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Pentagon to deploy Aegis Ashore missile defense system against Chinese missiles

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Pentagon to deploy Aegis Ashore missile defense system against Chinese missiles

The United States intends to deploy a missile defense system aimed at Chinese missiles. The Pentagon does not rule out the deployment of ground-based missile defense systems Aegis Ashore on the island of Guam as part of the Indo-Pacific Defense Initiative. This was stated by the spokesman for the US Department of Defense John Kirby.


Speaking at a briefing and answering a question from reporters about the Pentagon's plans to deploy medium-range missiles in the Indo-Pacific region in response to China's actions, Kirby said Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin supports the plans under the defense initiative. Currently, the issue of deploying ground-based missile defense systems Aegis Ashore on the island of Guam is being considered. Kirby gave no further details.

The minister is studying what is part of the Indo-Pacific Defense Initiative. This is what will be reported in the global forces survey

- he said.

Earlier it was reported that the United States plans to deploy missiles on islands in the East China and South China Seas, as well as in the main territory of Japan and the US-owned island of Guam. It was about medium-range missiles and air defense systems.

The main task of this deployment is called by the US military "preserving defense potential" in the event of an attack by China. In total, the US government plans to allocate over $ 23 billion for the deployment of missiles over six years.
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 6 March 2021 08: 33
    +1
    In total, the US government plans to allocate over $ 23 billion for the deployment of missiles over six years.
    Just an answer to the question - why?
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 6 March 2021 08: 36
      +4
      Quote: Victor_B
      Just an answer to the question - why?

      And another question - Why are they deployed against China's missiles , and not against Iran and the DPRK, whose "missile threat" the US and Europe were so heart-rendingly screaming about, deploying missile defense systems on the borders with Russia?
      1. oleg-gr
        oleg-gr 6 March 2021 08: 46
        +2
        China is designated as an official enemy. All means are good to contain it. So soon the Merikos will ask India to supply a base from the "Chinese threat".
        1. Insurgent
          Insurgent 6 March 2021 08: 54
          +3
          Quote: oleg-gr
          China is designated as an official enemy.

          If the Chinese do not have enough of their chalk, Russia will add yes


        2. Doccor18
          Doccor18 6 March 2021 11: 36
          0
          Quote: oleg-gr
          China is designated as an official enemy. All means are good to contain it. So soon the Merikos will ask India to supply a base from the "Chinese threat".

          Absolutely.
          Missile defense in Guam, for the PRC is not so critical, but if they decide to put in Taiwan ...
          Then it would be very interesting to see what China is really capable of ...
          1. Alex777
            Alex777 6 March 2021 14: 42
            +1
            The confrontation between the United States and Russia has one price.
            The confrontation between the United States and the Russian Federation and the PRC has a different one. Much more.
            The United States now has enough internal problems to bully China in Taiwan. They will not go for it.
            Even Japan wondered, thought, and abandoned ground-based missile defense systems so as not to anger anyone unnecessarily. hi
            1. Doccor18
              Doccor18 6 March 2021 19: 07
              +1
              Quote: Alex777
              Even Japan wondered, thought ...

              That would be like this all the time ...
              hi
      2. demo
        demo 6 March 2021 09: 02
        +1
        Even against China's missiles, the location of the interceptor missiles is so-so.
        And there can be no talk of North Korea or Iran.
        A more logical location in Japan.
        But the Japanese are not eager to repeat the lessons of the end of the Second World War.
        1. Alex777
          Alex777 6 March 2021 19: 43
          0
          Even against China's missiles, the location of the interceptor missiles is so-so.
          And there can be no talk of North Korea or Iran.

          On Guam - the most important base. Its missile defense is a necessary thing.
          And where the missiles can fly to the base is not so important.
          The States clearly do not plan to have another Pearl Harbor. hi
          1. demo
            demo 6 March 2021 19: 47
            0
            And I'm not saying that the Guam base is useless.
            But its functions are probably (I do not know for sure) in something else.
            I remember there is a US Air Force base with strategic carriers of nuclear weapons.
            Most likely, and not only that.
            1. Alex777
              Alex777 6 March 2021 19: 49
              +1
              I remember there is a US Air Force base with strategic carriers of nuclear weapons.

