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Originally posted by Murcielago
you have to build it before you can sell it...that seems to be Russia's plan.
Rogue1 - The bulk of the missile shield it missile interceptors...not lasers.
The Russian Rocket Forces reportedly tested a new missile warhead, which, in President Putin's words, were capable "hitting targets at an intercontinental depth," "with a hypersonic speed, high precision and the opportunity of deep manoeuvre in terms of height and course". It was heralded as Russia's response to the U.S. missile defense and the Russian military proudly claimed that the new warhead can penetrate any missile defense system.
Originally posted by rogue1
Hell manouvering isn't any help if, the weapon is being attacked by a high powered laser.
Although Russian strategic forces are amply equipped to overcome or overwhelm the ballistic missile defenses currently being considered, though not yet deployed by the United States, Russia is still quite serious about staying abreast of any and all means it could devise to retain a strategic advantage over the United States. Citing a report in Moscow’s Trud newspaper, dated December 22, the American Foreign Policy Council describes the work of Major-General Vladimir Belous, a scientific associate of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and his proposals for additional neutralization of any missile defenses. These include upgrading Russian offensive forces to avoid or confuse interceptors, “new methods” including decoy missiles to overwhelm interceptors, and even offensively targeting U.S. missile defense facilities. Belous is quoted as saying, however, that these are only the beginning: “[T]he mission of countering the [American] missile defense system opens up a broad creative expanse for Russian designers.”
Originally posted by kozmo
Did it ever occur to Putin or any of your military masterminds that your super-maneuverable missile's ability to evade out MD isn't really an issue??? While your missile is hurtling towrd us, we are not going to wait to see if our defenses take it out - we are going to throw the whole enchilada at you guys and leave Russia a charred and radioactive mess.... it's still a guarantee of Mutual Assured Destruction.
Oh, and by the way - anyone want to bet who Russia's first customer for this new missile will be??? Anyone???
Originally posted by kozmo
What a stupidass waste of time and money!
Originally posted by Stealth Spy
If Russia had not come up with this, it would be seriously disadvantaged by not being able to effectively hit back to the US if it was attacked by the latter, by its missile defence systems.
Originally posted by COWlan
How long does the ABL has to illuminate a reentry vehicle to properly destroy it? If that time is long enough, couldn't some kind of instant vector change system be mounted on a warhead to immaediatly change vectors once it is illuminated?