So if I understand correct the implications of this are that once developed the US would have the ability to wipe out large military formations any where in the world while still based from US soil?
How many BLU-108B/Bs and skeets will the Minotaur launch vehicle be able to carry? The B-1 can carry 30 sensor fused bombs, with each bomb carrying 40 skeets, enough to destroy 1200 tanks!
Is the strategy behind this to reduce the dependency on locally based (either local US Airbase or Aircraft Carrier) US air assets? Thus in some types of conflict reducing the US footprint in a conflict area to Special Forces or satellite/UAV surveillance who can call in the skeets?
What scenarios do you think the US could use the weapon? North Korea?
Could the skeets target landing craft and small boats in say the Taiwan straits or the Strait of Hormuz?
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