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Pentagon: US THAAD intercepts "North Korean rocket analogue"

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The US military command reports the successful interception of a missile over the Pacific Ocean. The interception was carried out as part of testing the US missile defense system. It is reported by the news agency Associated Press with reference to the US military sources.

It is noteworthy that the material speaks of the interception of a rocket, “close in its parameters to the North Korean,” the one whose successful tests were recently announced in Pyongyang. Stated that the rocket was produced from the board of a strategic military transport aircraft Boeing C-17 Globemaster III. Ammunition, according to a representative of the Pentagon, was destroyed using the complex THAAD.

Pentagon: US THAAD intercepts "North Korean rocket analogue"


At the same time, there is no information about the area in the Pacific Ocean that the “close to North Korean” missile was hit. According to some reports, it happened off the coast of Alaska - in the region of the Aleutian Islands. A combat training launch of an antimissile in this area can be justified by the fact that the North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile is capable of reaching the state of Alaska. Another question is how close in terms of its parameters can a rocket fired from a military transport aircraft, one that was tested by launching from the ground - from a North Korean military training ground?

From a US missile defense agency report:
Successfully conducted a test of the THAAD system with respect to medium-range ballistic missiles can improve defensive capabilities and reduce the risks from growing threats from North Korea and some other countries.
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  1. iliitchitch
    iliitchitch 12 July 2017 06: 01
    +4
    The worst of “some other countries” is North Korea. Of course, no doubt.
    No wonder you Indians at one time cut off tongue-tied languages, there were specific men.
    1. Anarchist
      Anarchist 12 July 2017 06: 10
      +22
      Quote: iliitch
      The worst of “some other countries” is North Korea. Of course, no doubt.
      No wonder you Indians at one time cut off tongue-tied languages, there were specific men.

      Specific men for beads are not for sale! Here in the DPRK, one specific one is available. The glitter is not conducted ...
      1. Lukich
        Lukich 12 July 2017 06: 23
        +6
        Quote: Anarchist
        Specific men for beads are not for sale! Here in the DPRK, one specific one is available. The glitter is not conducted ...

        more as it is. he made such a cult of his name, no Indian leader dreamed
        1. iliitchitch
          iliitchitch 12 July 2017 06: 47
          +1
          Quote: Lukich
          more as it is. he made such a cult of his name, no Indian leader dreamed


          So he didn’t arrange - by inheritance + people. But the fly in America’s loaf is pretty good, for which I respect him from me.
      2. iliitchitch
        iliitchitch 12 July 2017 06: 30
        +1
        Quote: Anarchist
        Specific men for beads are not for sale! Here in the DPRK, one specific one is available. The glitter is not conducted ...


        laughing So that Chingachkuk hangs on beads ??? Yes, do not see him 100 scalps of enemies on the saddle then. The tribal tomahawk will be taken away. And they will be right. And the squig of his lodge will leave forever. wassat
  2. aszzz888
    aszzz888 12 July 2017 06: 15
    +5
    the material talks about intercepting a rocket, "Close in its parameters to the North Korean" -

    ... a storm of applause from the Mericatos weapons! laughing bully ... coped and filled up the latest technology of northerners laughing laughing
    1. iliitchitch
      iliitchitch 12 July 2017 06: 38
      +3
      Quote: aszzz888
      ... a storm of applause from the Mericatos weapons! ..


      I would even say “long, ongoing applause”, as at the 26th Congress of the CPSU.
  3. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 12 July 2017 06: 19
    +4
    At the Regnum, it seemed there was a rapprochement between China and Japan, yes, yes. This is a terrible dream for the USA. From here, Korea emerged and part of Okinawa was returned to the Japanese.
    1. iliitchitch
      iliitchitch 12 July 2017 06: 42
      +1
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      At the Regnum, it seemed there was a rapprochement between China and Japan, yes, yes. This is a terrible dream for the USA. From here, Korea emerged and part of Okinawa was returned to the Japanese.


