RE: MIL: Warfare Basics

Billy Brown (
Thu, 25 Mar 1999 07:27:47 -0600 wrote:
> Patriot worked really well for propaganda on CNN; it was only years later
> that they admitted that it didn't hit a single Scud in the Gulf War. Aegis
> I might be wrong about, I don't know how well that's working.

Aegis works pretty well against the targets it is designed for - slow anti-ship missiles at relatively close ranges. I've heard it can also hit aircraft and the larger air-to-air missiles, but I'm not sure how reliable that data is.

I understand the Air Force has had successful tests of their new airborne anti-missile laser. This looks to me like the way to go for near-term anti-missile systems - it is much easier to hit a missile with a laser than another missile.

Billy Brown, MCSE+I