Re: Guy who lasered airplanes.. appropriate punishment?
Originally Posted by Redsland
Or, perhaps since IR-guided SAMs lose most of their lethality when fired from the front, terrorists are doing some proof-of-concept on laser-designating their targets, hoping to improve their missiles' effectiveness. Russian ATGMs, for example, come in man-portable varieties and can be effective against slow-moving air targets (like planes on approach). When fired from the ground, they are usually IR-guided, but can have a laser-guided capability when fired from an airborne platform. It may be possible to port this laser capability to the MANPAD variety. It may have happened already.
That kind of talk gets me all excited. :mhcky21: (Yeah, I'm a geek)
Will trade this space for a #1 starter.