Real Life equivalent of scattering MP?

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Real Life equivalent of scattering MP?

Post by Tangerine » Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:59 am

The US Navy has recently tested a new anti-ship missile countermeasure system using an obscurant generator prototype. The systems and tactics were tested under a variety of at-sea conditions using assets from the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force to evaluate how radar-absorbing, carbon-fiber clouds can prevent a missile from detecting and striking its target as part of a layered defense.

The Naval Warfare Development Command tested the maritime obscurant generator prototypes June 21-25 to assess their tactical effectiveness for anti-ship missile defense. The shipboard device generates carbon-fiber particles suspended in a cloud of smoke. These particles absorb and diffuse radar waves emanating from the seekers of incoming missiles, thus potentially obscuring the target from the missile’s seeker.
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Sounds like we don't need Minovsky Particles to achieve radar bending and missile blinding technology of UC era. it doesn't fried electronics tho. 8)

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Re: Real Life equivalent of scattering MP?

Post by Sabersonic » Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:49 am

Certainly gives the phrase "At Combat Density" a whole new meaning.

Then again, there'll probably be a counter-countermeasure in the form of a missile that "smells" its way to the target via the smoke, given enough time.
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