Monday, August 13, 2018

Norwegian FFI - Joint Strike Missile (JSM) Live Firing Test

I find it telling that the surrogate target is a Mobile Radar truck.  Not too long ago these type tests would be going after mobile missiles.  Now?  Now they're scared shitless over the ability of enemy anti-air to disrupt allied airpower.

I would love to see a true assessment of threat systems and how we stack up against them.  We're starting to see military officials state that the gap has closed and that our vaunted air superiority is threatened.

This is another reason why ground forces MUST be prepared to fight with our air arms contested if not stalemated.

The F-35 is the very definition of pyrrhic victory.  The supporters of the plane are gonna get a few, but they threw away our tech lead in the process.

A Pyrrhic victory (/ˈpɪrɪk/  PIRR-ik) is a victory that inflicts such a devastating toll on the victor that it is tantamount to defeat. Someone who wins a Pyrrhic victory has also taken a heavy toll that negates any true sense of achievement.

The reality?

The JSM is a bandaid that won't solve the problem.  Future US Soldiers and Marines will be bombed, rocketed and strafed by enemy aircraft.

That's almost a certainty.

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