posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 03:22 AM
The solution is RIM-161 Standard SM-3, who is already in operation
Since 2002, a total of 19 SM-3 missiles have been fired in 16 different test events resulting in 16 intercepts against threat-representative full-size
and more challenging subscale unitary and full-size targets with separating warheads. In addition, a modified Aegis BMD/SM-3 system successfully
destroyed a malfunctioning U.S. satellite by hitting the satellite in the right spot to negate the hazardous fuel tank at the highest closure rate of
any ballistic missile defense technology ever attempted.
The authors of the SM-3 study cited only tests involving unitary targets, and chose not to cite the five successful intercepts in six attempts against
separating targets, which, because of their increased speed and small size, pose a much more challenging target for the SM-3 than a much larger
unitary target missile. They also did not mention the fact the system is successfully intercepting targets much smaller than probable threat missiles
on a routine basis, and have attained test scores that many other Defense Department programs aspire to attain.