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Originally posted by dazed and confused
beeing canadian, its always been urban legand that the american missle defence project, or the starwars project if we are talking about the same thing, would intercept missles over canadian airspace, leaving canada with the fall out? you guys seem to know stuff. is this true?
Originally posted by Rasputin13
Also, for all we know, this is a plan by our government to begin another arms race with countries like China and Russia. They will spend billions trying to develop missiles that can make it past the defense systems that they think we have, whether we have them or not. That's billions of dollars that isn't going into their economies and isn't going into defense of their homelands. Everyday, that brings them closer to collapse and closer to overthrow by their unhappy citizens. Maybe it's a pipe dream, I don't know. But I refuse to believe that this missile defense system is just "star wars" and will serve no useful purpose.
Originally posted by Zion Mainframe
Just look at a cruise missile, they fly low, and fast, impossible to detect by a MDS satellite (I think). This program is a perfect example of a huge waste of money by The Pentagon, just like the F/A-22, Commanche, V-22, DDX programs.
Originally posted by FredT
I thought that the SBIRS High could be used for this purpose? Not 100% sure of this and the Alaska based F-15C's with the ASRA are to be used with the Aim-120C for cruise missile defence according to a AWST article a while back.
Hasn't Russia claimed that they are developing maneuverable warhead capable of penetrating the BMD?
A major international concern is that the US and Russia have both signed multiple treaties that prohibit us from building defenses against the other's ICBMs. Of couse, the idea of working together on an MDS could help resolve this. Still, people worry that if we will reneg on that agreement, what else will we go back on?