              Well, some people can already swim to her and trample her preventively.
              So you have to defend the base somehow. hi
              1. demo
                demo 7 March 2021 08: 53
                +1
                Not without it.
                True, "this someone" is not yet ready for such a quirk, I emphasize. hi
      3. Victor_B
        Victor_B 6 March 2021 09: 06
        +1
        Quote: Insurgent
        And another question - Why are they deploying against China's missiles?

        Because 23 lard greens!
        And do not care why and against whom!
      4. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 6 March 2021 09: 32
        +1
        Quote: Insurgent
        Why are they deploying against the PRC missiles, and not against Iran and the DPRK, about whose "missile threat" the United States and Europe screamed so heart-rendingly, deploying missile defense systems on the borders with Russia?

        It is very surprising, given the American "sly" geography, why the "anti-Chinese" missiles are in Guam, and not in Poland or the Tribaltic. It doesn't look like America directly ...

        And further. The Kims said loudly - "It will be necessary - we will zhahn all that we have!" Iran says that "just a little bit - and you will be afraid of us." Everything is clear here. And China ??? !!! Something I don’t remember that China, at least in the corner of something somewhere somewhere in America, promised bad, somewhere threatened ... What is it from America - the hysteria of the frightened?
        1. Uncle lee
          Uncle lee 6 March 2021 09: 53
          +2
          Quote: Zoldat_A
          China has promised something bad to America, somewhere, threatened it somewhere ...

          This was not the case! It's just that the United States has appointed China and Russia as its enemies and is sculpting missile defense around them!
          1. Zoldat_A
            Zoldat_A 6 March 2021 10: 15
            +1
            Quote: Uncle Lee
            Quote: Zoldat_A
            China has promised something bad to America, somewhere, threatened it somewhere ...

            This was not the case! It's just that the United States has appointed China and Russia as its enemies and is sculpting missile defense around them!

            Yesterday I read somewhere

            - The US is ready for a monologue with Russia!
            - Maybe to "dialogue"?
            - No, specifically to the "monologue" ...
      5. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 6 March 2021 09: 58
        0
        Quote: Insurgent
        Quote: Victor_B
        Just the answer to the question - What for?

        And another question - Why are deployed against the missiles of the PRC, and not against Iran and the DPRK, about whose "missile threat" the US and Europe so heart-rendingly yelled, deploying missile defense on the borders with Russia?
        It's just that mattresses run into trouble and seek adventure on their ass.
      6. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 6 March 2021 10: 56
        +1
        Eun's missiles fly along non-intercepted trajectories, so as not to mess around again, as with the Patriot.
      7. shahor
        shahor 6 March 2021 17: 19
        -1
        Quote: Insurgent
        Why are they deployed against the PRC missiles, and not against Iran and the DPRK,

        Because from this direction - the South China and East China Seas - the main threat to the United States comes from China. This is the opinion of the United States. So they will fend off this threat. We will learn later how they will deal with the threats of Iran and Korea.
        1. Nyrobsky
          Nyrobsky 6 March 2021 19: 05
          +1
          Quote: shahor
          Quote: Insurgent
          Why are they deployed against the PRC missiles, and not against Iran and the DPRK,

          Because from this direction - the South China and East China Seas - the main threat to the United States comes from China. This is the opinion of the United States ....

          By itself, the phrase SouthChinese and EastChinese seas, do not provide for the presence of mattress interests in them, whose territory is located thousands of miles from these seas, and therefore the Chinese comrades have every right to slap rockets on the sly American face, both under international law and under the Chinese Constitution, to the applause of the entire world community tired of American care and attention. USA must be destroyed !!!!!!! yes
    2. Sidor Amenpodestovich
      Sidor Amenpodestovich 6 March 2021 08: 55
      -2
      Quote: Victor_B
      Just an answer to the question - why?

