Just heard on the radio that Iran claim this can travel at 5 tines the speed of light. Seems unlikely it can tbh *5 times the speed of light 0 Vote up! Not much point me betting against you tbf. 0 Vote up! Are you sure they don't mean 5 times the speed of sound? 0 Vote up! Is it as good as the Russian one that can be shot down by early 90's Patriot technology? 0 Vote up! (Something traveling at the speed of light can circumnavigate the Earth ~6 times in one second) 0 Vote up! 5 tines the speed of light Forking hell! 0 Vote up! Also if I remember my relativity correctly, it would take an infinite amount of energy to accelerate something with nonzero mass to the speed of light ... 0 Vote up! They definitely said 5x the speed of light. They claim it can evade all known missile defence systems. That was less surprising if the first bit was true. I think something has been lost in translation. 0 Vote up! Does that mean their missile can go back in time? 0 Vote up! ducks06 Jun 23 09:36 Reply| Report Not much point me betting against you tbf. heh, because it may be true now but by tomorrow today will be different 0 Vote up! They definitely said 5x the speed of light. Well if they did it is such an obvious error that only a nincompoop would repeat it. Did they also brag about their perpetual motion machine and everlasting gobstoppers? 1 Vote up! far out 0 Vote up! Heh @ everlasting gobstoppers 2 Vote up! yeah right 0 Vote up! I think Russia has shown quite well where relying on propaganda wonder weapons will get you does it at least have a cool name? kinda feel the middle east has been letting the side down since Saddam's "Lion of Babylon" tanks 0 Vote up! They called it "Fattah" 0 Vote up! Different news sources now saying it travels at 15 x speed of sound. 0 Vote up! 5 times speed of light. 15 times speed of sound. What's a factor of ~300,000 between friends? 0 Vote up! Even 15 times the speed of sound sounds a bit far fetched. 1 Vote up! Unless it can travel in an unpredictable way and not just a ballistic trajectory then it will be shot down by advanced air defence. 0 Vote up! If they pray hard enough anything can happen, inshallah. 0 Vote up! I was reading maecus chown this morning. Einstein proved it was impossible to go faster than the speed of light when he was 14. 0 Vote up! PAC-3 is most definitely not "early '90s technology"... 0 Vote up! Well they had it in Desert Storm so the original platform is from then. 0 Vote up! heh 0 Vote up! Just to attain the speed of light - never mind 5 times that - in a reasonable time scale for a battlefield or even intercontinental ballistic missile would subject it to acceleration forces which would obliterate the missile. It would require acceleration of thousands of 'gravities', similar to dropping the missile on the surface of a neutron star. 0 Vote up! Israel must be shitting/pissing their pants. 0 Vote up! Israel must be shitting/pissing their pants. From laughing, presumably? 0 Vote up! Affirmative, PP. 0 Vote up! PAC 3 is early '90s technology. It first entered service in 1995, having been written in the early 90s! It is quite unbelievable how long PATRIOT will endure. It was designed in 1969 and is still expected to on the battlefield in 2040. 0 Vote up! Yep Patriot is what you might call the legacy kit. THAAD is the new deal. 1 Vote up! Refresh Back to board Join the discussion Login Register 0 Vote up!