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17 November 2009


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Hi James, I just read that the 70mm Hydra unguided rocket, found under AH-64 Apache, etc. has now been provided with a guidance kit. So, even though Hellfire is much more powerful, instead of 16 Hellfires, Apache can probably carry 4 pods of 10 or 12 missiles each, with a variety of warheads.Why waste a Hellfire on two creeps planting an IED, when a 70mm flechette round or two could do the trick, while leaving some tangible evidence to collect. Thanks, Joe

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  • James Hasik is a senior fellow at the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council, and an associate professor of the practice of industrial studies at the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, a college of the National Defense University in Washington DC. Since September 2001, he has been studying global security challenges and the economic enterprises that provide the tools to address them. His opinions are not necessarily those of the NDU, the Defense Department, or the US federal government at all.


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