The United States recognized the absence of a missile defense system that can protect against Russia

The United States recognized the absence of a missile defense system that can protect against Russia

The United States does not have a missile defense system (ABM), which allows it to defend itself against nuclear weapons that Russia has within the framework of START-3. This was stated by Director of the US Department of Defense ABM Agency Vice Admiral Navy John Hill.


Speaking at a hearing in one of the subcommittees of the US House of Representatives Committee on Armed Forces, Vice Admiral said that the United States does not have anti-missile defense systems weapons Of Russia. At the same time, he stressed that the United States will not create such funds, since there is a different strategy for Russia and China, but did not explain what it consists of.

I can confirm that this is not part of our plans - to create (means of protection) from Russia and China. There is another strategy for Russia and China

- added Hill.

Hill was asked two specific questions: "is it true that the United States, which has 40 anti-ballistic missiles in Alaska and four in California, is not able to repel the strike with the 1550 warheads that Moscow possesses in accordance with START-3" and "is the American administration really she’s not planning to deploy additional missile defense facilities and finance any new projects to remedy this situation. " The vice-admiral answered shortly to the first question - "no", to the second - "it is."

Earlier, Admiral Charles Richard, head of the US Armed Forces Strategic Command (STRATKOM), also speaking in the US Congress, said that the creation of the US missile defense system, which fully provides protection from Russia, is not feasible from a technical point of view. The existing US missile defense system is capable of protecting only from already obsolete missiles of rogue states, and not from modern weapons of Russia and China.
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  1. Mishiko 13 March 2020 09: 21 New
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    "The road to Hell is paved with good intentions."
    1. bessmertniy 13 March 2020 10: 04 New
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      The time has passed when it was possible to sit out somewhere. The whole world is under our control. wink
    2. lucul 13 March 2020 10: 15 New
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      I can confirm that this is not part of our plans - to create (means of protection) from Russia and China. There is another strategy for Russia and China

      Virus attack - ala Ebola / coronavirus? ))))
      1. Buffet 13 March 2020 10: 33 New
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        Well, and other elements of a hybrid war. Cyber ​​attacks and control of the country from the inside ...
  2. Sarmat Sanych 13 March 2020 09: 28 New
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    Yes, the amers do not have any air defense and missile defense in fact, naked as kittens spending trillions it is not clear whatlaughing:
    https://youtu.be/9D9QSIRSY8w
    1. Sky strike fighter 13 March 2020 09: 52 New
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      The Americans are lying as always. They want to put to sleep vigilance. Our Foreign Ministry has other information.
      The US plans to test the latest modification of the SM-3 Block IIA anti-ballistic missile for a target that is the equivalent of an intercontinental ballistic missile that only a handful of states have at their disposal.

      "Accordingly, the only possible conclusion: the US is starting to develop its system to directly counter us, to build capacity that could begin to devalue Russian nuclear deterrence," said the deputy foreign minister.

      https://www.interfax.ru/russia/697976
    2. Andrey Mikhaylov 13 March 2020 10: 09 New
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      It’s strange that they didn’t ask for money yet, they put it on a stream, get a lot of money for development, and then close the project, and so on, developers and lobbyists with money, everything is beautifully beautiful Marquise.
  3. RosUkrBel 13 March 2020 09: 29 New
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    He told everyone that we would not defend. We will attack right away. And the first and without explanation. We (that is, America) So we want. Very not good people!
    1. astepanov 13 March 2020 09: 44 New
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      the United States will not create such funds, since there is a different strategy for Russia

      I suppose that the US strategy consists in constant economic, political and propaganda pressure on Russia with the goal of “nullifying” it as a military adversary and economic competitor. And if such a strategy exists, it should be taken with complete seriousness: once they almost succeeded.
      1. Nyrobsky 13 March 2020 11: 43 New
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        Quote: astepanov
        I suppose that the US strategy consists in constant economic, political and propaganda pressure on Russia with the goal of “nullifying” it as a military adversary and economic competitor. And if such a strategy exists, it should be taken with complete seriousness: once they almost succeeded.
        There is nothing to suppose, it is. They have enough instruments of pressure on competitors, and therefore there is a need to unite competitors to create a unified strategy for counteracting mattresses, in order to achieve the opposite effect, i.e. causing irreparable (geopolitical, economic and financial) damage to the United States. It is a pity that Europe has not yet matured to the understanding that it is also a bargaining chip in the global game of the United States, which will go to the fact that it would be driven into the Stone Age to achieve its goals.
  4. rocket757 13 March 2020 09: 35 New
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    The Vice Admiral answered briefly the first question - “no,” the second - “it is.”

