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    US downs missile with new interceptor

    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.
    10 May 2012



    Video: US downs missile with new interceptor - Telegraph

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    Re: US downs missile with new interceptor

    That was pretty awesome to watch.
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    Re: US downs missile with new interceptor

    This is great news!!! Can you imagine how the Child ruler of North Korea is bouncing off the walls right now. Iran has also got to be scratching their collective heads over this development.

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    Re: US downs missile with new interceptor

    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post
    This is great news!!! Can you imagine how the Child ruler of North Korea is bouncing off the walls right now. Iran has also got to be scratching their collective heads over this development.
    Child ruler of North Korea made me laugh. Yes, he is young, but more because when North Korea wants something they stamp their feet and make a big fuss and do some threat until they get what they want.
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    Re: US downs missile with new interceptor

    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post
    This is great news!!! Can you imagine how the Child ruler of North Korea is bouncing off the walls right now. Iran has also got to be scratching their collective heads over this development.
    I would be impressed if this were under battle conditions where they are caught unawares and they don't just have to shoot down the one missile. The Patriots were hailed as having these absurdly high success rates over 90%, but when tested against actual Iraqi Scuds in actual combat they barely hit over half.
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    Re: US downs missile with new interceptor

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    I would be impressed if this were under battle conditions where they are caught unawares and they don't just have to shoot down the one missile. The Patriots were hailed as having these absurdly high success rates over 90%, but when tested against actual Iraqi Scuds in actual combat they barely hit over half.
    I hope these missiles act as a deterrent to battle conditions on some measure. The North Koreans are still licking their wounds over the failure of their own missile while the US has successfully completed a launch of a countermeasure to the North Korean missile program which also speaks to Iran's boast of a missile that could reach the US targets.

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    Re: US downs missile with new interceptor

    Another 31 Trillion dollars worth of R&D and we'll be as safe as a Cat in a Hat.

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    Re: US downs missile with new interceptor

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Another 31 Trillion dollars worth of R&D and we'll be as safe as a Cat in a Hat.
    that's right! so what do you suggest?

    let Iran and NK do all the weapons research necessary... while we wait crossed arms?

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    Re: US downs missile with new interceptor

    The SM-3 is a clear improvement in addressing missile defense during the boost phase of an ICBM. Missile defenses become much more important as the world enters the era of proliferation of nuclear weapons technology and ballistic missile technology. The alternative to missile defenses is to absorb and accept the vaporization of NYC and Washington, DC.

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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?
    Our military advantage over the two countries in question is so insurmountable at this point, our progress and research could likely remain stagnant for years to come without worry. Not that it would be advisable mind you, but new developments such as these are hardly necessary at the given moment.

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