Re: anti-zepplin systems

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Mon Jul 24 2000 - 21:52:33 MDT

John Clark wrote:

> For the life of me I don't see how a system optimized to shoot down ICBM's
> could have anything to do with shooting down slow low flying cruise missiles.

Why not? The mission is in many ways similar. The flight hardware itself
in PAC3 really isnt all that complicated. The ground radar and the ground
based computers do the calculations, then preplan and transmit to the
PAC3 the approximate trajectory, which is flown until endgame guidance
takes over. Works for cruise missiles, planes, zepplins... And *maybe*
even ICBMs. Wont work against UPS tho... {8^D spike

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