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post #29 of (permalink) Old 04-26-14, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Vaz View Post
Because for the cost of putting the USS Iowa to sea with its short range weaponry, or the cost of putting the Nimitz etc to sea with its entire complement of aircraft; and due to Flagship status the requirement of a flotilla of auxiliary defense vessels, you can send just one "railgun" mounted weapon system and control an area around the size of Sicily.
Excellent point, though my question is if this is true why they havn't rush to do this already to cut the defense budget?

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