Iran Test Fires New Missle, Hits Own Ship

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Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire and his writing website Yonderandhome.com

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  1. Avatar Oscar Gordon
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    When a large percentage of your ‘enemies’ are actually imaginary, it’s hard to do missile targeting correctly.Report

  2. Avatar greginak
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    No no. The missile was clever enough to sense that the tow ship was actually the more dangerous target then the practice target. So it overrode it’s programming to defeat the true danger. Massive success. It leaps generations of missile design.Report

    • Avatar Michael Cain in reply to greginak
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      I would not be surprised if there was at least a bit of this involved. Particularly if the missile was acting in some autonomous mode. Working on the computer vision part of my cat-chasing system has opened my eyes to a whole additional world of ways that software can go bad :^)Report

  3. Avatar Jaybird
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    Yeah, I understand that they did an awful job programming their nuclear centrifuges too.Report

  4. Avatar Kolohe
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    Back in January Iran spent several days obviously lying and trying to cover up their shooting down of a Ukrainian Airliner.

    I 1) completely forgot about this and 2) still thought you were wrong about this happening earlier this year until looking it up myself.Report

  5. Avatar CJColucci
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    And we’re so worried about Iran because…..?Report

    • Avatar Michael Cain in reply to CJColucci
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      The missile hit and burned a ship pretty much to the waterline. The Iranians are generally credited with building cruise missiles that navigated a roundabout route to Abqaiq, SA and then hit targets with high consistency. I’m sure they’ll manage to hit the right ship (eventually).

      For that matter, I am confident that the right group of readers from this blog could — given time, a budget, and some pre-assembled cruise missiles — put together a hardware and software package that would hit the right ship.Report

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