      It is necessary to put the products of the American military-industrial complex somewhere.
      1. Victor_B
        Victor_B 6 March 2021 09: 04
        +1
        Quote: Sidor Amenpodestovich
        It is necessary to put the products of the American military-industrial complex somewhere.

        You just don't get it ...
        Quoted quote
        In total, the US government plans to deploy missiles allocate over $ 23 billion for six years.
        itself is the answer to the question - Why!
        23 lard! That's why!
        1. Sidor Amenpodestovich
          Sidor Amenpodestovich 6 March 2021 09: 13
          -1
          Quote: Victor_B
          23 lard! That's why!

          In general, my comment was about that.
          The American military-industrial complex must work, produce products that must be used somewhere.
          1. shahor
            shahor 6 March 2021 17: 20
            -1
            Quote: Sidor Amenpodestovich
            The American military-industrial complex must work, produce products that must be used somewhere.

            A Russian shouldn't?
        2. Alex777
          Alex777 6 March 2021 14: 45
          0
          Word distinguish It is high time for the states to replace with type. bully
    3. Nemchinov Vl
      Nemchinov Vl 6 March 2021 16: 45
      +1
      Quote: Victor_B
      Just an answer to the question - why?

      as once said Mark Twain, - "God created war for Americans to study geography" (!).
      It seems to me that you can't say better ?!. hi
      1. Avior
        Avior 6 March 2021 23: 12
        -1
        In general, they are not good with geography. smile
  2. venik
    venik 6 March 2021 08: 39
    0
    "...US intends to deploy missile defense system targeting Chinese missiles..... "
    ========
    Aha! Vs Iranian и North Korean missiles have already been deployed .... For some reason, in Poland and Romania .... Now "against Chinese" belay
    1. Alex_You
      Alex_You 6 March 2021 08: 58
      -1
      Shouldn't the Russian missiles, if something happen, not fly through Poland-Romania, but through the North Pole?
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent 6 March 2021 09: 04
        +1
        Quote: Alex_You
        Shouldn't the Russian missiles, if something happen, not fly through Poland-Romania, but through the North Pole?

        Moreover, the United States was unpleasantly surprised that the Russian nuclear forces could be used not only from the "traditional" direction through the joint venture, but also from other directions unexpected for them.

        But missile defense in Europe is not a missile defense against Russian missiles, but a veiled intention to deploy on its base strike systems that have unified launcher parameters for missiles with nuclear warheads.
      2. venik
        venik 6 March 2021 09: 15
        0
        Quote: Alex_You
        Shouldn't the Russian missiles, if something happen, not fly through Poland-Romania, but through the North Pole?

        =======
        So I am about the same! They were building "against Iranian and Korean missiles," but for some reason, near the borders of Russia! request
      3. Ros 56
        Ros 56 6 March 2021 11: 37
        +2
        You will be surprised, maybe through the South Pole, they will have an extra hour of life. wassat
  3. Rusticolus
    Rusticolus 6 March 2021 08: 45
    +2
    That's all. Now Yapas with South Koreans can stock up on Vaseline. And they will place it somewhere in Australia, and then why are they sitting there on the outskirts and pay little tribute.laughing
    1. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 6 March 2021 09: 39
      0
      Quote: Rusticolus
      And they will place it somewhere in Australia, and then why are they sitting there on the outskirts and pay little tribute.

      That is not enough ... Three dozen Phy-35s have already been bought, but they "want" a hundred. "They want" like a mother-in-law in that joke where she was poisoned by mushrooms, and in bruises because she did not want to eat.
  4. Sergey985
    Sergey985 6 March 2021 08: 55
    0
    In other words, the Americans have signed for their own impotence. They abandoned plans to put Iran's energy resources under their control (if they go to Iran, they will not have enough strength to defend Taiwan). We decided to do with cosmetic measures)))
  5. Retrograd
    Retrograd 6 March 2021 09: 31
    0
    The mines of the Chinese missiles are under the protection of the Russian air defense system, so do not dream of the Amers too .. But it is better to sit down at the negotiating table honestly.
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 6 March 2021 10: 17
      +2
      Quote: Retrograd
      so don't dream too much of amers .. but better to the negotiating table honestly have a seat.

