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originally posted by: Substracto
In other words, Russia might be offended with a defensive system, just like my neighbours get offended when I'm playing loud music. Nothing new.
The ships are armed with 56 Raytheon Tomahawk cruise missiles, with a combination of land-attack (TLAM) missiles with a Tercom aided navigation system, and anti-ship missiles with inertial guidance. The Standard SM-2MR block 4 surface-to-air missiles with command / inertial guidance remain at the centre of the Aegis system. Both Tomahawk and Standard missiles are fired from two Lockheed Martin mk41 vertical launch systems.
. The Romanian deployment would use SM-3 Block 1B missiles from an emplaced Mk.41 VLS launcher, and be controlled by a SPY-1D radar and AEGIS BMD 5.0.1 combat system. An interim setup was formally commissioned in October 2014.
If successfully deployed, this is a defense against short and medium range missiles (SRBMs & MRBMs), with some capability against intermediate range missiles in the 1,850-3,500 mile class (IRBMs). On the other hand, the location of these defenses still leaves central Europe mostly unprotected.
originally posted by: combatmaster
i must say... Romanian women are among the hottest in the world.
Just wanted to put that out there
Russia has shown it doesn't look to the future, as Putin enjoys living in the past.
but their neighbors are tired of the bs coming from Russia
But feel free to show where annexing a piece of a sovereign country is legal because that country has internal problems and you think you should own it again?
About 93% of Crimean voters have backed joining Russia and seceding from Ukraine, exit polls have suggested.
I guess the BBC feel for Russia propoganda too...
Cirmea did not want to fight Russia. A majority of their population are Russian anyway... If they are sovereign then their vote should be enough to show that it was not illegal... The only reason the US does not like it, is because it did not go the way they wanted it.. They had no issue backing a coup in Ukraine... but a vote is illegitimate? Depends on what the Western propoganda machine tells you... We have one too.