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(Independent)   New Navy destroyer has LASERS, stealth with optional rail gun, AC, GPS and XM radio   (independent.co.uk) divider line 22
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2014-04-14 01:47:38 AM  
4 votes:
...the warship sports advanced technology and a stealthy shape designed to minimise its visibility on enemy radar and reduce the size of its crew.

"Captain, there's a fishing vessel out here that's piloted by mice."
2014-04-14 12:43:51 AM  
3 votes:

That Guy What Stole the Bacon: 433: TuteTibiImperes: Here's a cool video of them testing it. It will undergo sea trials on the upcoming USNS Millinocket.

WOW!  That's... something else!  I don't have the mind that can think far ahead enough to know how it will be used, but that thing is impressive.

I'm guessing it will be used for killin' stuff.


Or extremely long range riveting.
2014-04-14 11:47:48 AM  
2 votes:
Rail guns fire a projectile at six or seven times the speed of sound - enough velocity to cause severe damage...

This is why the USN will always be in the forefront of technologies and capabilities. I mean who else but them has the foresight to repel potential Decepticon invasion one day in the future?

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2014-04-13 09:49:16 PM  
2 votes:
Even Cersei hates that little prick...
2014-04-13 09:08:54 PM  
2 votes:
Littorally?

/McCain hates the littorals
2014-04-13 08:45:27 PM  
2 votes:
Rail guns fire a projectile at six or seven times the speed of sound - enough velocity to cause severe damage...


i58.tinypic.com
2014-04-14 09:46:42 AM  
1 votes:

Deacon Blue: Glendale: Well, if you're going to have a navy, I would hope that is a core competency.

I think they teach it in basic


10 IF SHIP > WATER THEN GOTO 50
20 ABANDON SHIP
30 END
50 FIRE RAILGUN
2014-04-14 01:35:40 AM  
1 votes:

Wyldfire: ArmednHammered: Wyldfire: ArmednHammered: ambercricket: Do we get a refund of the $3 billion when it gets sunk by a $250 missle in the first 5 minutes of a war?

Name me the $250 missile that can sink a modern combat ship.
No hurry, i"ll wait....I spend more than that on Bourbon in a month!

You are officially my new favorite person on fark.

First time I've heard that, thank you!
/for the record, currently drunk on vodak ;-)

And I lol'd on the refresh, we bought each other TF!

I've switched to Tanquerry Rangpur, but I've been drinking Breckenridge Bourbon, Corsair Triple Smoke, and MacAllen 12 tonight. Good times.

I found a local Bourbon called Breaker that is awesome. The distiller knows his stuff as there is virtually no hangover from unwanted alcohols (methyl and proponal).
Enjoy the month of TF!
2014-04-14 01:17:57 AM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2014-04-14 01:12:09 AM  
1 votes:

ArmednHammered: no officer, it's not a firearm. there's no gunpowder involved, honest....


How are energy-based non-chemical powered weapons covered under existing law?

/Can I carry a blaster?
//Zumwalt is serious boom for the buck, even more if they do get the railgun
2014-04-14 01:05:05 AM  
1 votes:

Fuggin Bizzy: TuteTibiImperes: Here's a cool video of them testing it.

So...if this is a "powderless" weapon, where does all that billowing fire come from when the railgun is discharged? I realize there's a shiat-ton of energy being put into the projectile, but how does that turn into fire?


It's called plasma, from the energy discharged to accelerate the projectile.
It's dumped into coils along the length of the rail to magnetically accelerate the projectile. This causes arcing as the projectile travels along the rails, forming the plasma you see.
/no officer, it's not a firearm. there's no gunpowder involved, honest....
2014-04-14 12:57:17 AM  
1 votes:

ambercricket: Do we get a refund of the $3 billion when it gets sunk by a $250 missle in the first 5 minutes of a war?


Name me the $250 missile that can sink a modern combat ship.
No hurry, i"ll wait....I spend more than that on Bourbon in a month!
2014-04-14 12:56:52 AM  
1 votes:
And on top of that, it has Captain James Kirk.  Green-skinned babes the world over better beware!
2014-04-14 12:45:34 AM  
1 votes:
So why in the fark can't they come up with a better SUB SIMULATOR than Silent Hunter 4 and U-boats?

I want an EAM and a fight with Sean Connery with the N64 Goldeneye engine to figure out if my nukes gets launched.

/they do.
2014-04-14 12:44:12 AM  
1 votes:
Do we get a refund of the $3 billion when it gets sunk by a $250 missle in the first 5 minutes of a war?
2014-04-14 12:41:08 AM  
1 votes:

433: TuteTibiImperes: Here's a cool video of them testing it. It will undergo sea trials on the upcoming USNS Millinocket.

WOW!  That's... something else!  I don't have the mind that can think far ahead enough to know how it will be used, but that thing is impressive.


I'm guessing it will be used for killin' stuff.
2014-04-14 12:40:32 AM  
1 votes:
Fail without dogs that shoot bees from their mouths.
2014-04-14 12:40:17 AM  
1 votes:
So? I had lasers too. The cat loved them. The people who lived in the house 1/4 mile away hated them.
2014-04-14 12:40:12 AM  
1 votes:
I'm all for keeping up with military tech so we don't fall behind, but we're DECADES ahead of the closest competitor behind us and the top 15 spenders are stacked with about 13 allies.

Maybe we need to consider thinking about planning a committee to discuss the possibility of drafting an order to maybe ponder the possibility of looking into perhaps CUTTING UNNEEDED EXPENSES.  MAYBE.

Unless our new laser-armed Destroyer can shoot and kill the abstract concepts and concrete realities of widespread Poverty and Homelessness.  Then by all means, let's build a farking dozen of them.
2014-04-14 12:35:48 AM  
1 votes:
Well, at least its an eyesore.
2014-04-13 09:50:06 PM  
1 votes:

Lionel Mandrake: Even Cersei hates that little prick...


wrong thread, obviously....
2014-04-13 09:04:41 PM  
1 votes:

gopher321: Rail guns fire a projectile at six or seven times the speed of sound - enough velocity to cause severe damage...


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Well, it is a factual statement, if a bit understated.

The Zumwalt class looks like a cool ship, it's a shame they cut back the program and reduced the number ordered.  While I'm all for finding ways to reduce the defense budget, it should never be at the expense of cutting edge technology.  Retire older ships, but keep the new stuff rolling out and keep the money flowing into development of the most advanced systems possible.
 
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