The New Caliber Mafia

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KamenRiderBlade

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Unread post24 Nov 2016, 14:48

So, I think there needs to be a significant contingent of advocates in the military before you can call it a "mafia". Is that the case here?
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Unread post24 Nov 2016, 16:20

Robotic aiming mutes all the arguments in that debate. Russians and Chinese engineers are already pushing the tech. Suppression fire will more or less become obsolete.

And who was it, the Marines? Last month they were pushing for suppressors because it radically improved the ability to communicate in battle conditions.
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Unread post24 Nov 2016, 17:11

madrat wrote:Robotic aiming mutes all the arguments in that debate. Russians and Chinese engineers are already pushing the tech. Suppression fire will more or less become obsolete.

Unless you are talking about replacing infantry with robots, I'm not sure how "robotic aiming" is relevant to the question. Even guided rounds are not going to replace assault rifles in close range urban combat. On the other hand, guided mini-missiles (like the Pike) may well totally replace rifles for long range engagements.
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