Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Is the Stryker Striking Out?

Strike one - "The vehicle's computers are too slow and overheat in desert temperatures or freeze up at critical moments, such as "when large units are moving at high speeds simultaneously" and overwhelm its sensors."

Strike two - "The main weapon system, a $157,000 grenade launcher, fails to hit targets when the vehicle is moving, contrary to its design, the report states."

Strike three - "armoring shield installed on Stryker vehicles to protect against unanticipated attacks by Iraqi insurgents using low-tech weapons works against half the grenades used to assault it"

War is hell and so are the working conditions for both humans and machines.

posted by Is It Just Me? at 9:28 PM