posted on May, 21 2012 @ 12:33 AM
So how about the russians stop working on their missile defenses too?
You do know that every sam since way back when has had a secondary mode for anti ballistic missile defense right?
You also know that the Russians unlike the US also staff and maintain these missile batteries around key installations right?
SO how about the Russkies put away their missile shield and we'll put away ours?
Then it'll be even steven.
As it is the Russkies are just mad that we've taken one option from their quiver of options other than total thermonuclear war off the table.
The reality is this isn't even aimed at the Russians anyway as you and several others have pointed out the Russians have enough missiles to saturate
any defense we could hope to put up. Ergo this is not even about the Russians it's about other actors who possess a more limitted but still dangerous
number of these missiles. (cough Middle East Cough Korea)
The S-300 is a series of Russian long range surface-to-air missile systems produced by NPO Almaz, all based on the initial S-300P version. The S-300
system was developed to defend against aircraft and cruise missiles for the Soviet Air Defence Forces. Subsequent variations were developed to
intercept ballistic missiles. The S-300 was jointly produced by Almaz with Samsung Group of South Korea since 1993.
That's quoted directly from the S300 wiki.... so how about the Russians give up their missile shield first in an act of good faith then maybe we can
consider giving up ours.
edit on 21-5-2012 by roguetechie because: Edit to add additional info