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Force Protection Improvement

It's a little harder to mount a suicide naval attack using cheap boats now. The US Navy is using remote control machine guns. This technology on land vehicles improved force protection in Iraq too.

Posted by Sam Dinkin at December 29, 2007 02:33 PM
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Wouldn't it have been easier to use the on board phalanx and equip them with TV guidence?

Posted by K at December 29, 2007 09:38 PM

AFAIK that's been done too. However many ships only have one phalanx gun, and there's also the chance someone could coordinate simultaneous missile and surface boat attacks.

Posted by Phil Fraering at December 30, 2007 12:49 AM

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