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Deployment of THAAD: News & Discussions

Discussion in 'China & Far East' started by F-22Raptor, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. F-22Raptor

    F-22Raptor SENIOR MEMBER

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    In an unusually frank diplomatic move, South Korea pushed back against growing Chinese concerns about the deployment of U.S.-backed ballistic missile defense systems in South Korea. Without naming China, a spokesman for the South Korean Defense Ministry noted that other countries should keep out South Korean security policy debates. Kim Min-seok, the South Korean spokesman, noted that while ”a neighboring country can have its own opinion on the possible deployment of the Thaad system here by the U.S. forces in South Korea … it should not try to influence our security policy.” Kim’s comments left little to the imagination with regard to which possible “neighboring country” he was referring to.

    China fired back, with its foreign ministry spokesman, Hong Lei, telling a press conference that ”China’s position on the anti-missile issue is consistent and clear.” Hong continued to explained that the Chinese position was that ”countries must neither pursue their own security interests at the expense of other’s nor undermine regional peace and stability.” ”We hope that the relevant countries would be prudent in making this kind of decision,” returning Kim’s favor of not explicitly calling out South Korea.

    Today’s diplomatic exchange highlights the persistence of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) batteries as a thorn in the China-South Korea bilateral relationship. From China’s perspective, THAAD represents a considerable threat to Chinese ballistic missiles which would theoretically come into play in a nuclear weapon use scenario. From a Chinese perspective, a U.S.-allied state operating a highly advanced anti-ballistic missile system, even if not directed explicitly at China, is an unacceptable security risk. China’s THAAD fears are thus based primarily on broader issues related to the competition between the United States and China for strategic primacy beyond the first island chain.

    As The Diplomat noted last fall, in combination with Japan’s deployment of a U.S. X-Band radar system, China perceives a trilateral defense network set up to counter its own capabilities. Hua Chunying, a spokesperson for the Chinese foreign ministry, described these actions by the United States, Japan, and South Korea as “unilateral security” measures, adding that they were “not beneficial.” Of course, given that the United States is simultaneously looking to “rebalance” militarily to Asia while letting South Korea and Japan take on a larger share of the burden for their own security, X-Band, THAAD, and other initiatives, including Aegis proliferation, are entirely in line with U.S. strategic objectives.

    South Korea’s interest in THAAD is primarily driven by the defensive benefits offered against North Korean ballistic missiles. In any hypothetical all-out war scenario between the two Koreas, Seoul would be faced with the prospect of countering massive missile and artillery barrages from the North. THAAD and other similar systems will provide an important bulwark against that threat. South Korea is additionally investing its own resources in developing a Korea Air and Missile Defense (KAMD) system and a “Kill Chain” preemptive strike system.

    South Korea, China Trade Barbs Over THAAD | The Diplomat
     
  2. Aepsilons

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    Well said, Kim-san. Best of luck to South Korea's Security Apparatus.

    Ganbareh!
     
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    interesting, I also suggest Americans put THAAD in SK.

    The last time Americans sticks it to us, we made our own space station, before that, we are constructing naval and air bases in all of SCS to control it, and before that, we now have 5th gen fighters and 12000 ton destroyers.

    Maybe this will force China to speed up future missile development.

    上有政策下有对策. Good times ahead.
     
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    Buddy, pal, bro,

    Why so sensitive? :(




    ....:dance3::bunny:
     
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    why indeed. All China and Japan has is a dispute and a few historical grievances, nothing that would stop progress from either side, and yet, even you said let's shelf it for a different time, which I'm assuming is your version of saying, get the F off my shit or this is going to blow up like scarface.

    You seen the recent American movements, egging Philippines on with SCS, and stopping nations from joining our bank.

    China and America's relationship has blown up, America was MJ and now it's Lebron's time, and MJ is being a big baby.
     
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    Does THAAD have an anti-aircraft capability? I know it was primarily designed to counter ballistic missiles but.........
     
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    THAAD in action,

    thaad_6[1].jpg



    thaad_3[1].jpg



    THAAD-Launch-1S[1].jpg



    Such a beautiful system ! :smitten:
     
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    If SK deploys THAAD, rest assure we won't stand pat.
     
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    By golly, is this your way of reasoning all this time?

    I really don't see how anyone could infer the red portion from the blue portion. I don't think that was his intention.

    Anyway, what are the specs and capabilities of the THAAD system? or is the info still classified?
     
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    Do you mean all above stuffs are for challenging each other, China and USA ?
     
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    Basically an anti-ballistic missile system designed to shoot down short, medium and intermediate-range ballistic missiles Here are the specs, keep in mind the real ones are probably highly classified.

    Length
    6.17 m (20 ft 3 in)
    Diameter booster: 34 cm (13.4 in); KV: 37 cm (14.5 in)
    Weight 900 kg (2000 lb)
    Speed 2800 m/s (9200 fps)
    Ceiling 150 km (93 miles)
    Range > 200 km (125 miles)
    Propulsion Pratt & Whitney solid-fueled rocket
    Warhead none ("hit-to-kill")

    The radar for THAAD is the AN/TPY-2, a phased array X-band radar, with a very long range.Sources claim that it can detect a ballistic missile-size target at 1000 kilometers img1191.jpg
     
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    China shall mention that if THAAD is deployed in China north east area. It will force China to produce additional 1000 nuke warhead and 300 more ICBM.
     
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    SK is China north east ?

    @AMDR : I love the "hit to kill, no warhead" that mean "accurate.
     
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    Some time I'm wondering the consequence for SK to let US's THAAD to shot down Chinese's missile that was not aim at South Korea ? ..I will let Koreans to use their own imagination to pciture the fate of their country under China's Wragh.