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Syria Strike Puts Lockheed Martin's Stealthy New Missile to Test
Yahoo News linking to Bloomberg ^ | April 14, 2018 | Anthony Capaccio

Posted on 04/14/2018 5:39:31 PM PDT by Navy Patriot

Direct Link to Bloomberg Article: New Lockheed Missile First Use

(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Syria
KEYWORDS: dod; jassm; lockheedmartin; mic; missile; syria
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Nineteen Joint Air to Surface Standoff Missiles, or JASSMs, were launched along with 57 Tomahawks by B1 Bombers outside Syrian airspace.

PDJT promised NEW, Smarter missiles.

1 posted on 04/14/2018 5:39:31 PM PDT by Navy Patriot
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To: Navy Patriot

Have cruise missiles changed all that much from V-1 days, apart from improved guidance systems, and the fact that they can now be launched from aircraft?


2 posted on 04/14/2018 5:46:14 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Zhang Fei

Some of ‘em go pretty fast, but maybe that’s not consistent with “cruise.”


3 posted on 04/14/2018 5:50:57 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (America NEEDS Mob Rule, another European and Mid East World War and a universal Draft)
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To: Zhang Fei

Enormously improved guidance systems, no small thing. And the later blocks allow re-targeting during the mission, which may not be needed often but sure is a handy feature if new intel comes in while the missiles are enroute.


4 posted on 04/14/2018 5:53:49 PM PDT by Enchante (FusionGPS "dirty dossier" scandal links Hillary, FBI, CIA, Dept of Justice... "Deep State" is real)
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To: Zhang Fei

No more than modern cars have changed since the Model T.


5 posted on 04/14/2018 5:55:07 PM PDT by antidisestablishment ( Xenophobia is the only sane response to multiculturalism’s irrational cultural exuberance)
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To: Zhang Fei

About as much as cars...


6 posted on 04/14/2018 5:55:10 PM PDT by null and void ("We don't let them have ideas. Why would we let them have guns?" ~ Joseph Stalin)
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To: antidisestablishment

3 seconds. Three steekin’ seconds...


7 posted on 04/14/2018 5:56:47 PM PDT by null and void ("We don't let them have ideas. Why would we let them have guns?" ~ Joseph Stalin)
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To: null and void

The Quick and the Dead ...


8 posted on 04/14/2018 5:59:02 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (America NEEDS Mob Rule, another European and Mid East World War and a universal Draft)
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So we’re blowing up sovereign nations to show off our new hardware?

If Assad goes down Syria will go the way of Libya post Kadaffy, with a rabid Erdogen itching to take new ground.


9 posted on 04/14/2018 5:59:32 PM PDT by lurk
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Sooo...

Now all of our REAL enemies will know the actual capabilities of them.

Great.


10 posted on 04/14/2018 5:59:43 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: null and void

That’s an eternity in drag racing. Lol


11 posted on 04/14/2018 6:05:13 PM PDT by antidisestablishment ( Xenophobia is the only sane response to multiculturalism’s irrational cultural exuberance)
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So we’re blowing up sovereign nations to show off our new hardware?

I would have preferred to use all Tomahawks, they do the job just fine, for less, and now Russia knows how they fly.

12 posted on 04/14/2018 6:06:25 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (America NEEDS Mob Rule, another European and Mid East World War and a universal Draft)
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If Assad goes down Syria will go the way of Libya post Kadaffy, with a rabid Erdogen itching to take new ground.

Erdrogan has already stuck his nose in and it didn't go well.

13 posted on 04/14/2018 6:06:36 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Navy Patriot

I find it shocking that so many missiles had to be used to take out a single Research and Development Center.


14 posted on 04/14/2018 6:08:25 PM PDT by McGruff (So when do we bring our troops home?)
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To: Navy Patriot; wattojawa

“Hey, little Rocket Man-—observe and learn!”


15 posted on 04/14/2018 6:09:57 PM PDT by lightman (ANTIFA is full of Bolshevik.)
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and the fact that they can now be launched from aircraft?

The range is a lot longer than the aircraft launched antiship cruise missile deployed by the Nazis. Henschel Hs 293.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henschel_Hs_293

16 posted on 04/14/2018 6:12:39 PM PDT by PAR35
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The university campus was fairly large.


17 posted on 04/14/2018 6:13:49 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Navy Patriot

New but still subsonic.


18 posted on 04/14/2018 6:14:49 PM PDT by DarthVader ("The biggeest misconception on Free Republic is that the Deep State is invulnerable")
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To: Navy Patriot

If all those stealthy new missiles hit their targets at chemical weapons plants....where are all the dead bystanders? Wouldn’t these explosions create huge clouds of toxic gases?


19 posted on 04/14/2018 6:14:59 PM PDT by Scooter100
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57 Raytheon Co. Tomahawks

Has Raytheon’s stock price been lagging lately?

20 posted on 04/14/2018 6:17:51 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.L)
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