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    max steel

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    Winning The Salvo Competition: Rebalancing America’s Air And Missile Defenses

    Post  max steel on Wed May 25, 2016 11:14 pm

    Winning The Salvo Competition: Rebalancing America’s Air And Missile Defenses

    Over the last fifteen years, the Department of Defense spent more than $24 billion buying a mix of capabilities to defeat guided missile threats to U.S. and partner naval forces and land installations. Despite DoD’s urgency, these investments have not resulted in air and missile defenses with sufficient capacity to counter large salvos of ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and other precision-guided munitions (PGMs) that can now be launched by America’s enemies. This situation is partly the result of DoD’s longstanding emphasis on fielding costly, long-range surface-to-air interceptors to defeat a small salvo of anti-ship cruise missiles or a handful of ballistic missiles launched by rogue states such as Iran and North Korea. It is also because the U.S. military has never fought an enemy who had the capability to strike distant targets with precision. In future conflicts, however, America’s opponents can be expected to employ large numbers of sea-, air-, and ground-launched guided weapons to overwhelm limited defenses now protecting the U.S. military’s forces and bases.

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    Re: United States Missile Defense

    Post  George1 on Thu May 25, 2017 2:31 am

    The Pentagon has ordered construction of new facilities for the US Missile Defense Agency in America and a number of countries around the world, the Department of Defense announced.

    https://sputniknews.com/military/201705241053921590-mda-new-facilities/


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    Re: United States Missile Defense

    Post  GarryB on Fri May 26, 2017 10:31 am

    More pork for the US defence companies...

    And the result is that Americans will feel safer, but how will it stop such things being targeted directly... I mean an airship with a powerful radar constantly scanning looking for threats should be a trivial target for a high flying ARM cruise missile with a scramjet motor moving at mach 8 plus... and those balloons wont be looking up...


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    Did American Missile Defense Fail in Saudi Arabia?

    Post  Austin on Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:43 pm


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