Technology of War: Dramatic Improvements in 12 Years

Advances in precision weaponry since the 1991 Gulf War are beginning to show an effect in the current campaign. Satellite navigation helps U.S. forces accurately drop bombs on targets regardless of smoke, bad weather, and cloud cover. And microwave weapons are capable of blocking communications networks, although there's no evidence those are in use yet. Hear NPR's Lynn Neary and Robert Hewson, editor of Jane's Air-Launched Weapons.



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