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    Post  max steel on Mon May 01, 2017 10:37 pm

    A flawed missile defense system generates $2 billion in bonuses for Boeing


    While homeland missile defense system faltered, prime contractor Boeing Co. collected $2 billion in bonuses.
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    Post  max steel on Mon May 01, 2017 10:49 pm

    Can the U.S. defend against a North Korean missile strike?
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    Post  max steel on Mon May 01, 2017 10:58 pm

    A test of America's homeland missile defense system found a problem. Why did the Pentagon call it a success?
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    Post  max steel on Mon May 01, 2017 11:03 pm

    U.S. missile defense system is ‘simply unable to protect the public,’ report says


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    Post  JohninMK on Mon May 01, 2017 11:15 pm

    max steel wrote:A test of America's homeland missile defense system found a problem. Why did the Pentagon call it a success?
    Any update since that article Max?
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    Post  max steel on Mon May 01, 2017 11:16 pm

    The nation’s missile-defense system has serious flaws. So why is the Pentagon moving to expand it?

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    Post  max steel on Mon May 01, 2017 11:19 pm

    Troubled Army blimp program faces deep funding cut


    HOW NSA BLIMP SPIED IN THE UNITED STATES
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    Post  max steel on Mon May 01, 2017 11:29 pm

    JohninMK wrote:Any update since that article Max?


    Well US Ground based Interceptors are not still reliable. You can read the articles I mentioned in this thread and US SAM thread to update your facts.

    Rest I've few pdf's on US ABMs showing why they are unreliable backed with data and US ASW capabilities . But I can't insert pdf in this forum.
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    Post  JohninMK on Mon May 01, 2017 11:38 pm

    max steel wrote:
    JohninMK wrote:Any update since that article Max?


    Well US Ground based Interceptors are not still reliable. You can read the articles I mentioned in this thread and US SAM thread to update your facts.

    Rest I've few pdf's on US ABMs showing why they are unreliable backed with data and US ASW capabilities . But I can't insert pdf in this forum.
    Thanks.
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    Post  George1 on Wed May 31, 2017 2:54 am

    American GBI interceptor first intercepts ICBM simulator

    According to the US Department of Defense's US Missile Defense Agency, on May 30, 2017, in the next test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system of the US national missile defense system, for the first time a successful kinetic interception of the GBI anti-missile target with the intercontinental Ballistic missile (ICBM). This was the first test of the GBI interceptor to intercept an ICBM simulator.

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    Post  George1 on Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:08 am

    US to have over 1,000 anti-ballistic missiles by 2022 — Russian Defense Ministry

    Their number is expected to eventually surpass the number of warheads of Russian intercontinental ballistic missiles

    UN, October 12. /TASS/. The number of anti-ballistic missiles of the US missile defense system will top 1,000 by 2022 and will eventually surpass the number of warheads installed on Russian intercontinental ballistic missiles, a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

    "According to our estimates, by 2022 the number of anti-ballistic missiles of the missile defense system will exceed 1,000, and will eventually surpass the number of warheads of Russian intercontinental ballistic missiles," Defense Ministry spokesman Alexander Yemelyanov said during the Russian-Chinese briefing on missile shield issues on the sidelines of the first committee of the UN General Assembly.

    He added that this number "poses a threat for Russian deterrence capabilities, especially in the light of continuous work to modernize ABM defense systems."

    He said tha the US missile defense system at the moment includes over 30 Ground-Based Interceptors (GBI), 130 RIM-161 Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) ship-based interceptor missile systems and 150 missile defense systems.

    "I would like to note that over 60 interceptor missile are deployed in Europe, about 150% - as part of the Asia Pacific regional segment of missile defense," he added.


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    Post  George1 on Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:46 am

    In the US, the last 44th planned GBI anti-missile is deployed, another 20

    As reported on November 7, 2017 by the American corporation Boeing, ahead of schedule, by the end of the year the US Defense Missile Defense Agency (MDA) of the US Department of Defense was included in the national missile defense system of the United States the last of the 44 planned ground-based GBI interceptor missiles Midcourse Defense (GMD).

