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US Admiral: Our Mission Is to Protect Guam from Chinese Missiles

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The Aegis Ashore missile defense system will serve to strengthen the defense against Chinese missiles of the American island of Guam, located in the Pacific Ocean. Moreover, it should become the basis of the entire defensive system of the island.


This statement was made yesterday by the head of the US Indo-Pacific Command, Admiral Phil Davidson, during a virtual roundtable organized by the Defense Writers Group. It is extremely important for the United States to protect Guam, he said.

For reference: the island of Guam is not part of the United States, while having the status of an unincorporated organized territory of the United States. To use Washington terminology, the United States annexed the island at the end of the XNUMXth century.

The admiral believes that the Aegis system is more reliable and effective than the ground-based THAAD anti-missile systems, designed for high-altitude transatmospheric interception of medium-range missiles. They are deployed to Guam now. According to Davidson, THAAD is unable to provide a reliable defense of the island from Chinese missiles. China today is capable of launching a missile strike on the island from land, as well as from air or sea platforms.

In his report to the US Congress earlier this year, Davidson detailed what the Indo-Pacific Command would need to implement the defense program. He asked for about $ 20 billion over the next six years.

In theory, Chinese medium-range missiles are capable of hitting not only Guam, but also targets on Russian territory. We should also take this into account. Although today Moscow and Beijing have developed friendly relations, there is no guarantee that this will always be so.
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  1. Finches
    Finches 22 July 2020 13: 12
    +5
    China sleeps and sees how it occupies Guam - all the billion Chinese dream about this day and night! laughing
    1. carstorm 11
      carstorm 11 22 July 2020 14: 07
      +2
      they'd better protect him from boredom. for rest there is mortal boredom ...
      1. Sergey39
        Sergey39 22 July 2020 14: 13
        0
        For 20 billion they will find something to have fun.
        1. Vestnik
          Vestnik 22 July 2020 16: 23
          0
          Our mission is to protect Guam from Chinese missiles

          Your task is to strip China like sticky, that is, to nullify your huge debt to China.! Pancake defenders
  2. gabonskijfront
    gabonskijfront 22 July 2020 13: 13
    0
    We live in an interesting time, gentlemen, it is at such a time that you can occupy the necessary geopolitical niche and occupy it for decades, until the next reformatting. Let us ignore this opportunity, we will only blame ourselves. The tasks must be set to the maximum (for example, the conquest of the universe), and then you see up to one of the world's leading players and we will hold out.
  3. Russobel
    Russobel 22 July 2020 13: 18
    +2
    Guam annexed by the United States in the XNUMXth century.
    500 sq. Km A piece so that the Americans have something to cling to.
  4. Kerensky
    Kerensky 22 July 2020 13: 34
    +3
    20.000.000.000 dollars ... What is the area of ​​the bill? Enough to cover the whole island in three layers?
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 22 July 2020 14: 09
    0
    First let me in to spend the night, otherwise I'll ruin the hut, and then all the rest.
    By the way, give, give money, otherwise the manufacturers of weapons, somehow, do not care. That's what they say, at least.
    1. hydrox
      hydrox 23 July 2020 06: 38
      +2
      One gets the feeling that the admiral is urging China to try to throw several ICBMs on this island, and the Americans would try to protect this island with all their three systems (well, they've already fucked up with the Patriot), and the other two they still have virgins, never been touched by anyone .. um .. lol
      So let's see what American virginity is worth (and for Russian .. um .. virginity is already a hefty queue, and everyone strives to buy everyone in advance!) laughing
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 23 July 2020 09: 17
        +1
        The Yankees have long relied on aviation, on anticipation ... i.e. they believe that they will make the enemy the first and defend themselves against massive attacks, they will not need a variety of attacks ... and they do not choose the enemy himself, himself.
        They do not try to oppose anything concrete against a serious adversary, they simply do not climb into lawlessness, so Schaub flew back.
        In general, its own strategy, where the priority goal is to attack the enemy, which is obviously weaker.
        1. hydrox
          hydrox 23 July 2020 09: 25
          +2
          And do the Americans have aeroplans like our MiG-31s ​​capable of intercepting targets on the border of the troposphere with near space?
          Or has it become something with my memory?
          Or are the Yankees knowingly preparing for the fact that Guam will be hit by Chinese ICBMs as "acceptable losses", after which there is a basis for an attack on China?
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 23 July 2020 10: 08
            +1
            Mig 25/31, was developed for specific tasks and for our specific conditions! Huge distances, harsh weather conditions, complicating the normal operation of air defense bases along the vast stretch of our northern border. We created a mobile, "long-range", air defense aviation complex, which to a large extent covered difficult-to-control territories / border.
            Quote: hydrox
            intercept targets on the border of the troposphere with near space

