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Star Wars architect told how to counter Russian super-weapons

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One of the architects of the SDI program, known in 80 as “star wars,” a specialist in international relations, an honorary professor at Boston University, Angelo Codevilla, called tools that would help the United States significantly reduce the threat from Russia's newest weapons.




“To counteract the latest Russian and Chinese weapons, it does not make sense to fully reproduce SDI, which is now obsolete, but some of its elements have not lost their relevance today, so the US military should pay particular attention to them,” the professor said. Lenta.ru report.

He believes that two orbital-based systems will be able to withstand the latest Russian missiles: “optical sensors detecting ground launches and lasers that destroy missiles”

The expert emphasizes that these systems "will allow the intercept of a ballistic missile exclusively on takeoff (that is, before the split head with the individual guidance units detaches from the carrier)."

According to him, “such a laser was ready to launch in the USA in 1978 year, and by now such technologies have advanced far ahead.” It is from space that the easiest way to destroy a rocket taking off - the laser beam is not refracted there, as in the atmosphere.

For detecting an early launch, Codevilla considers “systems like the SBIRS (Space-Based Infrared System) as part of a group in low earth orbit (i.e. SBIRS Low)” effective. Work on the relevant project in the United States was frozen back in 1972 (only SBIRS High elements are currently deployed).

“By means of space-based, currently available to the United States, it is almost impossible to intercept flying hypersonic drones. Today, eliminating the threat of such weapons can only be done by destroying the enemy’s corresponding launch pads, ”Codeville concludes.
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  1. Kisso4kin
    Kisso4kin April 5 2018 12: 57
    +1
    Why dug it up? There are no more fools (spotted, wino) ...
  2. Vadivak
    Vadivak April 5 2018 12: 57
    +6
    Quote: ......
    Space-based facilities currently available to the United States.

    Withdraw, blow two barrels with bolts in orbit and forget about space wars for many years .....
    1. Serge Gorely
      Serge Gorely April 5 2018 13: 03
      +4
      Quote: Vadivak
      Quote: ......
      Space-based facilities currently available to the United States.

      Put two barrels with bolts in orbit and forget about space wars for many years .....

      This is not serious! Iron Man is connected to the host computer. Captain America looks down at the satellites. People X clean Russians on earth .... America won !!!
      1. hrych
        hrych April 5 2018 13: 16
        +4
        Quote: Serge Gorely
        Captain America looks down at the satellites.

        They have a superhero: man-gov ... feces, smear any wassat
        1. Serge Gorely
          Serge Gorely April 5 2018 13: 28
          +4
          Fathers-lights! Why was Boris Johnson shaved bald ????
      2. u1977020556
        u1977020556 April 5 2018 13: 46
        +2
        tochnik)) from American films I also started to feel sick.
    2. dorz
      dorz April 5 2018 13: 03
      +1
      The Americans will continue to increase the range of missile defense, in the hope of guaranteed destruction of Russian missiles at the booster stage.
      1. u1977020556
        u1977020556 April 5 2018 17: 41
        +1
        the keyword is "in hope." That's when the Red Rooster will knock out the Blue Eye, we can add to this: "One-eyed dreamed")
    3. Vladimir 5
      Vladimir 5 April 5 2018 14: 17
      +1
      Yes, even when the United States launched millions of steel needles, and space is too vast for millions of needles ... Missile launchers are detected in the heat trail, so launch from the first stage of the airplane type take-off under a civilian air fleet, and there is nothing to detect at the main primary take-off stage. The cosmic set of counteractions is already beginning to learn how to remove, that’s how to put out the correction light from orbits, it will begin to bomb Asia and Africa, as well as the Russian Federation ... The struggle for primacy is permanent in the arms and threats race, and the USA is no longer without competition ...
      1. SETTGF
        SETTGF April 6 2018 23: 03
        0
        The Americans didn’t launch millions of needles ... it was ours that frightened them that we would knock down all their satellites and space interceptors with needles!
  3. Egorovich
    Egorovich April 5 2018 13: 04
    +4
    If such a laser were ready at the mattress by 1978, then it would have long flown in space. How do these tears love to sculpt a hunchback. And they themselves believe in it, blessed ones.
    1. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter April 5 2018 13: 07
      +2
      Quote: Egorovich
      And they themselves believe in it, blessed ones.

      Guided by the principle: "Until you believe it - no one will believe." .
      1. Egorovich
        Egorovich April 5 2018 13: 16
        +2
        They beat everyone with their wunderwaffles. Half of the fe-35s cannot fly, for technical reasons. "Petriot" dives at the head of his own military among the Saudis. "Abrams" burn like candles in Iraq and the Turks.
        1. bouncyhunter
          bouncyhunter April 5 2018 13: 20
          +2
          And behind all this disgrace we see the shadow of the Darkest. laughing
          1. axxmanm
            axxmanm April 5 2018 21: 34
            +1
            and who is the darkest? abama? rottenberg? Dudaev marmots?
        2. bulvas
          bulvas April 5 2018 13: 21
          +1
          Pasha, hello!
          hi

          Quote: Egorovich
          They beat everyone with their wunderwaffles. Half of the fe-35s cannot fly, for technical reasons. "Petriot" dives at the head of his own military among the Saudis. "Abrams" burn like candles in Iraq and the Turks.


