‘Sci-Fi Awesome’—A U.S. Army Howitzer Just Shot Down A Cruise Missile
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September 7, 2020 - by David Axe for www.forbes.com
"Tanks shooting down cruise missiles is awesome—video-game, sci-fi awesome," said Will Roper, the U.S. Air Force's top scientist.
It's a big deal. Imagine, in some future war, Army howitzers ringing a strategic air base in the western Pacific, swatting down incoming missiles so the base's planes can take off and land unmolested.
The shoot-down took place at the White Sands missile range in New Mexico on Wednesday.
An M-109A6 Paladin tracked howitzer fired a 155-millimeter-diameter hypervelocity shell at an incoming BQM-167 target drone, blasting it to pieces...
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