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Air to ground rocket counter-measures

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posted on Oct, 10 2019 @ 01:38 PM
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A thought I had in my which I can't seem to get an answer on Google.

Is there any air/ground or ground/ground missile that has a countermeasure against incoming rockets trying to intercept it?

Countermeasures as in flares for jets, etc.




posted on Oct, 10 2019 @ 01:39 PM
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Look up Iron Dome. It's Israel but I do believe that the US has bought into it. Also things like the Phalanx system. There are numerous things from numerous countries.



posted on Oct, 10 2019 @ 01:50 PM
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originally posted by: Fools
Look up Iron Dome. It's Israel but I do believe that the US has bought into it. Also things like the Phalanx system. There are numerous things from numerous countries.

Thanks but what I'm talking about is a countermeasure for attacking rockets or missiles against incoming rockets like Iron Dome. Sorry if I'm unclear.

Does such a thing exist?



posted on Oct, 10 2019 @ 04:02 PM
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For that the missile would have to know that it is being intercepted. This means extra sensors, weight for a single-use device. Not worth the cost I think. Just use multiple missiles and maybe use a separate dedicated jamming platform on the intercepting system.



posted on Oct, 10 2019 @ 04:27 PM
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originally posted by: moebius
a reply to: 1337Kph

For that the missile would have to know that it is being intercepted. This means extra sensors, weight for a single-use device. Not worth the cost I think. Just use multiple missiles and maybe use a separate dedicated jamming platform on the intercepting system.

What about constantly throwing flares? How costly can that already be?



posted on Oct, 10 2019 @ 05:02 PM
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originally posted by: 1337Kph
A thought I had in my which I can't seem to get an answer on Google.

Is there any air/ground or ground/ground missile that has a countermeasure against incoming rockets trying to intercept it?

Countermeasures as in flares for jets, etc.


CBU-87, although not a missile, is pretty awesome,

edit on 10-10-2019 by highvein because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 10 2019 @ 05:13 PM
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It's a size vs payload issue. A missile, like the Maverick, is designed to be as small and powerful as possible. Chaff and flares would require pretty significantly increasing its size. You'd have to add threat receivers, processing power, the dispensers, etc. That's going to limit the platforms that can carry it, because it's going to get fairly large. It's also going to limit numbers, requiring a larger strike package for the same number of missiles.



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