No matter what this is for, its a 12 out of 10 on the cool factor. Depending of course, who is at the button end and who is standing at the delivery point.
Thanks Richard for these links. I will post the headlines with a link and a paragraph or so from each. You can click through the headlines for each whole thing.
The Pentagon on Thursday held a successful test flight of a flying bomb that travels faster than the speed of sound and will give military planners the ability to strike targets anywhere in the world in less than a hour.
Launched by rocket from Hawaii at 1130 GMT, the “Advanced Hypersonic Weapon,” or AHW, glided through the upper atmosphere over the Pacific “at hypersonic speed” before hitting its target on the Kwajalein atoll in the Marshall Islands, a Pentagon statement said.
Kwajalein is about 2,500 miles (4,000 kilometers) southwest of Hawaii. The Pentagon did not say what top speeds were reached by the vehicle, which unlike a ballistic missile is maneuverable.
Israel intends to electronic warfare on Iranian civilian infrastructures in the event of a strike against the Islamic Republic’s nuclear facilities, The Daily Beast reported on Thursday, amid ongoing fallout from a damning report by the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog.
Last week, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released a report stating that Iran was working to gain nuclear weapons’ capabilities, a claim that has been made by both Israel and the United States for several years.
Photo by: AP
(I have a question about this one. The family apparently isn’t taking this well as they have had two sons killed in Pakistan by US drones. But why wasn’t the question asked, ‘why were two sons born in England targets of US drone strikes in Pakistan, and what mosque does your family attend?)
3:54pm UK, Friday November 18, 2011
Two British terrorism suspects have died in a US drone strike in northwest Pakistan, their family and friends believe.
Ibrahim Adam and Mohammed Azmir were thought to have been killed by a CIA missile in Waziristan, a region which borders Afghanistan.
A close friend of Azmir’s family, who did not want to be named, was quoted as telling PA: “They have taken it very badly – this is the second son who has been killed in a drone strike.”
Father-of-three Azmir was born in Sheffield and lived in Ilford, Essex.