      To be honest, this is no longer about mattresses, because a lie is the main element of their state and international policy.
      1. Retrograd
        Retrograd 6 March 2021 13: 00
        +1
        Quote: Nyrobsky
        Quote: Retrograd
        so don't dream too much of amers .. but better to the negotiating table honestly have a seat.

        To be honest, this is no longer about mattresses, because a lie is the main element of their state and international policy.

        Yes, everyone has understood this for a long time, but attempts are continuing .. We don’t want to fight, we know what it is .. And the United States sees in this again fantastic profits and the solution to all its debt problems due to bloodshed in Eurasia again .. They are not right in that hi
        This time they will not be able to sit out, we have already laid the "aspen nest" in the target designation of missiles .. This is already an extreme case!
    2. Ros 56
      Ros 56 6 March 2021 11: 34
      +1
      And what to talk about with these clowns? Trust them, not respect yourself. They are the most honest people, they gave their word, they took the word back. What are you talking about? fellow lol
  6. APASUS
    APASUS 6 March 2021 10: 21
    0
    Aegis Ashore missile defense systems will now be deployed in Poland or the Baltic States and everyone will be told that they are holding back China. laughing laughing
    We already know about Iran and S Koryu
    1. Ros 56
      Ros 56 6 March 2021 11: 30
      0
      And who is Korya? laughing A joke of humor. hi
      1. Lara Croft
        Lara Croft 6 March 2021 13: 42
        +1
        Quote: Ros 56
        And who is Korya?

        Well, Korea is more correct in Korean - "Joseon", which translates as "Country of Morning Freshness", the self-name of Koreans, respectively - "Choson Saram" ....
        1. Ros 56
          Ros 56 7 March 2021 08: 48
          +1
          Sounds so rude? Let them learn Russian. laughing
  7. Prisoner
    Prisoner 6 March 2021 11: 05
    0
    Chinese missiles need not worry.
  8. Ros 56
    Ros 56 6 March 2021 11: 29
    +1
    As deployed, so their Chinese and folded. Over the past 20 years, the whole world has become convinced that striped ones are strong with their tongue and attacks on the weaker ones. And no one knows what the Chinese have about the store.
    How striped they do not frighten us, but there would have been an opportunity long ago they would have shied away at us, but no, they know, Russia can multiply them by zero.
  9. Lara Croft
    Lara Croft 6 March 2021 13: 59
    +2
    Currently, the issue of deploying ground-based missile defense systems Aegis Ashore on the island of Guam is being considered.

    Delayed reaction. According to the idea, the United States was supposed to organize the organization of an analogue of NORAD in the APR as soon as it left the ABM Treaty ...
    The construction of the PRC "pearl belt" is forcing the American military to make military preparations in the APR .....
    The PRC has also done a lot to make the region wary of it, even by those who do not like the Americans and the Japanese ...
    The seizure of the PRC of the Paracel Islands from the SRV, the creation of artificial islands, the creation of an aircraft carrier and amphibious landing fleet, the deployment of an analogue of the ILC, the construction of a military base in Pakistan, the construction of a railway through the north of Pakistan, the deployment of a military base in Djibouti, military preparations for implementation amphibious assault on Taiwan ...
    I think the PRC and the USA are each other in terms of military preparations in the APR ...
    1. shahor
      shahor 6 March 2021 17: 32
      +2
      Quote: Lara Croft
      I think the PRC and the USA are each other in terms of military preparations in the APR ...

