War News Updates: Coping With Rocket Attacks On The Afghan-Pakistan Border

Traveling at Mach 1.1, a 107-millimeter rocket gives little time for those along its path to react. Even if a counterbattery radar picks up an incoming rocket in flight, the warning might sound only a moment before the arrival of the rocket itself, barely allowing time to flinch. By then the rocket has either passed by or it has struck, delivering its warhead’s explosive blast.

via War News Updates: Coping With Rocket Attacks On The Afghan-Pakistan Border.

I keep meaning to do a post on the 107mm rockets (and older US 4.5″ rockets) and the US’s C-RAM system, but just haven’t gotten around to it.

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  1. 107s are kind of punkish weapons. They don’t really bring much bang for the buck, so to speak. I had one land about 40 feet from my room while I was out for work back in ’07. I clearly heard the boom at my desk in the TOC, but I couldn’t find any signs of the impact on my way back that evening. I did see one that hit and barely cracked a concrete barrier once, though. Not much fragmentation, either. I can send you some pictures of the remains of a 107 for your post.

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