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Congratulations! You've just created the 88mm flack canon.

In all seriousness, is BAE really concerned with pirates?
Eh, BAE likes to make profit and this seems like a profitable area given the amount of money ransoms cost...
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If I saw somebody coming towards me in a boat with a massive rocket launcher strapped on their back, I'd be pretty concerned as well
I would get my M4 just in case... :-p
   
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Eh, BAE likes to make profit and this seems like a profitable area given the amount of money ransoms cost...
I suppose. But it seems a bit low compared to the rest of the stuff they make.

Still cool though.
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Combine an LRAD with a LED incapacitator...send them to the 1970's and make them crap their pants at the same time!
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Insurance.

No, seriously, same reason why they can't carry firearms, port laws and insurance doesn't like it.

The best pirate deterrent rather then this non-lethal junk would be allowing ships to carry light 20/40mm cannon, but since that isn't allowed, I suppose this will have to do.
A better deterrent would be not allowing to mega-corporations to destroy their fisheries, leaving piracy as the only available industry.
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A better deterrent would be not allowing to mega-corporations to destroy their fisheries, leaving piracy as the only available industry.
.. do you have any idea where Somalia is or why they resort to piracy? They have no Government, no real infrastructure in which to trade or make money. Piracy exists because it is on the edge of the delta to enter east Africa. Companies don't trade with Somalia let alone operate there...
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.. do you have any idea where Somalia is or why they resort to piracy? They have no Government, no real infrastructure in which to trade or make money. Piracy exists because it is on the edge of the delta to enter east Africa. Companies don't trade with Somalia let alone operate there...
They used to fish. Did you know that? Before their fishing industry was destroyed by international fishing corps.
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Companies don't trade with Somalia let alone operate there...
and don't like them. They're Somalia-haters. Jerks.
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