      Oh, come on, there was a run. Grandmother kissed jelly. These bros are still. And the Chinese are right in life.
      1. Mavrikiy
        Mavrikiy 12 July 2017 17: 20
        +1
        Quote: iliitch
        Quote: Mavrikiy
        At the Regnum, it seemed there was a rapprochement between China and Japan, yes, yes. This is a terrible dream for the USA. From here, Korea emerged and part of Okinawa was returned to the Japanese.

        Oh, come on, there was a run. Grandmother kissed jelly. These bros are still. And the Chinese are right in life.

        Kissel? Well, let's estimate the likelihood. Russia and Qatar, how they are friends. The USA decided to strangle us, as you know, to lay the Qatar-EU gas pipeline through Syria (it rested, infection). Qatar is enemy number 1 for us. But we unloaded Syria, announced "there will be no kina!" ..... And everyone understood. The United States decided to ship the EU with its LNG, and Qatar immediately began to buy packages of our NGK. And he sold his gas to us, in the bud, so that we would sell it. Scheme .... we sell our gas as Qatari in Europe, and Qatari somewhere else as ours. And there will be pipelines and pressur for Shtatsk LNG (the price of Qatari gas is lower than ours, and the price of LNG ....). And the states will turn on the machine to print subsidies to their earners ..... And you say jelly ....
        If a soul opens in wide eyes, then truth is hidden in narrow eyes. And then the East business .... No, just different goals of civilizations.
  4. Banishing liberoids
    Banishing liberoids 12 July 2017 07: 04
    +2
    Eun just grinned, he had a hundred types of missiles, and maybe the United States intercepted the missile, more precisely, an analogue with not the most outstanding characteristics.
    1. Xnumx vis
      Xnumx vis 12 July 2017 13: 23
      0
      Cycle rickshaw rides around Washington ... Squinting eyes, clicks ... Mysteriously smiling. They carry hundreds of suitcases in the trunk of their small vehicles. What is in these suitcases ...? In response, the mysterious smiles of Korean rickshaws.
    2. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 12 July 2017 13: 27
      +1
      Quote: Exorcist Liberoids
      more precisely, an analogue not with the most outstanding characteristics.

      They got ... And, after all, it is not reported about the "analogue": the mattresses "had it with them", or did they fix a "cover version" with a specialist? request
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 12 July 2017 07: 31
    +2
    US THAAD system intercepted "analogue of the North Korean missile"

    You can congratulate the Americans - they carried out the interception of a rocket of the 60s, well of the 70s. And today is 2017!
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 12 July 2017 10: 07
      0
      And what is the most breakthrough, today's missiles differ from missiles of the 70s - they have one principle of operation. And the United States has an air-launched infantry-launch vehicle, they have only the freedom to put warheads on them.
    2. iliitchitch
      iliitchitch 12 July 2017 12: 01
      +1
      Quote: rotmistr60
      You can congratulate the Americans - they carried out the interception of a rocket of the 60s, well of the 70s. And today is 2017!


      And they will not say that the goal was along the declared trajectory, “at 6:00 it will start galactically from A to B”. Only everything is very complicated, yes. Introductory - A flies farting at a height of N.
      Piperoni them on the gray matter - REFERENCE, damn it! SUCH AMERICANS ah love. Uh, uh, you don’t think anything like that, I just said like a browser laughing
  6. g1washntwn
    g1washntwn 12 July 2017 08: 28
    +1
    Of the readers, I alone drew attention to the fact that the Americans did not stop the air launch program?
    If so, their transporters should also be equated with strategic nuclear forces carriers.
  7. pvv113
    pvv113 12 July 2017 09: 01
    +1
    US military command reports successful rocket interception

    To Americans, and especially the Pentagon, to believe - do not respect yourself hi
  8. Kostadinov
    Kostadinov 12 July 2017 09: 33
    0
    It’s not good. Some 30 years ago they destroyed Soviet mbrs with X-ray lasers and today they have only reached the interception of the North Korean average radius. If things continue like this in 30 years, they will not be able to intercept improvised rockets of the Islamic state.
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 12 July 2017 10: 09
      0
      “Somewhere 30 years ago, they destroyed Soviet mbrs with X-ray lasers.” Here, in more detail, where and when?
  9. Kostadinov
    Kostadinov 12 July 2017 11: 00
    0
    Quote: Vadim237
    “Somewhere 30 years ago, they destroyed Soviet mbrs with X-ray lasers.” Here, in more detail, where and when?