      I agree with you. But there is a difference. The Chinese, despite their powerful military potential, are extremely reluctant to resort to ... hints of its use. Their strong point is the projection of soft power through the implementation of strategically important economic projects. This is how they promote their influence, subordinating themselves economically and not imposing their lifestyle and their values. This path, in my opinion, is more promising than the American advancement of democracy.
      1. Lara Croft
        Lara Croft 6 March 2021 18: 11
        0
        Quote: shahor
        The Chinese, despite their powerful military potential, are extremely reluctant to resort to ... hints of its use.

        There is no potential. The PRC was only at the beginning of the journey and barely capable of general-purpose forces barely reached the level of the late USSR.
        China's competitors in the APR (India, Japan, South Caucasus) have very strong armed forces and military-industrial complex, as well as human and other resources ...
        If the PRC no one tries to check "what color it has giblets", it is thanks to the PRC's northern neighbor .... which will definitely be on the side of the PRC, except for those cases when the enemy of the PRC will be obviously weaker than the PLA ...

        In all other respects I agree completely. And the penetration into all third world countries of the PRC is huge .... I think the Russian Federation is time to demand from the PRC a part of the profits and the influence of the PRC .... in the development of Chinese business, the Russian Federation acts as a "grip" ...
  10. Sergey Averchenkov
    Sergey Averchenkov 6 March 2021 15: 56
    0
    Against China, against the DPRK, Iran, Russia. But when will they choke on these against and sit on their ass?
  11. Old26
    Old26 6 March 2021 17: 19
    +2
    Missile defense in Guam, for the PRC is not so critical,

    Critical. The Americans need to protect their naval base and air base in Guam from the MRBM. Such a system is not suitable for anything else. At least they cannot intercept Chinese ICBMs going to the United States for two reasons. Too far from the interceptor base to the intercept point. And the speed of the interceptors will not allow intercepting ICBMs on intersecting courses.

    Eun's missiles fly along non-intercepted trajectories, so as not to mess around again, as with the Patriot.

    Andrey, don't write nonsense. The fact that the Koreans are testing their missiles on a high-altitude trajectory does not mean at all that in the event of an attack on the United States, the North Koreans will fly exactly along such a trajectory. They experience high altitude and short range due to the fact that they cannot (and have never tested their ICBMs) at the maximum range. And the theoretical range obtained from such tests must be confirmed by practice.

    The American military-industrial complex must work, produce products that must be used somewhere.

    Actually, this is how all the military-industrial complex works, not just the American one. It is enough for our military-industrial complex, for example, the rocket plant in Votkinsk for 5-7 years not to produce its products and that's it. This plant will no longer be able to produce anything.

    Shouldn't the Russian missiles, if something happen, not fly through Poland-Romania, but through the North Pole?

    Through Romania - no. The only option for deploying a missile defense system in Romania is to protect NATO's southern flank from Iranian missiles. They will not intercept the Russian ones even if they really want to.
    Missile defense in Poland is nonsense. It is one thing if the deployment of GBI interceptor missiles, as originally assumed (but turned out to be very expensive), which at least could intercept launched Russian missiles (from 3-4 bases), is quite another matter now. The Block 2A version of the "Standard" is not capable of intercepting Russian ICBMs, even those launched from Bologoye strictly to the west. The only thing that this system can theoretically do is to intercept either the currently existing Iranian MRBMs with a range of about 4000 km, which theoretically can hit targets in Northern Europe, Britain and in a number of other points, or hypothetical Russian MRBMs, if they are deployed within the reach of this systems ...

    Moreover, the United States was unpleasantly surprised that the Russian nuclear forces could be used not only from the "traditional" direction through the joint venture, but also from other directions unexpected for them.

    Maybe it's not worth using fakes from the media on such a resource as VO:surprised by the possibility, horrified by the new Russian weapons, etc.
    American generals are fine KNOWthat in order to reach US territory, Russian ICBMs do not have to shoot through the North Pole (find on the Internet the presentation of Theodor Postol from 2009-2009 about the missile defense system in Europe - there this "surprise" is described using graphics)

    But missile defense in Europe is not a missile defense against Russian missiles, but a veiled intention to deploy on its base strike systems that have unified launcher parameters for missiles with nuclear warheads.

