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originally posted by: Domo1
a reply to: yuppa
Seems Sam answered that one pretty well.
Zaphod probably was calling me a dummy!
originally posted by: 74Templar
So how would either a land based or even 'intercept' style aircraft be able to catch an ICBM after launch by comparison?
Logically, wouldn't it make sense to keep some kind of high speed UAV in low earth orbit and have it basically hot all the time so if it does happen it can simply detach and take out the incoming missiles?
Or alternatively have some kind of EMP style weapon in LEO to render them useless as they came up or even before they were launched.
The other question it raises is if the the ICBM is knocked out mid-air, what happens to the payload and indeed the warhead? Be kind of an issue having a nuclear warhead randomly crashing down in someone's backyard.