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The commissioning of a new missile defense radar in Alaska has been postponed for a year. The US Congress is concerned about the situation

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The commissioning of a new missile defense radar in Alaska has been postponed for a year. The US Congress is concerned about the situation

Among American congressmen, concern was caused by the report of the US missile defense department on the implementation of a project to create and deploy a long-range radar. This is a project that is being implemented in the state of Alaska.


LRDR is an S-band radar that can not only track incoming missiles, but also distinguish a missile with a real warhead from false targets.

It is planned to make the radar one of the main parts of the American missile defense system on the territory of the United States itself.
The report published by the department says that the commissioning of a new radar in Alaska is postponed for a year.

The new radar is planned to be deployed as part of the large Clear Air Force station, capable of detecting intercontinental ballistic missiles. The station is part of the US Air Force Space Command.

The report says that now the American army will be able to dispose of the new long-range radar no earlier than 2023.

At a symposium on aerospace defense, US Vice Admiral John Hill, who oversees the project, said that the delay was due to the pandemic. According to him, the department is taking all measures to ensure that the work does not stop completely. Vice Admiral Hill states that the work of the team of specialists was originally organized in such a way that people were in an enclosed space, using the same equipment, including computers. This, he said, led to problems.

The Congress demanded clarification as to whether those people who participate in the implementation of the project are sick. Also, American lawmakers said that they are concerned about "the delay in the implementation of such an important project for US security."

Having determined the location of the LRDR in Alaska, the United States claims that the new radar is designed to track the launches of Iranian and North Korean missiles. Many experts in the States themselves were skeptical about this statement.
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  1. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 9 August 2020 18: 25 New
    -3
    Cunningly ...
    I don't know what the S range is, but the ability to "distinguish" a warhead from a training one ...
    In my understanding, this deserves attention and respect.
    1. Vita vko
      Vita vko 9 August 2020 18: 43 New
      +6
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      In my understanding, this deserves attention

      This is a standard procedure for all radars. False targets when entering the dense layers of the atmosphere begin to slow down sharply, in contrast to warheads with a large mass. Therefore, target selection by speed is a rather primitive procedure.
      1. The leader of the Redskins
        The leader of the Redskins 9 August 2020 18: 49 New
        +2
        That is, a provocateur with a "concrete" head is not possible?
        1. Vita vko
          Vita vko 10 August 2020 09: 42 New
          +1
          Quote: Leader of the Redskins
          That is, a provocateur with a "concrete" head is not possible?

          Building material will turn out too expensive, and even with delivery to potential friends. But let's say thank you for sure lol
      2. Vasyan1971
        Vasyan1971 9 August 2020 18: 51 New
        +1
        Quote: Vita VKO
        Therefore, target selection by speed is a rather primitive procedure.

        And the designers don't know this and don't fight it? There must be countermeasures ...
      3. Operator
        Operator 9 August 2020 18: 57 New
        -1
        In addition to heavy LCs with a rocket engine, which are decelerated at an altitude of less than 100 km, when it is too late to distinguish anything (the flight time of the BB is less than 15 seconds).
  2. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 9 August 2020 18: 48 New
    0
    This is a project that is being implemented in the state of Alaska.

    Ekaterina, you were wrong! ©
    Siberia, by the way, was seized under Ivan the Terrible, and they really began to use it under Brezhnev.
    This is what sovereign thinking means!
  3. Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 9 August 2020 18: 50 New
    +1
    We must meet them halfway and propose that we agree with the threat and, within the framework of partnership, are ready to place the corresponding "complexes" within the Panama Canal.
  4. Operator
    Operator 9 August 2020 18: 54 New
    +3
    Oil painting - Iranian rockets flying through Alaska laughing
  5. ximkim
    ximkim 9 August 2020 19: 55 New
    +1
    Do not sleep in the USA. They answer.
    1. orionvitt
      orionvitt 9 August 2020 21: 05 New
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      Quote: ximkim
      Do not sleep in the USA. They answer.

      What is it. In blessed America, and suddenly, the timing shifts to the right. laughing Or only Russia can crawl about this. In addition, radars in Alaska are no longer relevant. Modern ballistic missiles can arrive in the United States and from the South Pole. And there they have a hole, frankly, in terms of missile defense.
  6. Old26
    Old26 9 August 2020 20: 01 New
    +4
    Quote: Leader of the Redskins
    Don't know what the S range is

    It is 2-4 GHz and a wavelength of 7,5-15 cm
  7. Old26
    Old26 9 August 2020 20: 08 New
    +3
    Quote: Operator
    Oil painting - Iranian rockets flying through Alaska laughing

    Andrew! Have you tried to read carefully? Radar in Alaska. Its operating range is about 5,5-6 thousand kilometers. "Finishes off" almost to North Korea. And Iranian missiles will just be recorded if they fly to the West Coast
  8. Kerensky
    Kerensky 9 August 2020 20: 25 New
    +2
    It is necessary to keep silent about such things. They would report to whoever they should and would poke around further.
    1. NordUral
      NordUral 9 August 2020 22: 18 New
      -1
      Rogozin's students, only with a different polarity.
  9. Old26
    Old26 10 August 2020 00: 44 New
    +2
    Quote: orionvitt
    Quote: ximkim
    Do not sleep in the USA. They answer.

    What is it. In blessed America, and suddenly, the timing shifts to the right. laughing

    Nothing unusual. A shift to the right can happen for everyone, the main thing is that such a shift does not become a system

    Quote: orionvitt
    In addition, radars in Alaska are no longer relevant. Modern ballistic missiles can arrive in the United States and from the South Pole. ...

    Oh really? Is a large radar field no longer relevant now? Can you name the rockets that are currently flying across the South Pole? And the main thing is why such a trajectory is needed. One could also understand the presence of such missiles in the 60s, when the territory of the United States was not covered by missile defense radars from the south, but now why?

    Quote: orionvitt
    And there, frankly speaking, in terms of missile defense, they have a hole.

    There are missile defense radars. The second position area is also deployed. But since it is not a priority compared to the first, there are few anti-missile launchers there (EMNIP 4)
  10. ximkim
    ximkim 10 August 2020 06: 39 New
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    Quote: orionvitt
    Quote: ximkim
    Do not sleep in the USA. They answer.

    What is it. In blessed America, and suddenly, the timing shifts to the right. laughing Or only Russia can crawl about this. In addition, radars in Alaska are no longer relevant. Modern ballistic missiles can arrive in the United States and from the South Pole. And there they have a hole, frankly, in terms of missile defense.

    No, they are not lagging behind in the United States, but they devote a lot to missile defense: both radars and missiles. The quality will be brought to mind, and geographically, they deploy their missiles everywhere.
    If you figure it out like this, you will have more chances (God forbid) to shoot down missiles of the Strategic Missile Forces of the Russian Federation .. Plus ... Moscow will still have to go somewhere, since the enemy's territory is not small ..
  11. Turist1996
    Turist1996 10 August 2020 19: 18 New
    0
    The US security lies in one extremely "surprising" proposal for them - the absence of claims to world domination. Only. Well, the dollar is officially declared toilet paper.
    And, damn it, start eating, not eating - I would suggest that American blacks as a "moral blizzard" look at the life of their racial brothers in Africa, in their historical homeland, so to speak, and in historical conditions ..!
    As for the radar, Russia never received money for Alaska. Therefore, it will be interesting to look at this copy of Chinese-American electronics ..