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Old 11-20-2012, 09:22   #1
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Israel Missle Defense has 90% hit ratio!

Check out this article in the WSJ about the success Israel is having with its missile defense program!

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...n_AboveLEFTTop

And Obummer wants to dial this back for us...
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:25   #2
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Um...need a subscription to read the article. I guess I'll just take your word for it, BB.
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Old 11-20-2012, 13:55   #3
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Um - no Obummer wants to fund this system to the tune of $200M. Read your Wikipedia page...
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Old 11-20-2012, 14:15   #4
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Um - no Obummer wants to fund this system to the tune of $200M. Read your Wikipedia page...
This.

I say PULL THE PLUG.
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Old 11-20-2012, 14:29   #5
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And Obummer wants to dial this back for us...
really??
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Old 11-20-2012, 14:30   #6
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Which only proves that if you design a system for conditions under which it is used, it will work.


Good for them. They made the required changes and it works. Nothing is 100%, but 90% is damn good.
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Old 11-20-2012, 14:43   #7
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I would note that the 90% is being reported by the Israelis. Not saying they are lying, but they do have a reason to make it look good. In Desert Storm we claimed similar success rates for Patriots against SCUDs, but later it turned out to be rather overstated.
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Old 11-20-2012, 17:45   #8
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Overstated by about 85%
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Old 11-20-2012, 18:46   #9
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I can't read the article but I had read elsewhere that their success rate was 90% in testing but considerably lower in real world use.
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