    Maybe a bit of youth you do not have information. This hit during the "perestroika" period and looked like this: when Soviet missiles take off in thousands, then thousands of missiles are launched from Shchat submarines and each of them has an X-ray laser with dozens of rods and nuclear pumping. One rod is capable of destroying one mbr combat unit. Everything was painted colorful and shown on a computer. Of course, they didn’t beat anything like that and never will, but then they dreamed about it and scared Gorbachev. Now they also have nothing but a bluff, but they have come down to the kinetic interceptors of one war block.
    1. Oleg Monarchist
      Oleg Monarchist 12 July 2017 13: 15
      0
      Yes ... they showed cartoons-fantasies as they would destroy hundreds of Soviet ICBMs. But so in the cartoons-fantasy this remains. laughing
  10. tchack
    tchack 12 July 2017 11: 48
    +2
    In response, the DPRK Ministry of Defense said: North Korean missile successfully circumvented the interception of an analogue of the American THAAD system.
  11. Old26
    Old26 12 July 2017 13: 19
    +1
    Sickened up? But in vain! The system showed a high modernization potential. Originally designed to defeat BR with a range of 3500 km, it hit a target with a range of 5000 km. And this is a rather alarming symptom. The ability in certain situations to intercept ICBM blocks not of strategic missile defense, but of tactical (battlefield).

    As for the fact that the Americans conducted the interception according to a "well-known scenario." And, sorry, others intercept differently? What, on Sary-Shagan with Kapyara dozens of trajectories? And there and there are not synchronized CEB? And on Shagan do not know the moment of start up to milliseconds? Naive. All combat training courses follow the same scenarios in all countries of the world. Unpredictable can be a military interception.

    Quote: Kostadinov
    Quote: Vadim237
    “Somewhere 30 years ago, they destroyed Soviet mbrs with X-ray lasers.” Here, in more detail, where and when?

    Maybe a bit of youth you do not have information. This hit during the "perestroika" period and looked like this: when Soviet missiles take off in thousands, then thousands of missiles are launched from Shchat submarines and each of them has an X-ray laser with dozens of rods and nuclear pumping. One rod is capable of destroying one mbr combat unit. Everything was painted colorful and shown on a computer. Of course, they didn’t beat anything like that and never will, but then they dreamed about it and scared Gorbachev. Now they also have nothing but a bluff, but they have come down to the kinetic interceptors of one war block.

    You are not quite right. Although the X-ray laser had dozens of rods, they were arranged so as to focus at one point. In fact, a single laser could spawn one warhead. Expensive, but guaranteed. "Excalibur", as far as I remember, was tested at the Nevada training ground. But the program of "Star Wars" has already come to naught.
    1. Oleg Monarchist
      Oleg Monarchist 12 July 2017 14: 46
      0
      Old26
      Sickened up? But in vain! The system showed a high modernization potential. Originally designed to defeat BR with a range of 3500 km, it hit a target with a range of 5000 km. And this is a rather alarming symptom. The ability in certain situations to intercept ICBM blocks not of strategic missile defense, but of tactical (battlefield).


      Did not try to find out what kind of rocket acted as a target?
      The Americans have the only medium-range missile suitable for the parameters corresponding to North Korean missiles.
      This is PGM-17 Thor (eng. PGM-17 Thor) adopted by the United States in 1958 year. Discontinued in 1963 year, because of her complete and hopeless wretchedness. laughing even in those days.
      They would have trained at V-2. laughing
  12. Old26
    Old26 12 July 2017 14: 07
    0
    Quote: g1washntwn
    Of the readers, I alone drew attention to the fact that the Americans did not stop the air launch program?
    If so, their transporters should also be equated with strategic nuclear forces carriers.

