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EADS TWDS Longbow

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The Longbow, developed by the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company, is an unmanned, high speed tactical kinetic-energy weapon delivery system. The system punches trough the defense perimeter (usually consisting of automated defense satellites and/or space based rapid response fighters) by launching all 16 self-guiding missiles. Once in range, it delivers up to four tungsten spikes from its electromagnetic launch tubes to the target.

 

The Longbow is highly maneuverable and able to evade most last resort point defense systems. It's designed to return to it's base satellite for rearming and refueling.

 

Notes

For the Real World Starfighter Contest. Obviously no official entry, but I had to build something...

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Taken on June 21, 2012