            For these purposes, ground stationary / mobile air defense / missile defense systems are used. Much cheaper when the climate and road network allows the complexes to be moved where needed. Moreover, the Yankees are betting on anticipation !!! By deploying their air defense / missile defense in other countries, at military bases and on warships, which can be located anywhere, in the sea, ocean spaces.
            In general, they have their own approach to solving such a problem ..... neither one nor the other has really not been tested, which is probably for the best !!!
            1. hydrox
              hydrox 23 July 2020 11: 33
              +2
              Quote: rocket757
              Neither one nor the other has really not been tested, which is probably for the best !!!

              Here I also meant SUCH unpreparedness.
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 23 July 2020 12: 11
                0
                Clear.
                If their MANPADS, the same Patriot, has experience in combat use, with varying degrees of success, then the rest did not go beyond the performance of training tasks.
                So it is, it is better to stop there.
  6. NF68
    NF68 22 July 2020 15: 48
    0
    It will protect with its own breast.
    1. hydrox
      hydrox 23 July 2020 06: 43
      +2
      Quote: NF68
      It will protect with its own breast.

      And what is the size of the bra for this breast, which can cover the whole island? ... laughing
      1. NF68
        NF68 23 July 2020 16: 13
        +1
        Quote: hydrox
        Quote: NF68
        It will protect with its own breast.

        And what is the size of the bra for this breast, which can cover the whole island? ... laughing


        He, like a tennis player on the court, will rush so that the rocket hits his chest.
  7. Prisoner
    Prisoner 22 July 2020 16: 43
    +1
    When the pins are going to "protect" someone, it becomes a pity for their counterpart. laughing Classics of the genre - Georgia.
  8. Charik
    Charik 22 July 2020 18: 58
    0
    How many ArliBerks will be able to get the entot admiral for 20 yards ?? without any salaries for the builders of the sailors, so clean the ship + bk for him--?
  9. Old26
    Old26 22 July 2020 20: 49
    +3
    Quote: Charik
    How many ArliBerks will be able to get the entot admiral for 20 yards ?? without any salaries for the builders of the sailors, so clean the ship + bk for him--?

    And you can't read the article carefully? This is the Aegis Ashore system ???
    1. hydrox
      hydrox 23 July 2020 06: 54
      +1
      For reference: Aegis gives target designation to SM-2 and SM-3 about ICBM-type targets
  10. yehat2
    yehat2 22 July 2020 21: 38
    -1
    Why Americans are so petty? Some Guam is being protected from Chinese missiles ...
    They are the same type of nation that claims to be the world leader! Why don't they defend Antarctica from Icelandic missiles? It seems to me that this threat is much more urgent. And in general, it is high time to free Antarctica from the occupation of Penguin.
  11. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 23 July 2020 01: 22
    +1
    Even if I don’t understand these Americans, you’re all intercepting and I’ll win everyone! And then everything, at once every other day, everything was gone. life 30% according to the calculations of admirals underfunding of the fleet and even the congress sticks in the screws. Atut still Russians, and especially the Chinese have laid eyes on American bases in the Pacific region. to reality.
    1. Sanichsan
      Sanichsan 23 July 2020 15: 14
      +1
      Quote: tralflot1832
      Atut are still Russians, and especially the Chinese have their eyes on the American bases in the Pacific Ocean region.

      which Russians? what Chinese? belay there Comrade Eun said that he would blow this Guam with a vigorous rocket! soldier
      by the way, how many North Korean missiles there were shot down by the joint efforts of the United States, South Korea and Japan. seems to be zero? bully
  12. Old26
    Old26 24 July 2020 14: 57
    +2
    Quote: hydrox
    For reference: Aegis gives target designation to SM-2 and SM-3 about ICBM-type targets

    True, SM-3, let alone SM-2, cannot shoot down ICBMs. The latter (SM-2) is generally intended to destroy aerodynamic targets.