Skip to comments.Russia prepared to shoot down N Korea missile: military
Posted on 06/19/2009 5:17:33 AM PDT by maquiladora
Moscow , June 19 Russia will shoot down the North Korean missile if it strays towards its air space, a top military official today said, even as the country's military is monitoring in "real time" the preparations of its renegade neighbour.
"If the North Korean missile would veer towards us, we will shoot it down. All our air and missile defence means are ready for this," Deputy Chief of General Staff Lt-Gen Aleksandr Burutin was quoted as saying by' Vesti FM's radio.
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I guess Russia isn’t too cozy with the DPRK anymore.
We all knew that Russia had an anti-missile defense system, right??
You would think zero would make the same claim for Hawaii.
I’m sure Obama is fully prepared to apologize to the Dear Leader on behalf of the Russians for engaging in an imperialist act.
Putin in 2012!
McCain in 2012!
Now we learn that Russia has it’s own missile defense all the while demanding we not have our own missile defense?
Yet these same asses will bitch and moan if we adhere to the same policy.
Duhh!! Mr. Obama are you paying attention???
Yes. The later S-300 and S-400 systems can intercept missiles.
top military official former military official today said
It’s not a secret, S-300 system has had anti-missile capabilities since the late 90’s at least.
Well, hold on a minute. We are being told that Russia has a missile defense system. But, we’ve not seen it, and we’ve not seen it in action, from what I read. So, maybe it’s a couple of sheep herders with binoculars and AK’s, out on the border?
AFAIC, I’d rather not put my money on a Russian anything, at this point.
To your other point. YES! We need, and should be building, a US missile defense capability that will protect America from whatever threat any cranky nutjob in the third world can cook up.
“Now we learn that Russia has its own missile defense all the while demanding we not have our own missile defense?”
Yeah, sure... ok.
Gotta make that birth certificate go away one way or another...
Placing any trust in the Putin dictatorship is foolish and dangerous.
They don’t. The missile has no chance of veering towards Siberia. Therefore the russkies can make any claim they want and no they won’t have to back it up. ABM technology is not about hardware, it’s about marrying hardware to advanced detection, tracking, and targeting software. The Russiansa are multi generations behind the computer tech needed to achieve what the USN can do with a modified Standard missile.
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