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Trump is pushing to boost the development of missile defense systems

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As reportedNews"The US military, Republican congressmen and military industrial lobbyists called on US President Donald Trump to provide funds for the development of the space component of the missile defense system.

The Commander of the Space and Missile Defense Forces, General James Dickinson, and the representative of the Northern Command of the US Armed Forces, Ronald Buckley, said that it is necessary to increase the orbital component of the missile defense as soon as possible. In parallel, this topic was raised by American politicians. The head of the House Committee on Armed Forces, Mac Thornberry, said it was necessary to increase funding for missile defense.

Trump is pushing to boost the development of missile defense systems


During the election campaign, Donald Trump advocated the allocation of funds for the development of the orbital component of the missile defense system with a focus on early warning systems and missile launch monitoring. Immediately after his inauguration, a message appeared on the White House website, which refers to plans to deploy a missile defense system designed to protect the US and its allies from missile threats from Iran and North Korea.

Lobbyists from the Alliance in Support of Missile Defense demand to increase spending on missile defense to 10 – 12 billion dollars annually. According to them, the missile defense function should be assigned to 200 ships of the Navy, there should be no less than 100 interceptor missiles on combat duty in the United States, the missile defense system should be deployed in Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific.

In the summer of 2017, the Spacebased Kill Assessment program will begin, under which it is planned to place sensors weighing about 10 kg on commercial satellites designed to verify the reliability of the damage to the object. The still unapproved Space Based Infrared System program provides for the launch of a new generation of satellites with infrared sensors, which allow more quickly detect rocket launches anywhere in the world.

The ground-based missile defense component is developing due to the improvement of interceptor missiles and the deployment of new positional areas, in particular, near the borders of the Russian Federation. So, in 2018, the antimissile base in Poland with the Aegis Ashore complex is to take over combat duty. A similar facility is already operating in neighboring Romania. The complex includes universal naval installations of the Mk-41 vertical launch, into which, instead of interceptors, you can load Tomahawk cruise missiles. In this case, all key military and civil infrastructure facilities in the west of the Russian Federation will be under the threat of a sudden strike.
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  1. cost
    cost 22 February 2017 07: 36
    +2
    ABM should be deployed in Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific.

    In the Middle East, why? Are you afraid that we will not leave Syria?
    1. Ampere
      Ampere 22 February 2017 07: 41
      0
      In the Middle East, we won’t leave Syria against Iran,
    2. siberalt
      siberalt 22 February 2017 08: 01
      +1
      A person who has reached the age of Trump, somewhere “pushing” is the same as teaching his father how to do children. laughing
      1. MPK105
        MPK105 22 February 2017 16: 04
        +5
        They took it off the tongue, where to push it to someone ... laughing With the upcoming all, after the shift I’ll be alive, I personally congratulate you.
  2. alex-cn
    alex-cn 22 February 2017 07: 48
    0
    Judging by the activity of the lobby, I drank there is not weak ...
  3. Altona
    Altona 22 February 2017 07: 51
    +2
    In the photo, the S-125 SAM seems to be flying the American flag. In general, the demand itself is absurd. This expensive system does not provide US missile defense.
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 22 February 2017 10: 18
      0
      "This expensive system does not provide US missile defense." And who proved this - ours have already confirmed that the US missile defense systems pose a real threat to ICBMs, all their launches from our territory their missile defense missile defense system, it sees in real time, and also accompanies missiles and warheads throughout the flight path.
      1. Oleg Monarchist
        Oleg Monarchist 22 February 2017 11: 54
        0
        And who proved this - ours have already confirmed that the US missile defense systems pose a real threat to ICBMs, all their launches from our territory their missile defense missile defense system, it sees in real time, and also accompanies missiles and warheads throughout the flight path.


        Is it possible to familiarize yourself with these "yours"?

        How is it planned to bring down missiles from the Czech Republic or some Romania, ICBM launched from the Urals, with a missile launcher?

        Give the facts to the studio, where the American missile defense successfully shot down 10-20 ballistic missiles launched simultaneously, from a multi-unit warhead, and even at the final site.
        1. Vadim237
          Vadim237 22 February 2017 18: 27
          0
          They haven’t shot down yet - more precisely, they shot down medium-range ballistic missiles, but not ICBMs, but they can see and accompany all launches from our and not only territory - soon new missiles will come up, they will then shoot down.
          1. Oleg Monarchist
            Oleg Monarchist 22 February 2017 19: 05
            0
            soon new missiles will come up, they will then shoot down.


            And what rockets? With a range of 5000-7000 km. ???? Do not make me laugh

            but they can see and accompany all launches from our and not only territory


            Than? With radars? From Europe or the Pacific? Can not. Do satellites use? So we can "detect" and "accompany" launches from the United States. Useless from this. What will you shoot down? In the active part of the flight, you can still, but after the separation of the warhead, you start to shoot down.
            1. Vadim237
              Vadim237 22 February 2017 22: 54
              0
              "And what missiles? With a range of 5000-7000 km. ???? Do not tell." But these are eMRBM air launch targets
              1. Oleg Monarchist
                Oleg Monarchist 23 February 2017 13: 03
                0
                What does any target have to do with it? I tell you about what missile defense missiles from the Czech Republic, Poland, or Romania are planned to destroy ICBMs, such as those acquired from Transbaikalia, for example?
                The longest flight range of American missile defense missiles is 700 km.
  4. Ampere
    Ampere 22 February 2017 08: 06
    0
    It turns out that at the right moment theirs turns into an offensive installation with tamahawk missiles - double standards.
  5. Altona
    Altona 22 February 2017 09: 10
    0
    Quote: Ampere
    It turns out that at the right moment theirs turns into an offensive installation with tamahawk missiles - double standards.

    ---------------------------
    Well, yes, and a direct violation of the INF Treaty.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 22 February 2017 10: 50
      +2
      "in which instead of interceptors you can load Tomahawk cruise missiles." ////

      They can, it doesn’t mean - they downloaded.
      It is easy to agree on mutual inspections of these facilities (including sudden ones)
      and Iskander complexes. After all, they can also be loaded with long-range missiles
      or nuclear weapons. But also - does not mean that downloaded.
      1. Munchhausen
        Munchhausen 23 February 2017 22: 21
        0
        If there is a technical possibility to download, consider that you downloaded.
  6. kaserog
    kaserog 22 February 2017 10: 16
    0
    and if our engines don’t deliver to them, what will they display the space component for?
    1. Slovak
      Slovak 22 February 2017 11: 11
      0
      make trampolines themselves ...
  7. Slovak
    Slovak 22 February 2017 11: 10
    0
    With one hand, the Pentagon writes petitions for the allocation of funds for new satellites, with the other hand articles about Russian killers of these satellites. Conclusion: cut and rollback is a holy and transnational affair.
  8. Munchhausen
    Munchhausen 23 February 2017 22: 19
    0
    Quote: voyaka uh

    It is easy to agree on mutual inspections of these facilities (including sudden ones)

    How do you imagine that?)
    In case of preparation for war, the monitoring group will be liquidated, the nomenclature of weapons will be provided.