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United States considers sending THAAD to Middle East

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The American media writes that the United States is considering sending an additional contingent to the Middle East. In particular, the Pentagon decided to study the possibility of sending additional fighter squadrons and anti-ballistic missile batteries to the Persian Gulf region.


United States considers sending THAAD to Middle East


The Wall Street Journal writes that the US military is ready to make such a decision in connection with the attack on the Saudi company Saudi Aramco.

In particular, the possibility of sending THAAD systems to the Middle East, which can intercept ballistic missiles, is being considered. But what about the missile defense facility in the Romanian Deveselu? Does it really help?

Tomorrow (September 21), consultations are scheduled in the United States regarding the adoption of measures in response to attacks by Saudi targets.
As you can see, the US activity (at least media) after the events at Saudi sites is very high, and significantly higher than Saudi activity. The United States is doing everything in its power to “protect” Saudi Arabia and its oil sector.

It can be assumed that by fueling the situation in this way, the Saudis will be offered a new “deal”. And the essence of the deal is the same - once again, to buy several tens of billions of dollars of American weapons - “To help” those weapons that Riyadh has already purchased from the United States, but which “operate with varying success” (statement by Mike Pompeo).
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  1. SSR
    SSR 20 September 2019 06: 05
    +10
    In particular, it is considering the possibility of sending THAAD systems to the Middle East that can intercept ballistic missiles.

    Tin))) that is, the "patriots" could not work on small-sized missiles and drones, and TNNAD will destroy them in one form.
    With the same missiles and drones, the Hussites can try to hit on THHAD, in theory, of course.
    1. Karabas
      Karabas 20 September 2019 06: 58
      +7
      With the same missiles and drones, the Hussites can try to hit on THHAD, in theory, of course.

      If I were a Husite, I would certainly lupanul, not even out of interest, but for the sake of laughter. 100% would taad covered with a copper basin. laughing
    2. mishaia_23
      mishaia_23 20 September 2019 22: 52
      0
      If the Russian Federation can negotiate and deliver the S-400 air defense systems to the Saudis, then on the spot they will bring down more than 70 o / o targets, as was the case in Syria when American missiles were launched, by Russian air defense systems
      this will be real drinks
      Go Russia good
  2. Rwmos
    Rwmos 20 September 2019 06: 17
    +13
    Firstly, with the Patriots they’ve completely screwed up in Saudi Arabia (at least twice) - now they send TAADs to consolidate the success lol
    And secondly ... From whom else needs to be protected - and the TAADs with the Patriots will definitely not help there:
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 20 September 2019 07: 43
      -1
      Quote: RWMos
      From whom else needs to be protected - and the TAADs with the Patriots there will definitely not help:

      It’s not so much to “defend”, but rather to show that we are here and God forbid you refuse to work for dollars, then these defenders will fly on your heads. So gentlemen, play by “our rules”.
  3. Grits
    Grits 20 September 2019 06: 30
    +4
    Well, finally, the understandable reason for the American provocation came out.
  4. tarabar
    tarabar 20 September 2019 06: 53
    +3
    I think the Arabs, even if the fence of missiles around the state to put and that does not help. Who will monitor the situation and intercept targets if everyone went on prayer or on a day off or tired and fell asleep? There is no discipline, there is no order and there will be no result either. For money you can buy comfort, security is unlikely.
  5. Karabas
    Karabas 20 September 2019 06: 54
    +1
    And the slippers do not sit idle, so they have increased their VPK so that they have already put ICBMs on the stream laughing Pin * dos are something! They will always find something to steam! I have no words! laughing
  6. Thrifty
    Thrifty 20 September 2019 06: 59
    +3
    It is useless, because the Saudis have "shown" themselves to be unfit for combat, and an unprepared military structure.
  7. rocket757
    rocket757 20 September 2019 07: 03
    0
    But the essence of the deal is the same - once again, to purchase several dozen billion dollars of American weapons - “to help” those weapons that Riyadh has already purchased from the United States,

    Stripes malasy !!!
    shear the rams by the humble bleating of those rams!
  8. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 20 September 2019 07: 26
    0
    Why didn't Trump hit Iran with cruise missiles? In response to "hard evidence"?
    To attack Syria, he did not need any evidence at all, except for his daughter’s tears ... Or is he afraid?
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 20 September 2019 07: 47
      0
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Why didn't Trump hit Iran with cruise missiles? In response to "hard evidence"?

      Oil prices oil will jump in the global market.
  9. Avior
    Avior 20 September 2019 07: 48
    0
    The United States simply has nothing to send there.
    They have so long relied on aviation in the role of air defense, that in fact they only have two air defense systems, Patriot and Avenger, both of which are unsuitable for combat against Kamikaze UAVs.
  10. nobody111body
    nobody111body 20 September 2019 08: 36
    -3
    Jews are trying to protect the oil that they rob from Saudi Arabs, well, it’s so normal, you need to throw more dough more money, and soon a couple of three oil refineries will light up and in general the Jewish six prince how it got too fat it is time to shock him
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 20 September 2019 11: 01
      0
      Israel buys oil from Nigeria, Mexico, Angola.
      Not in Arab countries.
  11. Lexus
    Lexus 20 September 2019 09: 34
    0
    "And you buy an elephant" in American

    The joke is that THAAD is not designed to intercept targets such as cruise missiles and drones.
  12. Sky strike fighter
    Sky strike fighter 20 September 2019 10: 15
    +1
    the possibility of sending THAAD systems to the Middle East, which can intercept ballistic missiles, is being considered.

