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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 Center for Government Contracting in the School of Business at George Mason University, and a senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center on Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. Since September 2001, he has been studying global security challenges and the economic enterprises that provide the tools to address them.


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