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.
What the hell is wrong with the world when you agree with russia’s leader more than your own? First Putin’s Davos speech warning the US against trending toward socialism and now pro missile defense.....the whole world is backwards...
The first real and successful ABM hit-to-kill test was conducted by the Soviet PVO forces on March 1, 1961. An experimental V-1000 missile (part of the "A" ABM programme) launched from the Sary-Shagan test range, destroyed a dummy warhead released by a R-12 ballistic missile launched from the Kapustin Yar cosmodrome. The dummy warhead was destroyed by the impact of 18 thousand tungsten-carbide spherical impactors 140 seconds after launch, at an altitude of 25 km. The V-1000 missile system was nonetheless considered not reliable enough and abandoned in favor of nuclear-tipped ABMs.
The only other ICBM ABM system to reach production was the Soviet A-35 system. It was initially a single-layer exoatmospheric (outside the atmosphere) design, using the Galosh (SH-01/ABM-1) interceptor. It was deployed at four sites around Moscow in the early 1970s.
Originally intended to be a larger deployment, the system was downsized to the two sites allowed under the 1972 ABM treaty. It was upgraded in the 1980s to a two-layer system, the A-135. The Gorgon (SH-11/ABM-4) long-range missile was designed to handle intercepts outside the atmosphere, and the Gazelle (SH-08/ABM-3) short-range missile endoatmospheric intercepts that eluded Gorgon. ABM-3 was considered to be technologically equivalent to the United States Safeguard system of the 1970s
I think Russia is only looking for an excuse to show off some firepower.
Why don’t we do the same? Tell North Korea that if it gets close to the USA we will shoot it down?
Barry won’t do that, after all that apologizing he’s done running around the world he’s gotta keep face, ‘ya know.
Russia has the S-300, the S-400, and for taking on MIRV’d ICBM’s, a nuclear tipped warhead interceptor system. And that doesn’t include any satellite or laser weaponry the Russians have at their disposal.
Thanks for the reference.