    Theoretically, it is possible to place "tomahawks" in the launchers of these interceptor missiles, but why? A stationary base with 24 cruise missiles within the reach of our Iskander - you have to be very alternatively gifted to do this. The base will not be able to shoot even half of the "axes" before it is destroyed. And they simply do not have medium-range ballistic missiles of such dimensions. It is easier and more efficient to fit a destroyer in any of the Baltic republics and shoot from it. There will be more missiles, and the launcher will be mobile

    So I am about the same! They were building "against Iranian and Korean missiles," but for some reason, near the borders of Russia! request

    Try, namesake, to trace the trajectory of Iranian missiles when attacking the southern flank of NATO or the northern one from the territory of Iran. You will be pleasantly surprised where such trajectories will pass.

    The mines of the Chinese missiles are under the protection of the Russian air defense system, so do not dream of the Amers too .. But it is better to sit down at the negotiating table honestly.

    The mines of Chinese ICBMs are far beyond the "Russian umbrella" zone. The locations of the Chinese DF-41 type PGRKs are indeed close to our borders. That's just an "immodest question". how is our air defense in the Far East going to intercept American ICBMs and SLBMs? Holy Spirit?

    Aegis Ashore missile defense systems will now be deployed in Poland or the Baltic States and everyone will be told that they are holding back China. laughing laughing
    We already know about Iran and S Koryu

    Good morning, dear! Just woke up ??
    This year the Polish base is going to be put on alert, and you all talk about it in the future tense. None of the Americans are going to deploy such weapons in the Baltics. Can you express the thoughts of the Balts themselves? They would very much like, but only the Americans are not suckers to post there
    1. Lara Croft
      Lara Croft 6 March 2021 18: 23
      0
      Old26 (Vladimir)Critical. The Americans need to protect their naval base and air base in Guam from the MRBM. Such a system is not suitable for anything else. At least they cannot intercept Chinese ICBMs going to the United States for two reasons. Too far from the interceptor base to the intercept point. And the speed of the interceptors will not allow intercepting ICBMs on intersecting courses.

      I completely agree. The only thing I don't understand. The Americans withdrew from the ABM Treaty not yesterday, but the ABM area on about. They are only going to create Guam tomorrow ..... what have they been doing all this time?
      Tomorrow, the PLA will have new strategic bombers and 5th generation fighters with hypersonic missiles, and the Americans will also think about strengthening their air defense system in the APR or not?
      It seems to me that the imperialists should be proactive ...
  12. Old26
    Old26 6 March 2021 19: 09
    +5
    Quote: Lara Croft
    I completely agree. The only thing I don't understand. The Americans withdrew from the ABM Treaty not yesterday, but the ABM area on about. They are only going to create Guam tomorrow ..... what have they been doing all this time?
    Tomorrow, the PLA will have new strategic bombers and 5th generation fighters with hypersonic missiles, and the Americans will also think about strengthening their air defense system in the APR or not?
    It seems to me that the imperialists should be proactive ...

    Most likely, they did not think that the Chinese would become a problem for them. Indeed, in principle, the Chinese were mainly engaged in short-range missiles or maximum operational-tactical missiles. And ICBMs. They do not have many types of medium-range missiles. Probably we can say about the DF-25 and DF-26. These are still capable of reaching Guam. The rest of the MRBMs with a range of 1200-1800 km are unlikely. Therefore, IMHO, the Americans were in no hurry to deploy their missile defense system in Guam.
    So far, China's bomber aviation is provided by a clone of the old Soviet Tu-16. The 5th generation fighters made in China are still a thing in themselves. Hypersound? It's hard to say something. The gliders that they showed at the parade based on the DF-17 missile still raise more questions than answers. Hypersound is now a trend, when it really becomes on alert - it's not entirely clear yet