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Air Force Secretary Outlines Changes for Nuclear Force
« on: June 23, 2014, 09:19:29 AM »
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Re: Air Force Secretary Outlines Changes for Nuclear Force
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2014, 01:14:12 AM »
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Re: Air Force Secretary Outlines Changes for Nuclear Force
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Re: Air Force Secretary Outlines Changes for Nuclear Force
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2014, 06:50:30 PM »

That's not really a meaningful comparison since the two devices - iPhone and ICBM - are built for two utterly different purposes and must operate in two utterly different contexts.  While extremely annoying, having your iPhone crash in mid-conversation, or having the browser freeze, is not the end of the world; having the software in an ICBM stop working mid-flight could be catastrophic.


AC Delco used to make missile guidance for Titan II missiles. You can get the same power from a I Phone using GPS or the Russian version GLONASS. I personally own a Titan II missile gyroscope that was given to me. The Russians are spending millions of rubles to upgrade their missiles while our land missiles date back to the Nixon Administration and they are talking to streching the force until 2025.

http://books.google.com/books?id=QymEXZIWEe8C&pg=PA171&lpg=PA171&dq=AC+Delco+and+Missile+Gyroscopes&source=bl&ots=qcO6IJCxZ4&sig=riq-QudV_NtiaXLk56MPJnibCpQ&hl=en&sa=X&ei=MACqU-SuL8idqAbhsoKQCA&ved=0CCMQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=AC%20Delco%20and%20Missile%20Gyroscopes&f=false

http://blog.nasm.si.edu/aviation/ballistic-missile-guidance-on-your-cell-phone/
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