Originally Posted by AndroidVageta
Well, considering we're fighting forces that (conveniently) don't have the means to protect themselves like China or Russia then a 100nmi distances is more than enough.
Other than that it's pretty useless...but I'm a hippy freak so most of this stuff I see as being pretty useless.
Well yea, that's my point. Why invest in some crazy tech to beat an opponent the current systems can already handle? It's pretty much the exact opposite if what Germany did in the early 90s. In reaction to the Soviet tanks of the time, they started designing a 140mm version of the Leopard 2 (up from 120). However, with the collapse of the USSR (and with testing showing that the 120/L55 was already enough), the plans were scrapped because there simply wasn't a need for the system. That decision made sense: the system wasn't actually needed
, so it wasn't invested in. Here, the US has a system that is completely pointless, but they've decided to invest money into it anyway....