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    Re: US downs missile with new interceptor

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    Re: US downs missile with new interceptor

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    Yeah like people who don't do anything all day.

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    Re: US downs missile with new interceptor

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    Re: US downs missile with new interceptor

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    I think we should of spent the money on this stupid money on some other more worth while ****.
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    Re: US downs missile with new interceptor

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    that's right! so what do you suggest?

    let Iran and NK do all the weapons research necessary... while we wait crossed arms?
    As long as it is only to protect against a few missiles from a "rouge nation" and not other world "super powers" it's a good thing.. Deploying anti-missile systems in large numbers to defend against a major attack is no longer a defensive move and will ignite a new arms race. China only has a few dozen ICBM's now but watch those numbers climb if we ramp up this system. Mutually Assured Destruction has worked quite well at preventing a nuclear Holocaust for 75 years and we are mutually reducing our numbers of warheads even. I would not want to mess with it now.
    Any missile defense system can be overpowered by sheer numbers so it is pointless to try and make us unbombable.
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    Re: US downs missile with new interceptor

    This is very cool, and exciting. If this interceptor proves reliable and accurate, it gives the US and its allies a huge advantage.

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    Re: US downs missile with new interceptor

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Ah, you say, but what if they really have thousands of weapons? Won't we need this missile shield that still hasn't been able to work after 20 some years and hundreds of billions?

    We are hardly defenseless and this is just another boondoggle to make a few people rich.
    "Hasn't been able to work?" Seems to me the SM-3 has been successful since 2002 (working for the last 9 years).
    Since 2002, a total of 19 SM-3 missiles have been fired in 16 different test events resulting in 16 intercepts against threat-representative full-size and more challenging subscale unitary and full-size targets with separating warheads. In addition, a modified Aegis BMD/SM-3 system successfully destroyed a malfunctioning U.S. satellite by hitting the satellite in the right spot to negate the hazardous fuel tank at the highest closure rate of any ballistic missile defense technology ever attempted.

    The authors of the SM-3 study cited only tests involving unitary targets, and chose not to cite the five successful intercepts in six attempts against separating targets, which, because of their increased speed and small size, pose a much more challenging target for the SM-3 than a much larger unitary target missile. They also did not mention the fact the system is successfully intercepting targets much smaller than probable threat missiles on a routine basis, and have attained test scores that many other Defense Department programs aspire to attain.
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    Re: US downs missile with new interceptor

    Is this another of those tests where the interceptor "knows" where the missile is headed, the missile is designed to be recognized, and there are no decoys to confuse the interceptor?
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    Re: US downs missile with new interceptor

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    Video released by the Department of Defence shows what it claims to be the first successful test of the Navy's newest anti-missile interceptor,designed to protect allies from attacks by countries like North Korea and Iran.
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    Video: US downs missile with new interceptor - Telegraph
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    Re: US downs missile with new interceptor

    I remember the anti-sat shot. It came after tracking the flight path for hundreds of orbits, and the 'kill' was iffy at best, the tank wasn't a real danger, even a glancing blow would be called a 'kill'.

    I remember the Patriot 'successes' a hit but not a kill.

    This latest test would have been better if first the target wasn't a Scud type, and the 'kill' given a more detail than, 'take our word for it'. Not knocking the idea of spending so much for so long in the hope of.... just I remember how successful the Sgt. York system was, until it was a failure.

    But what the hey, if we get a new Tang out of it, then all is good...

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