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    Post  George1 on Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:17 am

    This is an interesting article about the future deployment of the GBI long range ABM system.
    https://missilethreat.csis.org/future-options/

    The fourth missile field at Ft Greely is already seen on Planet Labs. The construction shall be ready in Sept 2021, acc. to
    https://t.co/S9WHWN17D7

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    https://twitter.com/reutersanders/status/1101790388627689472
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    Post  George1 on Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:41 am

    The Pentagon is about to attempt what’s likely to be the most challenging test yet of the U.S. military’s ability to shoot down an incoming missile from an adversary such as North Korea or Iran

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-24/trickiest-u-s-missile-defense-test-is-finally-ready-to-launch


    The GMD system is the sole US system designed to defend the US homeland against long-range missiles. Despite it being declared operational in 2004 and the capability accepted by Northern Command, this test, FTG-11, will be the first operational test of the system.

    https://twitter.com/LauraEGrego/status/1109986042076123137
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    Post  George1 on Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:43 am

    George Lewis' Mostly Missile Defense blog has lots of useful information and analysis:

    https://mostlymissiledefense.com/2016/04/20/update-on-future-ground-based-midcourse-gmd-flight-tests-april-20-2016/


    Summary of test intercepts
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    Post  Isos on Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:53 am

    The system sucks. 50% intercepted but it's only against training missiles. With no warning, use of decoys and real BM, it will have a Pk close to 0%.
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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:29 pm

    George1 wrote:George Lewis' Mostly Missile Defense blog has lots of useful information and analysis:

    https://mostlymissiledefense.com/2016/04/20/update-on-future-ground-based-midcourse-gmd-flight-tests-april-20-2016/


    Summary of test intercepts
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    https://www.ucsusa.org/nuclear-weapons/us-missile-defense/missile-defense-timeline#intercepts

    So a failure rate of 50%, that's a failing grade in most grade books, and as already stated no real 'X-factors' were probably used.
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    Post  George1 on Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:44 pm

    First successful interception of an ICBM simulator by two US GBI antimissiles

    As reported by the US Missile Defense Agency of the US Department of Defense, on March 25, 2019, for the first time, a successful kinetic interception of an intercontinental ballistic missile imitator target was conducted for the first time by the national missile defense system of the United States. (ICBM) salvo launch of two GBI interceptors.

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    The launch of the first of the two GBI antimissiles of the GMD missile defense system of the US national missile defense system from the Vandenberg airbase during the FTG-11 test for the kinetic interception of an intercontinental ballistic missile imitator target by launching two missile interceptors, 03/25/2019 (c) US Missile Defense Agency


      It is reported that during the test, conventionally designated FTG-11, the launch of two GBI interceptors, conventionally designated GBI-Lead and GBI-Trail, equipped with EKV interceptors (Exo-atmospheric Kill Vehicle - modification is not reported, but, apparently, EKV CE-II Block 1) was produced from Vandenberg (California) airbase at an ICBM simulator target launched from the Kwajalein Atoll range on the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean, more than 4,000 nautical miles away. The first interceptor with the GBI-Lead successfully hit the target, and then the second interceptor with the GBI-Trail struck the largest of the target fragments.

       “This was the first interception with the help of GBI with a complex and threatening target in the form of an ICBM, and it was a critical milestone,” said the US Air Force Lt.-Gen. Samuel A. Greaves, Director General of the Missile Defense Agency, “the system worked exactly like was conceived, and the results of this test indicate the practical use of the salvo launch method in missile defense. The GMD system is vital to protect our homeland, and this test demonstrates that we have a reliable and effective means against a very real threat. ”

       Recall that the previous test of the GMD national missile defense system was made on May 30, 2017, when the first successful kinetic interception of a GBI missile equipped with an EKV CE-II Block 1 interceptor, an ICBM simulator, was carried out.

       Currently, the GMD complex of the national US missile defense system has 44 deployed GBI antimissiles (of which, presumably, 18 are equipped with EKV CE-I modification interceptors, 16 with EKV CE-II modification interceptors and EKV CE-II modification interceptors 1) deployed on missile defense facilities in Vandenberg (four anti-missile missiles) and in Fort Greely (Alaska) (40 anti-missile missiles).

       Before the test on March 25, a total of 18 field tests of GBI interceptors with interception of ballistic targets (simulators of medium-range ballistic missiles or ICBMs) were carried out since 1999, and only ten interceptions were deemed successful.





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