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Meet C-RAM, the radar-controlled, rapid-fire weapon that went viral for zapping rockets in Afghanistan

2 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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A year-old video of a C-RAM defending a US base in Afghanistan went viral on YouTube, racking up millions of views.
The Counter-Rocket, Artillery, and Mortar weapon, or C-RAM, is a formidable weapon designed to zap anything from enemy aircraft to missiles to rockets to artillery shells.
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A video depicting the defense of an American base from incoming Taliban rockets has gone viral, gaining more than 6 million views every day.
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VIDEO: US troops trying to get to work waited in their cars as security stopped the Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi gunman

VIDEO: US troops trying to get to work waited in their cars as security stopped the Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi gunman

2 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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US service members and defense contractors waited in their cars as military security forces confronted a gunman at the Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi on Thursday.
Video obtained by a local news station reportedly showed a stream of cars waiting as several gunshots echoed throughout the base's entrance.
All employees and visitors who enter US military bases are checked by service members or contractors for security reasons.
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Trump restricts travel from Brazil as coronavirus cases spike

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Biden slams Trump in new campaign ad for playing golf over Memorial Day...

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REOPENING: Businesses explain their plans and how they're preparing now

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Oxford scientists working on a coronavirus vaccine say there is now only a...

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Nearly half of US states haven't contained their coronavirus outbreaks, a...

Nearly half of US states haven't contained their coronavirus outbreaks, a new study finds

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In the largest-ever study of coronavirus cases outside China, 26% of...

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