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    US willing to share Aegis missile tech with Russia - good idea?

    President Obama has signaled he wants to share SM-3 missile defense systems with Russia. The SM-3, as I found out is the Navy's Aegis anti-ballistic missile which is a short to medium ranged defensive missile. Security members think this is a bad idea overall but worse if Russia shares said technology with China, North Korea and possibly Iran. There are also some questions as to the legality of sharing such systems with Russia. (See article below).

    Inside the Ring - Washington Times


    Some background on SM-3 missile systems.
    RIM-161 Standard Missile 3 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



    Presumably, this is a "gift" to Russia to show the US is serious about missile talks with Russia which are currently stalled.

    Good idea or not?
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    Re: US willing to share Aegis missile tech with Russia - good idea?

    Military tech should never be shared with other countries.Nor should be we selling or giving military equipment to other countries.If history has taught us anything is that friends can become enemies really quick and we do not be basically arming our future enemies.
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    Re: US willing to share Aegis missile tech with Russia - good idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    President Obama has signaled he wants to share SM-3 missile defense systems with Russia. The SM-3, as I found out is the Navy's Aegis anti-ballistic missile which is a short to medium ranged defensive missile. Security members think this is a bad idea overall but worse if Russia shares said technology with China, North Korea and possibly Iran. There are also some questions as to the legality of sharing such systems with Russia. (See article below).

    Inside the Ring - Washington Times


    Some background on SM-3 missile systems.
    RIM-161 Standard Missile 3 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



    Presumably, this is a "gift" to Russia to show the US is serious about missile talks with Russia which are currently stalled.

    Good idea or not?
    Wasn't Aegis the crown jewel of the Navy at one point? We've already shared it with allies, but Russia? Man I dunno about this.

    Edit: And is this just about the Standard Missile, or is it the Aegis Combat System as a whole, including radar tech and everything?
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    Re: US willing to share Aegis missile tech with Russia - good idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Wasn't Aegis the crown jewel of the Navy at one point? We've already shared it with allies, but Russia? Man I dunno about this.

    Edit: And is this just about the Standard Missile, or is it the Aegis Combat System as a whole, including radar tech and everything?
    SB - don't know the details about exactly what sub-systems or support systems will go along with the deal as it's being presented. I have a difficult time with just the missile itself... if, hypothetically, it did include the radar tech, tracking systems, etc... there's no way under any circumstances I would be for sending it to Russia.
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    Re: US willing to share Aegis missile tech with Russia - good idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    SB - don't know the details about exactly what sub-systems or support systems will go along with the deal as it's being presented. I have a difficult time with just the missile itself... if, hypothetically, it did include the radar tech, tracking systems, etc... there's no way under any circumstances I would be for sending it to Russia.
    My position is, if the Russians want something like this they should develop it themselves. There's no way we should be showing this amount of goodwill to the Russians while the Putinvedev dynasty is still in power.

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    Re: US willing to share Aegis missile tech with Russia - good idea?

    I cant think of any situation where sharing military technology with another country, not to mention a country that not even half a century ago, was within a hairs breath of launching nuclear missles against us, is a good idea. I wouldnt even share that kind of tech with Canada, who has never lefted a finger against us.

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    Re: US willing to share Aegis missile tech with Russia - good idea?

    I feel we should never voluntarily share military technology with anyone period, today's friend could be tomorrows enemy. Then again this is the US and we all know that noone ever turns on us....

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    Re: US willing to share Aegis missile tech with Russia - good idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dpetty View Post
    I cant think of any situation where sharing military technology with another country, not to mention a country that not even half a century ago, was within a hairs breath of launching nuclear missles against us, is a good idea. I wouldnt even share that kind of tech with Canada, who has never lefted a finger against us.
    Well, to be frank we have shared a lot of technology with our allies, including nations like Korea, Japan, and the Brits.

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    Re: US willing to share Aegis missile tech with Russia - good idea?

    What possible good could come from this? None. Nada. Zip.
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    Re: US willing to share Aegis missile tech with Russia - good idea?

    Sure, yes. If sharing some anti-missile defense tech makes Russia more willing to give up more of it's nukes, that definitely makes us safer overall.

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