          Let them do whatever they want, maybe someday paper will run out of money print
          1. JonnyT
            JonnyT April 5 2018 13: 43
            +1
            You all laugh, and the professor says real things.
            Putting a dozen combat orbital lasers into 3 orbit for Americans is not such a problem. I think that the problem will be in “aiming” at the target
            Remember about our Scythian

            Like it or not, the world is waiting for the militarization of space
            1. Vadim237
              Vadim237 April 5 2018 19: 05
              0
              They remembered - and in which case a similar project will appear in Russia in a new shell
        3. Shahno
          Shahno April 5 2018 13: 32
          +1
          Well, you give ... And did not try to analyze. Or did you collect all the fakes in one movie? What they tell you, as if not always so. It’s not funny anymore .... Who are you sending these slogans to? There is a target audience, yes, of course, so what ...
        4. u1977020556
          u1977020556 April 5 2018 14: 05
          +1
          Abrams - this is according to Zadornov Abrams in the plural)) It sounds funny, it's like calling a rocket like shampoo - Head & Shoulders. Paint more Make the shape elegant ... Then it will dive in the wrong direction and fulfill its purpose. Errors and deception "will not" - the name will confirm the appointment, there will be high efficiency - made in America)).
  4. helmi8
    helmi8 April 5 2018 13: 07
    +1
    It is from space that it is easiest to destroy an incoming rocket - there the laser beam does not refract, as in the atmosphere.

    And right there
    Eliminating the threat of such weapons today is only possible by destroying the enemy’s respective launch pads, ”concludes Codevill.

    But what, the laser beam to the launch pad will not pass through the atmosphere from space? It seems that the man has seen enough of Hollywood films about lasers and blasters ... lol
    1. Sneaky Urus
      Sneaky Urus April 5 2018 13: 12
      +1
      even worse. He protects that ICBMs will take off exclusively in sunny weather.
      1. u1977020556
        u1977020556 April 5 2018 14: 06
        +1
        considers and not "protects"
        1. Sneaky Urus
          Sneaky Urus April 5 2018 16: 40
          +1
          What, and "sovetsky" is written as "Soviet"? winked
    2. Vadim237
      Vadim237 April 5 2018 13: 18
      +2
      There was a project, bombardments from orbit, using kinetic rods, based on Trident ICBMs.
    3. Shahno
      Shahno April 5 2018 14: 27
      +1
      But what, the expert didn’t say correctly? The megawatnik is very vulnerable when the MBR tries to promote the warhead. And in order to break through to power, there isn’t enough power, and it’s understandable that they will interfere .. The problem is that if someone tries to remove the devices from a low orbit, clear them in advance, it will be badly estimated ... And since the 100 MgV laser is probably not will allow the IBR to reach its potential.
  5. Observer2014
    Observer2014 April 5 2018 13: 08
    +2
    Will Poseidon be tracked? Success crying
  6. Denis Obukhov
    Denis Obukhov April 5 2018 13: 33
    0
    In general, in the World War II only 2 options are possible ...
    Russia will win
    Our planet will turn into an asteroid belt ...
  7. Denis Obukhov
    Denis Obukhov April 5 2018 13: 36
    +1
    Missed the main thing. Gorbachev also needs to be returned. Without this fool, nothing will come of it.
    1. u1977020556
      u1977020556 April 5 2018 14: 10
      0
      Tochnyak))) It’s generally necessary to appoint him there - the matter will end with Perestroika No. 2))))
  8. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt April 5 2018 14: 19
    0
    If they deploy such a group, then in peacetime the enemy will not naturally touch it. And this can give some head start to the Americans when applying BSU, because time for our, and especially Chinese (at the moment) "otvetka" will be even less, because to answer in the conditions of such a system, this means knowingly acting in unfavorable conditions.
    But this is of course decades, so the calculation of the superiority of the combat potential of our missiles over their missile defense is a true and only right thing.
  9. HMR333
    HMR333 April 5 2018 14: 32
    0
    brilliant))) and even better energy shield like in star wars!
  10. flicker
    flicker April 5 2018 14: 42
    +1
    that two orbital-based systems will be able to withstand the latest Russian missiles: “optical sensors detecting ground launches, and lasers that destroy missiles”
    and what to do with the Russian "Poseidons"?
    An honorary professor at Boston University, Angelo Codevilla, called the means that will help the United States significantly reduce the threat from the latest Russian weapons.
    And the professor forgot the most important means: urgently put all American politicians in psychiatric hospitals.
  11. Operator
    Operator April 5 2018 16: 00
    0
    Against scrap - EMP from a high-altitude nuclear explosion - no reception satellites.
  12. Old26
    Old26 April 5 2018 16: 23
    0
    Quote: Egorovich
    If such a laser were ready at the mattress by 1978, then it would have long flown in space. How do these tears love to sculpt a hunchback. And they themselves believe in it, blessed ones.

