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theantiquetiger
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OT Military People - Do we still have Patriot Missiles?
30 years ago, they were the best thing since sliced bread. I remember sitting in Saudi Arabia, looking out my window, seeing a battery of these things a few hundred yards away.
I know they were kind of a semi-failure in 1991, but have they been upgraded and still used?


brett408
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re: OT Military People - Do we still have Patriot Missiles?
Yes. They are updated, deployed, and effective


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gobuxgo5
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bigboinolikeu
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re: OT Military People - Do we still have Patriot Missiles?
Yes, but they have been refurbished. More effectve, essentially...2.0


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theantiquetiger
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re: OT Military People - Do we still have Patriot Missiles?
I don’t know why the downvotes, they were not as effective as thought during the Gulf War. I think they hit about 30% of the incoming Scuds. I think the one that hit near me in Kubar Towers, wasn’t even fired upon by a Patriot. It killed 30+ Pennsylvania National Guardsmen.
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gobuxgo5
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re: OT Military People - Do we still have Patriot Missiles?
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I don’t know why the downvotes, they were not as effective as thought during the Gulf War. I think they hit about 30% of the incoming Scuds. I think the one that hit near me in Kubar Towers, wasn’t even fired upon by a Scud. It killed 30+ Pennsylvania National Guardsmen.



I didn't downvote you, but you posted this on the O-T not the Political Board. This is probably the reasoning versus your content. Why you'd venture here, in general, I have no idea.


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Scruffy
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re: OT Military People - Do we still have Patriot Missiles?
We call them the Freedom Fry Missiles now.


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theantiquetiger
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re: OT Military People - Do we still have Patriot Missiles?
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I didn't downvote you, but you posted this on the O-T not the Political Board. This is probably the reasoning versus your content. Why you'd venture here, in general, I have no idea.


They all crazy over there. I think more vets post here than there


TigerFanInSouthland
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re: OT Military People - Do we still have Patriot Missiles?
Yup, we’ve also got whistlin' bungholes, spleen splitters, whisker biscuits, honkey lighters, hoosker doos, hoosker don'ts, cherry bombs, nipsy daisers, with or without the scooter stick, and a whistlin' kitty chaser.


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re: OT Military People - Do we still have Patriot Missiles?
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They all crazy over there. I think more vets post here than there

It's probably about the same but there are a lot of us vets that post on the Poliboard these days.


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cubsfan5150
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re: OT Military People - Do we still have Patriot Missiles?
They're in Korea for sure


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Martini
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re: OT Military People - Do we still have Patriot Missiles?
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Yup, we’ve also got whistlin' bungholes, spleen splitters, whisker biscuits, honkey lighters, hoosker doos, hoosker don'ts, cherry bombs, nipsy daisers, with or without the scooter stick, and a whistlin' kitty chaser.



I chuckled way too hard at this.


TigerFanInSouthland
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re: OT Military People - Do we still have Patriot Missiles?
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I chuckled way too hard at this.




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XGLDNBAND
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re: OT Military People - Do we still have Patriot Missiles?
Phased-Array Tracking Radar/Intercept Over Target=PATRIOT. Israel uses similar tech called “IRON DOME” Works fine for them!
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Rock Floyd
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re: OT Military People - Do we still have Patriot Missiles?
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I didn't downvote you, but you posted this on the O-T not the Political Board. This is probably the reasoning versus your content. Why you'd venture here, in general, I have no idea.

What is political about asking if a certain military defense is still used.

Did it hurt some Millennial pussies?



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Mid Iowa Tiger
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re: OT Military People - Do we still have Patriot Missiles?
What was political about his question? It seems more OT than political.


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NASA_ISS_Tiger
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re: OT Military People - Do we still have Patriot Missiles?
Latest ones are Patriot PAC-3 variants.

We also have THAAD (Theater High Altitude Air Defense) Missiles made by Lockheed, but I don't know if they are fielded yet.


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choupiquesushi
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re: OT Military People - Do we still have Patriot Missiles?
we still have Tridents and Minutemen missiles that we've never used.....


Iran still reportedly has 25-30 AIM 54 pheonix missiles which could cause issues for B52s


TigerstuckinMS
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Iran still reportedly has 25-30 AIM 54 pheonix missiles which could cause issues for B52s

Damn, they still have flying F-14s to launch them from?


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