    Everything is logical ... why sniff, waste money, when it is clear that modern technology does not allow real dominance in such areas as the creation of an insurmountable defense line against a massive missile - nuclear strike, a specific enemy!
    A sensible man, for once, another one was found.
  5. rotmistr60 13 March 2020 10: 21 New
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    this is not part of our plans - to create (remedies) from Russia and China. There is another strategy for Russia and China
    Sanctions and viruses or what? That's just sanctions do not bring the intended effect, and the virus tends to spread around the planet. Preventive nuclear strike? But they themselves calculated and realized that the answer would have time to fly. And where to go to a poor American, how to deal with an enemy appointed by himself, who also does not want to give up himself?
  6. askort154 13 March 2020 10: 21 New
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    The United States recognized the absence of a missile defense system that can protect against Russia

    After we left Cuba, the Americans stopped strengthening the missile defense system in a southerly direction and became more vulnerable.
    And the “other strategy” is not new. Change of modes
    through coups, creating conditions there for this. What today they do in Venezuela.
  7. sanik2020 13 March 2020 12: 21 New
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    Yes, which missile defense system, whom will they save? An ordinary bearded man with an RPG or a psycho with a backpack of explosives, that's who there is no protection from.
  8. Old26 13 March 2020 13: 56 New
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    Quote: Sky Strike fighter
    The Americans are lying as always. They want to put to sleep vigilance. Our Foreign Ministry has other information.
    The US plans to test the latest modification of the SM-3 Block IIA anti-ballistic missile for a target that is the equivalent of an intercontinental ballistic missile that only a handful of states have at their disposal.

    "Accordingly, the only possible conclusion: the US is starting to develop its system to directly counter us, to build capacity that could begin to devalue Russian nuclear deterrence," said the deputy foreign minister.

    https://www.interfax.ru/russia/697976

    Maxim! The Foreign Ministry is a little disingenuous.
    At first The "standard" SM-3 Block IIA is by no means the latest version of a missile defense.
    Secondly, this missile is not designed to intercept ICBM units. Tests conducted earlier showed that the maximum that this system is capable of is intercepting medium-range missiles, but by no means intercontinental. Theoretically, ICBM warheads can be intercepted only at the final stretch, and if it is in the firing plane. That is, interception in oncoming courses. Attempts to intercept in the intersecting courses did not bring success
    Thirdly. For the interception of ICBM blocks, the Americans planned to use the modification of the Standard rocket - SM-3 Block IIB. But the program was canceled (possibly frozen) due to the fact that the caliber of the new SM-3 Block IIB missile defense surpasses the caliber of the SM-3 Block IIA. This means that in order to place a new missile defense system on ships, it will be necessary to modernize the Mk-41 launchers with an increase in the caliber of these launchers. And these are just gigantic amounts. It will be necessary not only to modernize the launchers on a couple of bases (Standard Eshor complex in Romania and Poland, but also to modernize the launchers on a couple of dozen Ticonderoga cruisers, on almost 70 Arly Burke destroyers. But there is no guarantee that a devaluation of Russian nuclear deterrents will occur.

    Quote: askort154
    The United States recognized the absence of a missile defense system that can protect against Russia

    After we left Cuba, the Americans stopped strengthening the missile defense system in a southerly direction and became more vulnerable.
    And the “other strategy” is not new. Change of modes
    through coups, creating conditions there for this. What today they do in Venezuela.

    Are you sure you are writing about Cuba? The US Seyfgard missile defense system was deployed in the early 70s EMNIP either in 1970 or in 1972. It stood in service for 2-3 years, after which it was "frozen" (in normal terms, it ceased to exist). Since the Americans already realized that the creation of a missile defense system capable of capturing 100% of the targets is impossible. Under the agreement, both they and we deployed one missile defense zone. All. No other work was done in the missile defense system. There was no gain in missile defense. On the contrary, the Americans even refused the agreed number of 100 interceptors. For they realized that the interception of Soviet warheads is impossible (as, in principle, now Russian). The work was carried out exclusively on the SPRN system, the radars included in this system were modernized. Modernized, not built new ones.
    And after Cuba left us, there was no progress at all in this direction. What is vulnerability from the south? The U.S. SARS system is in place and operates. The interception system - in principle, also exists. so the Americans have no vulnerability from the south. In addition, the possibility of attacking the United States from the south by Russian strike means was “written with a pitchfork”.
  9. CYM
    CYM 13 March 2020 18: 40 New
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    For Americans, the best missile defense system is the Russian elite’s real estate in California, Florida, its money in accounts with American-controlled banks and its kids living in the USA .. "Russia can have as many nuclear cases and nuclear buttons as possible, but since $ 500 billion of the Russian elite are in our banks, you still figure it out: is it your elite or already ours? I don’t see a single situation in which Russia will use its nuclear potential. " (Zbigniew Brzezinski).
  10. lvov_aleksey 14 March 2020 03: 37 New
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    we do not have nuclear weapons in the framework of START-3, who can prove to them these woodpeckers who want only to cut the loot?