    Well, the Escalibur (nuclear-pumped) then passed the test. Laser at the orbital station? Maybe he was ready, but they had no station at that time.

    Quote: helmi8
    It is from space that it is easiest to destroy an incoming rocket - there the laser beam does not refract, as in the atmosphere.

    And right there
    Eliminating the threat of such weapons today is only possible by destroying the enemy’s respective launch pads, ”concludes Codevill.

    But what, the laser beam to the launch pad will not pass through the atmosphere from space? It seems that the man has seen enough of Hollywood films about lasers and blasters ... lol

    Well, he has some stretch. The truth is not so much associated with the launch and its destruction - it is an axiom that they will not take off then, but with the fact that modern missiles have a short active section of the trajectory. And this means that breeding will begin in the atmosphere, albeit in its upper layers. In any case, the "refraction" will be

    Quote: Sneaky Urus
    even worse. He protects that ICBMs will take off exclusively in sunny weather.

    And this is a shit. Above 10-15 km, there are hardly any clouds that can hide a rocket. The start is detected in the infrared, which clouds to one place

    Quote: flicker
    and what to do with the Russian "Poseidons"?

    Do they have any? You, besides the fake pictures from the government meeting and the equally fake cartoon with "Klavisin," saw him in the gland? The American counterpart, at least on the stocks, but lit up. And ours?
    For Americans, it’s


    Is it with us?

    1. Fedor egoist
      Fedor egoist April 5 2018 17: 54
      0
      Quote: Old26
      You, besides the fake pictures from the government meeting and the equally fake cartoon with "Klavisin," saw him in the gland? The American counterpart, at least on the stocks, but lit up. And ours?

      In a non-nuclear version, this is just a torpedo of a large radius of action. The Americans will be able to create an analogue of Poseidon no earlier than the 30s. When (and if) will recreate the full production cycle of UHF. So far, the most powerful nuclear warhead that they had in service is 9Mt, if I'm not mistaken.
      In addition, against the Russian Federation to use this type of weapons (even if available) is pretty pointless, since the main agglomerations are located far from the coast. There is reason for China to think.
      1. Vadim237
        Vadim237 April 5 2018 18: 50
        0
        "So far, the most powerful nuclear warhead in their arsenal is 9Mt." It’s not there already, the last one was disposed of in 2007.
        1. Fedor egoist
          Fedor egoist April 6 2018 12: 53
          0
          I did not say that it is. Read the word:
          Quote: Fedor Egoist
          standing
  13. Old26
    Old26 April 5 2018 19: 44
    0
    Quote: Fedor Egoist
    In a non-nuclear version, this is just a torpedo of a large radius of action. The Americans will be able to create an analogue of Poseidon no earlier than the 30s. When (and if) will recreate the full production cycle of UHF. So far, the most powerful nuclear warhead that they had in service is 9Mt, if I'm not mistaken.
    In addition, against the Russian Federation to use this type of weapons (even if available) is pretty pointless, since the main agglomerations are located far from the coast. There is reason for China to think.

    So for a long time we have not had 20 mt of charges. As for the 100-MT, which everyone trumps, it wasn’t at all ...

    Quote: Vadim237
    They remembered - and in which case a similar project will appear in Russia in a new shell

    First you need to create an analogue of Energy. The Scythian EMNIP weighed under 80 tons
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 April 5 2018 22: 54
      0
      Well, it's about -30 year.
    2. Fedor egoist
      Fedor egoist April 6 2018 13: 13
      0
      Quote: Old26
      So for a long time we have not had 20 mt of charges.

      There are no charges - but knowledge and technology remain. Repeat if necessary in a short time - not a problem. The Americans have a problem. Which cannot be solved with money.
      Quote: Old26
      As for the 100-MT, which everyone trumps, it wasn’t at all ...

      They didn’t blow up ≠ there wasn’t.
      You are probably aware of how to increase a power of 50Mt to 100Mt? Or was the 50MT BCH in your version of the story also “not at all”?
      It will be required - the guys from Snezhinsk will make 100, and 200, and 500Mt.
  14. Beltasir matyagu
    Beltasir matyagu April 5 2018 23: 50
    0
    It is from space that it is easiest to destroy an incoming rocket - there the laser beam does not refract, as in the atmosphere.

    That is, by the order of this nerd for a launch rocket, there should be a vacuum on the surface as in orbit? There was such a thing a long time ago in the school curriculum: logic. But this will not help him.
    And most importantly, even if it’s real, who should leave such satellites intact and not touch before launching rockets? Bugogo