:
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jakeXT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:05 PM
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2. So far not good for the US, F-15 down in Libya
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:55 PM
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6. sell off that forty year old war-tech
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:08 PM
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3. But, but , there's no air opposition or SAMs. What's the benchmark? Taking out Nissan pickups?
Utterly ridiculous article.
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:04 PM
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8. Yes, a similar article was posted a little while back (by me, in the rev thread).
We thought it was hilarious that they're actually selling their air fighter equipment on this. Libya was grounded on day 1.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:26 PM
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4. Wasn't Fallujah sufficient? More war crime weapons?... K&R n/t
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OneTenthofOnePercent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:27 PM
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5. I wonder how much D.U. we've dumped on them so far?
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:02 PM
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7. Killling people efficiently sells.
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