    THAAD is only for intercepting the BRMD and it seems to be gradually being trained to intercept the ASBM with varying success. But how will it help in intercepting small-sized UAVs or cruise missiles? Is it possible that it can enter into a set of measures to intercept the Iranian BRMD in the event of a decision to strike Iran, to protect American bases and allies in the region.
  13. Old26
    Old26 20 September 2019 12: 21
    +3
    In particular, the possibility of sending THAAD systems to the Middle East, which can intercept ballistic missiles, is being considered. But what about the missile defense facility in the Romanian Deveselu? Does it really help?

    Frankly stupid passage of the author. And here the missile defense base in Deveselu and the complexes of the TAAAD in the Middle East. By the way, it is not clear where they will be based. In Israel or in Saudi Arabia (though this is more likely the Middle East, rather than the Middle East). It’s the same as asking a question: But is the missile defense area in the Moscow region really not helping to cover, well, for example, Vladivostok ...

    Quote: SSR
    Tin))) that is, the "patriots" could not work on small-sized missiles and drones, and TNNAD will destroy them in one form.
    With the same missiles and drones, the Hussites can try to hit on THHAD, in theory, of course.

    Sorry, but you are stupid in an effort to get a plus. And teach the materiel before you write nonsense. The Patriot is not designed to work with drones. As well as our S-400. This is primarily an air defense system designed to intercept aerodynamic targets and is also capable of intercepting ballistic targets in a very limited area (like our S-300, S-400). The Patriot PAC-2 system in the GEM-T version is also designed to intercept tactical ballistic missiles. The GEM-C variant is adapted to intercept cruise missiles. GEM + variant - for both ballistic and cruise missiles. The PAC-3 variant is already more of a short-range missile defense system than an air defense system. The disadvantage of the system is that the minimum height of the defeat is SIXTY METERS. The THAAD systems deployed to the Middle East are generally not designed to destroy drones or cruise missiles. Their minimum defeat height is 50 km. But they can intercept medium-range missiles and ICBM warheads ...

    And if the Hussites try, as you say, to beat up at the TAAADs, which will be at the bases of the Americans, then after that we can safely say that the Hussites will not. The Americans will drive an aircraft carrier to Yemen and make a lifeless desert from Yemen ...

    Quote: Karabas
    With the same missiles and drones, the Hussites can try to hit on THHAD, in theory, of course.

    If I were a Husite, I would certainly lupanul, not even out of interest, but for the sake of laughter. 100% would taad covered with a copper basin. laughing

    And then you, like a Husite, would have covered yourself uniquely with a copper basin, when the Americans would have hammered you into the desert, so that it was impossible to find the remains, but you could not have done anything if there was no normal air defense per se ...

    Quote: tihonmarine
    It’s not so much to “defend”, but rather to show that we are here and God forbid you refuse to work for dollars, then these defenders will fly on your heads. So gentlemen, play by “our rules”.

    Anti-aircraft missiles will fly to the head. The original use of air defense systems. Actually, this says one thing. That the US is strengthening its missile defense on the shores of the Persian Gulf

    Quote: tarabar
    I think the Arabs, even if the fence of missiles around the state to put and that does not help. Who will monitor the situation and intercept targets if everyone went on prayer or on a day off or tired and fell asleep? There is no discipline, there is no order and there will be no result either. For money you can buy comfort, security is unlikely.

    In this respect, you are right. Arabs are still warriors. Egypt and Syria in the 80s showed that even equipped with Soviet weapons above the roof, they managed to lose the war ..

    Quote: Karabas
    And the slippers do not sit idle, so they have increased their VPK so that they have already put ICBMs on the stream

    Who has already put the ICBMs on stream? Do not share this sacred knowledge ???

    Quote: Mountain Shooter
    Why didn't Trump hit Iran with cruise missiles? In response to "hard evidence"?
    To attack Syria, he did not need any evidence at all, except for his daughter’s tears ... Or is he afraid?

    And would you get into a war that will last at best 2-3 years when you have elections in a year?

    Quote: Avior
    The United States simply has nothing to send there.
    They have so long relied on aviation in the role of air defense, that in fact they only have two air defense systems, Patriot and Avenger, both of which are unsuitable for combat against Kamikaze UAVs.

    In fact, Sergei, no country in the world now has enough "cheap" air defense systems. capable of dealing with small UAVs. Perhaps "Carapace" can fight in certain situations with such goals, but at the same time at prices - it's like laying gold. Shoot down a $ 200 drone with a missile costing tens of thousands of dollars.
    Again, the issue of detecting such drones is purely technical. Due to the almost complete absence of elements that can be reflected on radar screens to heights, where the radar cannot take these drones due to the fact that they are outside its coverage area

    Quote: Sky Strike fighter
    the possibility of sending THAAD systems to the Middle East, which can intercept ballistic missiles, is being considered.

    THAAD is only for intercepting the BRMD and it seems to be gradually being trained to intercept the ASBM with varying success. But how will it help in intercepting small-sized UAVs or cruise missiles? Is it possible that it can enter into a set of measures to intercept the Iranian BRMD in the event of a decision to strike Iran, to protect American bases and allies in the region.

    Maxim! Just for the interception of infantry and infantry ballistic missiles and ICBM warheads. This complex was never intended to intercept the BRMD because the apogee of most of the BRMD trajectories lies below the zone where the kinetic interceptor begins to work
    And you are right in writing that it is not intended to be used against drones and cruise missiles, but is deployed in order to create a missile defense umbrella in the event of a conflict with Iran
  14. Xenofont
    Xenofont 20 September 2019 20: 52
    0
    Borrowed from Kassad: