My bet is on Aegis destroyers from Japan or S. Korea knocking one or two of these missiles down. Can’t wait to see the video...
My guess is that is exactly what he is up to so he can claim US aggression to keep his belicose rhetoric rising. Meanwhile, why does he need a missile? Seems to me just loading a nuke onto a ship and sending it to a US coastal city would be almost as effective as a direct hit would do, no?
The launch pads are right on the coast. This means that an Aegis could be located 13 miles away, although getting out past artillery range would be smarter, lets say 25 nm.
At 25 nm, the Aegis might not even require an SM3 to knock down the missiles (using the SM2), as the launch would likely climb up and over teh Aegis position.
“My bet is on Aegis destroyers from Japan or S. Korea knocking one or two of these missiles down. Cant wait to see the video...”
It certainly would be an excellent opportunity for quality target practice, wouldn’t it?
Don’t you think it would be easier to bomb it on the pad? Why doesn’t the US do this?