Did you see this recent Twitter thread related to interception from a Danish government employee who heads their BMD project ? Do take a look.
All he appears to be trying to say is that the interceptor does not need to move as fast or as far as the incoming threat, which is pretty self evident.
If you want to block a shot in a basketball game just place your arm over the hoop so the ball wont fit through... you know where the ball is going or has to go though so place your "interceptor" there and it does not need to move far or fast or at all.
In cricket the bowler is trying to knock the bails off and he can do that by hitting the bails or the wickets the bails are sitting on... many bowlers can bowl the ball at speeds of 140-160km/h but the batsman doesn't need to move the bat or his body faster than that to hit the ball... he knows where the bowler is trying to direct the ball and can anticipate how to connect his bat with the ball without even actually seeing it... though obviously keeping your eye on the ball is an important part of batting well.
The point is that an ABM system set up to protect a port or major city means the interceptor missiles don't need to fly thousands of kms... the threats it is defending the target against are coming to it, with predictable non manouvering targets the known speed of the interceptor means fairly precise intercept paths can be calculated and implemented... even with a relatively slow interceptor the incoming speed of the ICBM or SLBM warhead will generate enormous kinetic energy to destroy both.... it is simple 4 dimensional maths where two objects have three coordinates... x, y, and z coordinates in space, and t value in time... two objects occupying the same space x,y,z is the same, then as long as the t they are there then you have a direct hit.... with a Zircon intercept however even if the t is one second out but the x,y,z are the same you have one item at the intercept point with the other arriving 1 second later, so they would be a bare minimum of 3km apart, but more likely 3km + the flight speed of the interceptor in km/s apart... so could be 5 or more kms apart.
The Americans have been itching to ditch the INF treaty
since the day they signed it (*) as it would make nuclear warheads on their "kinetic" kill interceptors illegal.
Any agreement that stops them producing enormous numbers of weapons in their eyes is bad... they could have missiles all over Europe and Asia and the Middle East pointed at Russia, China, and Iran... but those countries have no place near the US to base equivalent systems so why wouldn't they want that?
Of course a few Russian IRBMs in the far north and far east could be used to neutralise any potential for an ABM system in Alaska and Japan or AEGIS cruisers in the Pacific and Arctic oceans forming an ABM shield too.
Of course the claim from Japan over AEGIS Ashore deployed there is not a violation of the INF treaty because it will belong to Japan and Japan hasn't signed the INF treaty, but that is just an admission than AEGIS Ashore is a violation of the INF treaty and it does not matter where it is deployed or who owns it... it is an American made system that violates the agreement.
FFS, the idiotic crap spewing from this troll moron is making me lose the will to live.... Can we all pls just block this fuckwit and stop commenting on his stupid trashtalk and shitposts??????
Important to keep in mind what the kool aid drinkers believe...
He is a typical American troll. His outrageous and fictional comments are meant to provoke people. Best way to deal with him is to hit back America where it costs them a lot. Like start a wildfire somewhere in California or leak American credit card account information in the hackers forums. Any actions that will hurt America is the only thing that matters.
Well is he naive, or is he paid... or young and impressionable...
Was going to say no to that last part but lets face it... it is something from the CIA play book on how to fight the bad guys... how many sugar cane fields in Cuba spontaneously combusted over the years, and how much of Venezuelas money has been frozen in western accounts... never to be seen again...