Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the Patriot Missile System, its component and its flaws.
Opening Sentence: "As most of you heard the latest news today The United States said today it would withdraw all combat forces in Saudi Arabia by this summer, Donald H. Rumsfeld officially declared the end of war against Iraq a war during which the US forces used a weapon called "patriot".".
Statement of Importance: As you probably witnessed it in the news, many Americans have been touched by this war whether they have a relative or a friend in the army.
Credibility Statement: I made a profound research in the subject and I came up with this information from a reputable websites.
Central Idea: The Patriot is composed of three major parts, yet the Patriot system has some limitations.
Let's take a closer look at the system and it's components!.
I. Patriot Components.
a. Patriot Radar (scans the sky, operates remotely and is unattended.) .
b. Engagement Control Station (ECS) (serves as the battle management, command, control and communication center, The ECS's weapon control computer sends commands to the launcher for pointing missile firing.).
c. Patriot Launcher (Holds 4GEM+ missiles or 16 PAC-3 missiles, Can be operated via VHF or fiber optics data link.).
II. How does the Patriot works.
a. Radar scans the sky.
b. Radar communicates target to Control station.
c. Operator engage hostile target.
d. Determine optimum launch moment.
e. Missile receives initial guidance from the ground.
f. Seeker makes onboard calculations.
III. The Fatal Flaws in the Patriot Missile System.
a. Software Problem.
b. Human Problem.
Opening Sentence: "As most of you heard the latest news today The United States said today it would withdraw all combat forces in Saudi Arabia by this summer -.
Closing Sentence: ""It is now a safer region because of the change of regime in Iraq," Mr. Rumsfeld said. "The aircraft and those involved will now be able to leave.