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How would modern militaries respond to a large number of unknown spaceships suddenly launching towards the moon from Earth?

Even if the world militaries could do something (they couldn't, because missile defenses are designed to shoot down missiles when they come down, not when they go up), they probably wouldn't. Because ...
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How would modern militaries respond to a large number of unknown spaceships suddenly launching towards the moon from Earth?

The thing is, how would they NOT be aware of the launch years into advance? Let's suppose for your sake that they were at a point where the technology to land on the moon is more readily accessible ...
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How would modern militaries respond to a large number of unknown spaceships suddenly launching towards the moon from Earth?

It is highly unlikely that the whole ordeal will not be found out by the militaries until the lauch day. Let's assume they used a public company to test the rockets, which is less suspicious. When you ...
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How would modern militaries respond to a large number of unknown spaceships suddenly launching towards the moon from Earth?

In addition to the answer by John regarding missile warning systems ("Where does the rocket impact if it cuts the engines in 30 seconds? In 60 seconds? ..."), you can expect: Depending on ...
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How would modern militaries respond to a large number of unknown spaceships suddenly launching towards the moon from Earth?

The USA would become aware of these launches almost immediately, via the Space-Based Infrared System of satellites. If there were any launches from Russia, China, North Korea or Iran, this would cause ...
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What would be a realistic distance for Tank Buster helicopter to engage a giant monster from?

Frame Challenge Engaging a 7-story tall animal with antitank weapons is unrealistic at all distances. You're really overestimating the power of anti-tank weapons. If you've been watching videos of ...
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What would be a realistic distance for Tank Buster helicopter to engage a giant monster from?

Depends on the situation, the monster's attack range, and the accuracy range (circular error probable). If the monster has ranged attacks like beams or fire breathing, stay out of the effective range. ...
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What would be a realistic distance for Tank Buster helicopter to engage a giant monster from?

I must nitpick Halfthawed's answer: In general I think they'll be limited by the flight profile of the weapon being used. While I haven't seen the ape movie in question I do not expect anything of ...
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How could the effectiveness of guided weapons be reduced against a non-paranormal giant monster?

Speedy flock of monsters I live in a small country. Ok, let's suppose this thing is 7 stories high and it eats humans. And it is not the only one. He brought his herd along, which was 300 individuals ...
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How could the effectiveness of guided weapons be reduced against a non-paranormal giant monster?

The creature lives underwater Not only would this sidestep the square-cube size limitations that land-bound creatures have and enable the hypothetical construction of truly massive yet still ...
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How could the effectiveness of guided weapons be reduced against a non-paranormal giant monster?

Counterfire. The monster has acute senses. And even though it is big, it is fast. It can hear a tank missile taking off. It throws something to meet the missile - maybe a scoop of earth, or flying ...
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What would be a realistic distance for Tank Buster helicopter to engage a giant monster from?

If you can see it you can shoot it, if you can't target it you have problems. Part of the question is related to how you can target the monster. For tanks and conventional targets ranges from 0.5 to ...
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How could the effectiveness of guided weapons be reduced against a non-paranormal giant monster?

A lot of systems are looking for an infrared signature, or perhaps doing some image processing to identify the manmade object in a natural background. Since your monster is biological it has low ...
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How could the effectiveness of guided weapons be reduced against a non-paranormal giant monster?

Aluminum! Okay, let me explain. All three of these guiding techniques you mention use a scanning method to track their target. And all of them can be countered with (relatively) simple approaches. ...
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What would be a realistic distance for Tank Buster helicopter to engage a giant monster from?

As close as possible while staying completely safe I'm basing this answer off military sniper training doctrine, which essentially states what I just put above. During engagement, the first priority ...
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How would a medieval kingdom survive a zombie outbreak

River by river. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/41/Hydrographic_zoning_Ukraine.jpg Here is Ukraine. Like the rest of Europe it has plentiful rivers. The good thing about zombies of ...
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