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New US Missiles Used In Syria Attack

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:05 am
by TheChrome
This is the first confirmation I have seen that new missiles were used in the recent Syria attack:
According to the Pentagon, the allied weaponry included 19 new “Extended-Range” stealthy Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Attack Munitions launched by two B-1B bombers based out of Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar... The bomber-launched missiles, built by Lockheed Martin Corp., had never been used in combat.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... cked-syria

Re: New US Missiles Used In Syria Attack

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:16 pm
by rudemarine
TheChrome wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:05 am
This is the first confirmation I have seen that new missiles were used in the recent Syria attack:
According to the Pentagon, the allied weaponry included 19 new “Extended-Range” stealthy Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Attack Munitions launched by two B-1B bombers based out of Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar... The bomber-launched missiles, built by Lockheed Martin Corp., had never been used in combat.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... cked-syria
What a waste of Tax payers money. They had these same missiles a long time ago and ditched them under the Start Treaty. All they are is a stealth version of a Tomahawk and wasted hundreds of millions on development which they had already done and deployed in a nuclear form.

I am pissed that they made them so slow again with all that money spent, they could at least not be so slow, that every fighter could catch them and shoot them down.

At least the Navy was smart enough not to waste money on the same thing. They opted to keep the SLAM-er.