• Saturday, November 17, 2018

US successfully tests SM-3 Block 2a missile against medium range ballistic missile

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  1. F-22Raptor

    F-22Raptor SENIOR MEMBER

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    Reuters) - The Pentagon on Friday said it had successfully tested its anti-ballistic missile system off the west coast of Hawaii, increasing the capacity to knock down missiles targeting the United States and its allies from rogue states like North Korea and Iran.

    The intercepting missile, which is being developed by the United States and Japan, was launched from the USS John Finn on Friday after radar on the destroyer detected and tracked the medium-range ballistic target missile.

    In August the Pentagon was given the mandate to pursue more options for defeating U.S.-bound North Korean missiles by using radar and more missiles to spot and shoot down inbound threats.

    The military has been exploring whether the United States can add another layer to defenses to those already in place for intercepting incoming missiles.

    The Aegis system, used in the latest test, was fitted with a Standard Missile 3 Block IIA (SM-3 IIA) interceptor being developed in a joint venture between Raytheon Co and Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.

    Lockheed Martin Corp's Aegis system currently is deployed aboard 36 U.S. Navy ships, as well as at the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Hawaii.

    Aegis ships could patrol the Pacific Ocean and augment the network of ground-based mid-course defense interceptor missiles in Alaska and California that protect the United States from intercontinental ballistic missile attacks.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...tic-missile-off-coast-of-hawaii-idUSKCN1N020W
     
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  2. haman10

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    US and Saudi Arabia are cool and we're Rogue. strange times we live in.

    The mother of all terrorism (saudia) and their enabler are the good guys.

    BTW, you guys make new systems and we make new Missiles. lets see who works faster.
    God help you when we fire them up your ***
     
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  3. Oldman1

    Oldman1 SENIOR MEMBER

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    Always make new systems of any kind. God help you when you in need.
     
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    Looks like they fixed all errors in this interceptor.

    Rogue in the sense that both Iran and DPRK are unable to integrate with the international community.

    US and KSA are notable contributors to globalization on the other hand; US even more-so.

    From moral standpoint, none is superior though; all in the same boat.

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    Iran cannot afford an arms race with the US. There is no comparison in the defense budget of the two.

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    Iranian approach is asymmetric; to project power in affordable ways; ballistic missiles fit the bill.

    American approach is to ensure upperhand in all aspects of conventional warfare, and they have the resources to push boundaries with scientific experiments and breakthroughs. They develop new types of weapons from time-to-time, and much of the world take cues from them.
     
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    We will, we will. how do you feel about the fact that your country is the best friend of Saudis who created ISIS and beheads people? you must be ashamed. really really ashamed. you dismembered khashoggi and you're killing the kids in Yemen. you're the ones enabling them.

    Also, God is with the ones who don't behead others hon.

    I think you're unable to see the whole picture. Iran, EU, Russia, China and the rest of the world are on one side and US and their little puppets are on the other. We're more integrated than other countries in our region since we've got a much more robust foreign policy
    KSA is to globalization as is Rat to Cleanliness
    No, as long as sellout backward regimes like Saudia exist and provide US with hundreds of billions of dollars in cash, we cannot possibly start an arms race with US

    but we will attack US soil in case of an attack on our soil, this is all that needs to be said.
     
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    no need for this, nice of US to put so many bases and soldiers within firing range of our missiles.
     
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    Ashamed? Look whos talking. Iran doesn't torture or kill? Doesn't support groups that kills civilians either in Iraq, Syria or Israel?