This will sort out the ratbags over fishing in their tinnies

I think I have found a solution for the ratbags in their tinnies over fishing…


The laser-guided bomb moments before impact. Photo: US Air Force Dyess Air Base

The US Air Force has shown off its considerable military might – by using a 900-kilogram laser-guided smart bomb to blow up a tinnie.

In an exercise described by one commentator as “overkill defined”, the tiny metal boat was blown to smithereens in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico earlier this month, with the moment of impact captured on camera.

According to Dyess Air Force Base in Texas, which released the images, a B-1B bomber was sent up on September 4 to test how effective the aircraft was when attacking a mobile sea target.

The aircraft released six bombs as part of the test, including a laser-guided GBU-10 bomb. That bomb, which obliterated the boat, costs nearly US$24,000.

The metal boat is blown to smithereens. Photo: US Air Force Dyess Air Base

The metal boat is blown to smithereens. Photo: US Air Force Dyess Air Base

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.