    Work on the "Air Launch" may go, but launches are made by target missiles. And besides, the agreement clearly states that they are carriers of strategic weapons.
    1. g1washntwn
      g1washntwn 12 July 2017 14: 34
      +1
      Compliance with the rules? Do you yourself at least a gram believe in the "word of a gentleman"?
      As soon as the edge of the ABM Treaty came up, the Americans jumped off it without hesitation, by this time they were already sure that the collapsing USSR had neither the strength nor the opportunity to collapse on the second Cuban crisis.
      The air launch program was supposedly curtailed, since a similar system would have appeared in the USSR anyway and this would negate all its advantages. Now we see that the United States is using it successfully, albeit as you say, with target missiles. You can poke contracts under your nose as much as you want, hide behind commercial launches, etc. but initially this system was tested under the air launch of ICBMs. And since a transporter is capable of launching an ICBM, it is a carrier of strategic nuclear forces, although it is not included in the list of existing treaties, almost all types of NATO aircraft (for a moment, non-nuclear countries) that are capable of carrying the American nuclear weapons and which, contrary to the agreements, are trained are not included in it. do.
      A special platform for an air launch of a rocket loaded in any C5 makes it such a carrier that is outside the existing agreements on the limitation thereof.
  13. Old26
    Old26 13 July 2017 06: 41
    0
    Quote: Oleg Monarchist
    Old26
    Sickened up? But in vain! The system showed a high modernization potential. Originally designed to defeat BR with a range of 3500 km, it hit a target with a range of 5000 km. And this is a rather alarming symptom. The ability in certain situations to intercept ICBM blocks not of strategic missile defense, but of tactical (battlefield).

    Did not try to find out what kind of rocket acted as a target?
    The Americans have the only medium-range missile suitable for the parameters corresponding to North Korean missiles.
    This is PGM-17 Thor (eng. PGM-17 Thor) adopted by the United States in 1958 year. Discontinued in 1963 year, because of her complete and hopeless wretchedness. laughing even in those days.
    They would have trained at V-2. laughing

    Now in the hospital and access to resources is extremely limited. But you're not quite right about target missiles. They have at least three types of such missiles with a range of more than a thousand kilometers. In addition, they occasionally use LVs of the Minotaur type for these purposes (I have not yet been able to say how many times have used them). So their targets are not miserable.

    Quote: g1washntwn
    Compliance with the rules? Do you yourself at least a gram believe in the "word of a gentleman"?
    As soon as the edge of the ABM Treaty came up, the Americans jumped off it without hesitation, by this time they were already sure that the collapsing USSR had neither the strength nor the opportunity to collapse on the second Cuban crisis.
    The air launch program was supposedly curtailed, since a similar system would have appeared in the USSR anyway and this would negate all its advantages. Now we see that the United States is using it successfully, albeit as you say, with target missiles. You can poke contracts under your nose as much as you want, hide behind commercial launches, etc. but initially this system was tested under the air launch of ICBMs. And since a transporter is capable of launching an ICBM, it is a carrier of strategic nuclear forces, although it is not included in the list of existing treaties, almost all types of NATO aircraft (for a moment, non-nuclear countries) that are capable of carrying the American nuclear weapons and which, contrary to the agreements, are trained are not included in it. do.
    A special platform for an air launch of a rocket loaded in any C5 makes it such a carrier that is outside the existing agreements on the limitation thereof.

    You are probably already the 10th or 20th who I am asked this question when they start to write that they can’t be trusted now. Therefore, the same question: give examples of their regular violation of strategic agreements.
    As for the ABM treaty, there is an article in its text stating that any of the parties can withdraw from it if it is in its interests. The only condition is to report this in 6 months. The condition of their compliance. Exactly such an article is in any contract. Both in the INF Treaty and in the START Treaty.

    Further. Back in the late 70s, the issue of using civil or transport aircraft was discussed. Since then, the carriers of strategic nuclear weapons are only bombers of certain types.

    The air launch tests were carried out at the Minutmen-1 ICBM. There were several experiments to test the very possibility of starting. Nobody knows how realistic the application would be, because they didn’t shoot at the training ground. This experiment is similar to our Hippo-2. Only the fact of possibility is established. The same thing now and? Air launching targets