Of Fat Boy and Boston brakes

The Boeing YAL-1 may have been designated as such in 2004 but its tech was dated from the early 1980s.  That has relevance for 911 [see last evening’s post].

The YAL-1 also has relevance in shooting down Fat Boy’s missiles:

Once again four North Korean missiles have “failed” in a row as the U.S. and South Korea conduct joint exercises this week. The first volley of missiles to “fail” included 3 intermediate range missiles with one blowing up just miles above the launch pad. The others blowing up consecutively minutes apart in the boost phase of the launch window. This once again fits the profile of an airborne laser system attack.

I’d say that also has relevance to the Boston brakes of Diana’s car.


[H/T haiku]

4 comments for “Of Fat Boy and Boston brakes

  1. September 24, 2017 at 18:19

    It seems the U.S. wants to keep this capability under wraps for now. Certain batches of missiles are being taken down in the boost phase to calibrate these air borne laser weapons. Most are intermediate range that have been targeted in the boost phase of flight. Even the long range missiles are coming down in pieces as they re-enter the atmosphere. Indicating a space based counter measure as well. None of North Korea’s long range ICBMs have come down intact. The U.S. has had this capability for several years.

    • Twisted Root
      September 25, 2017 at 09:27

      Is China having NK play the part of belligerent upstart to test American take down capability?

  2. Ubermouth
    September 24, 2017 at 23:54

    Cheaper to send him 2 tickets to the Ford Theatre.He could take Donald and they could argue over who has the best seat at intermission.
    We’ll leave it up to history to inform us who had the best seat.

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