Jesse Jackson: It Wasn't Me | Main | Automaker Bailout Back On? UPDATE: Apparently Not UPDATE X2 GOP Wanted Wage Parity In 09, UAW When Current Contract Expires In 2011. Clouture Fails, Bailout Dead Until At Least January.
December 11, 2008

CROWS: R2D2 With a Bad Attitude


The remote control turret changed the battlefield more than you might think. It all began three years ago, when the U.S. Army realized that new remote control gun turret designs actually worked, and suddenly they could not get enough of them...

The main issue was that the enemy was no longer able to knock out the turret gunner, early in a firefight, and take away a lot of the vehicles firepower. Because of that, once the enemy opens fire, they are in trouble. The remote turret tends to begin delivering accurate fire right away, and is much more immune to enemy fire than a human gunner. If the vehicle is a Stryker, the enemy will soon find themselves dealing with half a dozen or so heavily armed infantry, who get out of the vehicle and come at the ambushers. Iraqis don't like that. They also don't like how some of the CROWS turret equipped vehicles will come after them. All those accurately aimed bullets coming their way, and no enemy soldiers in sight, is demoralizing.

I have 30+ years of television viewing telling me that Robots Are Scary.

Speaking of which...

Glad Christian Bale finally came up with a non-absurd Batman-voice, just in time to play John Connor.

Thanks to Arthur.

digg this
posted by Ace at 08:35 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
Wasting Your Time, One Comment at a Time: "The DOJ will get on this..after the election. ..."

Attila the unready: "Congrats, AtC! Another cigar explodes in the face ..."

garrett: ">>Pish. Carrot Boy doesn't even know that he doesn ..."

Jordan61: "59 Let me guess: nothing bad will happen to anyone ..."

Jean: "Business Investment Tax Credits, aka Jobs Created ..."

It's me donna: "60 I notice that Forbes is repeating the lie in it ..."

Bete: "Time for someone to "leak" the Times financial rec ..."

vivi: "cleanup in aisle 343. ..."

Ordinary American: "What right do they have? The inherent right of mor ..."

sniffybigtoe: "I guess it's only fair since they gave Obama the s ..."

Just Lily: "Ace can do what he does at AoSHQ because of commen ..."

kallisto: "[i]Posted by: Dave in Fla at September 28, 2020 01 ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64