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Organizations and Equipment / Re: Begun, The Drone Wars Have
« Last post by Windigo on Today at 10:20:06 AM »
A Stinger missile comes in at $38,000. A 'small drone' is a mere fraction of that. Overkill much?

hellfire missiles vs. small groups of terrorists -- overkill yes, but it does take pieces off the table
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Organizations and Equipment / Re: Planes!
« Last post by Windigo on Today at 10:17:09 AM »
How many unsuccessful landings were there before that?  :o
I consider my belly flop on the flight deck with my batman cape as 'successful'  :hide:
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Organizations and Equipment / Re: Planes!
« Last post by Barthheart on Today at 09:49:30 AM »
How many unsuccessful landings were there before that?  :o
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http://www.cnn.com/style/article/bayeux-tapestry-intl/index.html

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The Bayeux Tapestry may leave France for the first time in 950 years, as the country considers loaning it for display in Britain.
French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to announce the historic loan at a meeting with UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday.

The artwork depicts the Battle of Hastings and the events leading up to William the Conqueror's Norman conquest of England in 1066. Embroidered onto a series of 20-inch-tall linen panels, it concludes with the death of King Harold and the retreat of his army.

"I think it is very significant that the Bayeux Tapestry is going to be coming to the United Kingdom and people are going to be able to see this," British Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday when asked about the loan during today's Prime Minister's Questions.

However, during a press conference, Antoine Verney, director of the Bayeux Museum, insisted "nothing is set in stone," and that the feasibility of the loan would be explored in the coming years.

Bayeux mayor Patrick Gomont said that the huge tapestry, which measures approximately 225 feet (69 meters) long, would most likely be loaned in 2023, a year before the reopening of the Bayeux Museum.

Before then, the tapestry will undergo a series of tests, Bayeux Museum spokeswoman Fanny Garbe told CNN.

"We have to see first if it needs some restoration because we don't know -- as it is fragile -- if it can transported," she said.
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Organizations and Equipment / Re: Begun, The Drone Wars Have
« Last post by GDS_Starfury on Yesterday at 10:22:59 PM »
the Stingers were bought and paid for 25 years ago.  might as well use em or lose em.
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Organizations and Equipment / Re: Begun, The Drone Wars Have
« Last post by mirth on Yesterday at 05:20:48 PM »
The Stingers are a stop-gap while we catch up.
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Organizations and Equipment / Re: Begun, The Drone Wars Have
« Last post by BanzaiCat on Yesterday at 05:15:12 PM »
A Stinger missile comes in at $38,000. A 'small drone' is a mere fraction of that. Overkill much?
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