Re: MIL: Warfare Basics

James Rogers (
Thu, 25 Mar 1999 07:37:37 -0800

At 04:28 AM 3/25/99 -0800, wrote:
> wrote:
>>The Patriot comes to well as the Ageis systems
>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.

The Patriot is not supposed to hit anything. It is an area effect weapon with a proximity fuse. This may be a compensation for the inability of its guidance system to physically intercept the incoming missile, but physical missile intercept is beyond its design specs anyway.

-James Rogers