Skip to comments.Ground-based Midcourse Defense
Posted on 06/03/2017 9:42:05 AM PDT by darkwing104
The Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system destroyed a mock intercontinental ballistic missile over the Pacific last Tuesday. The test revealed the efficacy of a new hit-to-kill vehicle meant to protect the United States against ballistic missile threats.
The interception of the mock ICBM fired from Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands validated the performance of the GMD interceptor missile which was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
The test was necessary to move forward with US plans to add eight more interceptors to the inventory by the end of 2017, bringing the total to 44 fielded interceptors.
All indications are that all our system performed exactly as designed, Vice Adm. James Syring, director of the Missile Defense Agency, told reporters Wednesday at a Pentagon briefing. Syring said the threat scenario was specifically designed with North Korean and Iranian capabilities in mind. I was confident before the test that we had the capability to defeat any threat that [North Korea or Iran] would throw at us, he said, adding that "the test confirmed just that."
Tuesdays test was the maiden flight of the CE-2 block 1 interceptor, which uses extensive modified divert thrusters to correct previous problems with the guidance of the kill vehicle. Divert thrusters are the small servomotors that make course adjustments to improve the intercepting missiles capability to destroy its target. The upgraded CE-2 block 1 focused on the boost vehicle, improved avionics and control that would make it a more reliable interceptor.
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Have a look. You might enjoy it.
Incidentally, political correctness had nothing to do with the choice of ethnicity of the main character. I just wanted a character that would fit the plot.
I vaguely recall having read that (probably in 65 or 66) and enjoying it. Liked the concept at the time. I wonder where those boxes of old sci fi magazines got off to.
Looks like a big middle finger. Appropriate.
Thank God for Ronald Reagan who had the fortitude to push “Star Wars”. Thank God for those who work tirelessly to make our defense the vanguard of America’s “Peace Through Strength.” We live in perilous times and thank God we have President Trump.
“The upgraded CE-2 block 1 focused on the boost vehicle”
Not the RV’s, so they didn’t really hit a bullet with a bullet.
This would be like killing a female roach before she drops her egg sac.
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