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US ordered a new batch of missiles for THAAD

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The US continues to increase its missile defense capabilities. The press service of Lockheed Martin Corp. reports that the United States Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has ordered the production of a new batch of interceptor missiles worth $ 459 million.


In Lockheed Martin, they point out that in just 2017-2018 for years, the US government ordered interceptor missiles worth $ 1,28 billion - all of them are for the US Army High Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) systems.

US ordered a new batch of missiles for THAAD


THAAD is a key element of the US missile defense system, protecting military targets, localities and critical infrastructure from short-range and medium-range ballistic missiles. To date, MDA has already received more than 200 interceptor missiles, all 15 test launches have been successful.

THAAD is a ground-based mobile missile defense system for high-altitude over-atmospheric interception of medium-range missiles. The system was developed by Lockheed Martin Corporation in 90-e, and in 2006, the mass production of rocket complexes started. Today, THAAD complexes are deployed in the United States, the United Arab Emirates and South Korea, and their deployment in Japan and Saudi Arabia is planned, "Warspot"
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  1. NEXUS
    NEXUS 31 January 2018 13: 14
    +4
    And our Prometheus is only in the plans so far. Although we need it yesterday.
    1. Muvka
      Muvka 31 January 2018 13: 45
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      And what, yesterday we were attacked with medium and short-range ballistic missiles yesterday? I didn’t know ...
      1. NEXUS
        NEXUS 31 January 2018 13: 48
        +2
        Quote: Muvka
        And what, yesterday we were attacked with medium and short-range ballistic missiles yesterday? I didn’t know ...

        Do you think that delays in the modernization of the same Nakhimov are hindered only because of Zircon? In addition, one thing is the A-235 Nudol, which will be delivered only in Moscow with the DON-2M, and the other is the S-500 with roughly the same tasks ,all around Russia.
        1. Muvka
          Muvka 31 January 2018 13: 58
          +1
          And why did we need the S-500 yesterday? You tell me that. Sometimes it seems to me that you are raving.
          1. NEXUS
            NEXUS 31 January 2018 14: 20
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            Quote: Muvka
            And why did we need the S-500 yesterday? You tell me that. Sometimes it seems to me that you are raving.

            Dear, the meaning of what I said apparently does not reach you ... first, our fleets are not replenished with surface ships of the first rank, from the word at all. And Nakhimov’s modernization is speedy, it can increase the combat power of the fleet very significantly. Secondly, they often groan and cry that we cover only Moscow and St. Petersburg, and other million-plus cities sideways ... and so the S-500 is done just to to cover not only Moscow from strikes from space. I would like to answer you more sharply, but I already have 9 warnings.
  2. Steve57
    Steve57 1 February 2018 05: 58
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    In the American air defense and missile defense systems compactness is pleasing! Both missile interceptors and their launchers.