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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2017 3:34 p.m. PST

… (and It's All North Korea's Fault)


"One of the less known ripple effects of North Korea's latest round of saber rattling is it provides the US military with reasons to speed up development of a next-generation artillery shell that travels extreme distances at four-times the speed of sound.

Yes, they can target missiles. The two-foot long shells, known as hypervelocity projectiles or HVPs, have been under operational tests since 2016 and as they travel in excess of 5,000 mph, hit targets with the impact of a freight train.

Because the next-generation shells are precision-guided and travel at such extreme speed, they can hit targets as far as 100 miles away in 72 seconds, markedly reducing options to evade.

What's more, they can be fired off at 20 rounds per minute at targets, including moving ones, from modified artillery already in operation…"
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