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"From Iranian and North Korean missiles": Pentagon launches new missile defense program

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"From Iranian and North Korean missiles": Pentagon launches new missile defense program

The Pentagon is launching a new missile defense program, as none of the missile defense programs launched under Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump have been implemented, despite the colossal costs. According to Bloomberg, $ 18 billion will be allocated for the new program.


The US Department of Defense has announced a tender for the development and production of missile "interceptors". At the same time, the description of the assignment emphasizes that these interceptors will be located in Alaska and protect the United States from missiles from North Korea and Iran, whoever doubts it. A total of $ 18 billion is allocated for the program, with only two companies participating in the tender: Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman.

The bulk of the funds are intended for the development phase, the companies will receive $ 13,1 billion for two, interceptor prototypes should be created by 2026, at the same time the selection of the winner will take place, which will be engaged in the release of the new weapons no later than 2028. It is planned to spend 2,3 billion dollars on the production of interceptors, and the same amount will be allocated for their maintenance.

Information about the new US weapons is scarce, at the moment it is known that a total of 31 interceptors are planned, including 10 for testing. An interceptor does not mean an aircraft, the publication mentions that they (interceptors) will be located on missiles. Most likely we are talking about any hypersonic units designed to destroy missiles. The cost of one will be $ 498 million. They will be deployed in Alaska to intercept missiles from "hostile countries", as the newspaper writes - Iran and North Korea, at least so the American edition writes.
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  1. Prisoner
    Prisoner April 28 2021 07: 21
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    Something far away. From missiles "Iran and DPRK" nice thing in the Baltic States to equip positions. bully
    1. knn54
      knn54 April 28 2021 08: 44
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      "Someone" believes that Iran and the DPRK also claim the Arctic ...
      If I were the governor of the Hawaiian Islands, I would be very offended.
    2. Fantazer911
      Fantazer911 April 28 2021 16: 21
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      And you do not know, Iran and the DPRK are launching missiles on the territory of Russia, they are dispersed by the Russian midved and they go to Alaska, and then bypassing Canada exactly to the United States with greetings hi
  2. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter April 28 2021 07: 22
    +1
    In Alaska vs. North Korea, yeah ... laughing Isn't it funny yourself? As for the rest - well, they lagged behind. Apparently, for a long time ...
    1. military_cat
      military_cat April 28 2021 09: 15
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      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      In Alaska vs. North Korea, yeah ... laughing Isn't it funny?

      On this particular occasion, there is no reason to laugh.
      1. Mountain shooter
        Mountain shooter April 28 2021 10: 07
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        Quote: military_cat
        On this particular occasion, there is no reason to laugh.

        They don't get to Washington (yet). Maybe California. And there the trajectory will be slightly different.
        1. military_cat
          military_cat April 28 2021 10: 29
          +2
          Hwaseong-15 (tested in 2017) covers the entire area. The line is drawn approximately from the center of the DPRK territory to the center of the US territory.
        2. SovAr238A
          SovAr238A April 28 2021 11: 15
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          Quote: Mountain Shooter
          Quote: military_cat
          On this particular occasion, there is no reason to laugh.

          They don't get to Washington (yet). Maybe California. And there the trajectory will be slightly different.


          You have already been shown once that you do not understand anything at least in geography, so now it turns out that you also do not know anything about the North Korean missiles and the range of their flight ...
        3. Fantazer911
          Fantazer911 April 28 2021 16: 23
          +1
          In the USA, due to the lack of common sense, it does not reach the brain, and so everything reaches drinks
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 April 28 2021 07: 30
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    The Pentagon launches a new missile defense program, as none of the missile defense programs launched under Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump have been implemented, despite the colossal costs
    ... They sho, hope that now they will succeed? Exactly, exactly?
    1. Evdokim
      Evdokim April 28 2021 07: 54
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      Quote: rocket757
      They sho, hope that now they will succeed? Exactly, exactly?

      Yeah, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman are giving up. wassat laughing tongue
      1. NDR-791
        NDR-791 April 28 2021 08: 02
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        Total $ 18 billion allocated for the program, only two companies are participating in the tender: Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman.
        All there is to know about it. In terms of cut and rollback, I assure you, they are far ahead of the rest of the planet.
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 April 28 2021 08: 41
          +1
          Quote: NDR-791
          In terms of cut and rollback, I assure you, they are far ahead of the rest of the planet.

          Yes, this is understandable ... they call it differently and everything is tip-top. You can teach the whole world and morality, if that.
        2. Kaman
          Kaman April 28 2021 09: 12
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          Even ahead of Russia? Why then do they live much better?
          1. NDR-791
            NDR-791 April 28 2021 09: 25
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            Quote: Kaman
            Why then do they live much better?

            Because they stole more wassat wassat wassat
          2. Alex777
            Alex777 April 28 2021 10: 23
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            Because they print the world's reserve currency.
            As much and then as and when they themselves want.
            The States have an external debt in their national currency. wink
            They have many reasons. But the above is the main one.
            The states control the global financial system.
            Therefore, they can impose sanctions when they want to.
            Resources from all over the world are pulling for "City on a Hill".
            We talk about superiority and the right to govern.
      2. rocket757
        rocket757 April 28 2021 08: 38
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        Yes, they can ... if sho, they scrape a good dentist, put a prosthesis.
  4. antivirus
    antivirus April 28 2021 07: 30
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    The development of the Republic of Ingushetia did not depend on the Russian army and navy (the only allies) - ruined the Republic of Ingushetia - internal contradictions and the national question .. money must be invested in Afro-blacks and Latinos
  5. aszzz888
    aszzz888 April 28 2021 07: 38
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    none of the missile defense programs launched under Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump have been implemented, despite the colossal costs.
    Who else has not sawed the loot on missile defense? baida? Give 18 lard, you will have a piece of pie too)). laughing
  6. Cowbra
    Cowbra April 28 2021 07: 40
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    In what the United States is exactly ahead of the rest of the world ... So it is in the organization of sawmills))))
  7. Sidor Amenpodestovich
    Sidor Amenpodestovich April 28 2021 07: 42
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    interceptors will be located in Alaska and protect the United States from missiles from North Korea and Iran

    That is, in this way the Americans indirectly admit that it is useless to defend against Russia, so we will try to defend ourselves at least from Iran and the DPRK.
    1. military_cat
      military_cat April 28 2021 09: 20
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      Quote: Sidor Amenpodestovich
      That is, in this way the Americans indirectly admit: it is useless to defend against Russia

      They directly admit it, but no one listens to direct statements, they are looking for a double bottom.
  8. Popandos
    Popandos April 28 2021 07: 44
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    Half a lard in one block? wassat
    Well ...
    The screeching of the sawmill is heard
  9. bar
    bar April 28 2021 08: 07
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    With protection from Russian missiles, the striped ones are doing fine, it remains to defend themselves against Iranian missiles, and they will be completely safe laughing
    1. Volder
      Volder April 28 2021 08: 49
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      Quite the opposite: the United States can somehow defend itself against Iranian and North Korean missiles already now, but there is no defense against Russian weapons and it is unlikely that it will be possible to create it in the coming decades.
  10. APASUS
    APASUS April 28 2021 09: 30
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    Let me guess, are you planning to deploy interceptors from Korean and Iranian missiles in the Baltic region or Ukraine?
  11. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 28 2021 10: 15
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    $ 18 billion is allocated for the new program ... none of the missile defense programs launched under Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump has been implemented, despite the colossal costs
    This means that again someone will become a little richer, and the program will again not reach implementation. Which is what I wish them.
  12. rotfuks
    rotfuks April 28 2021 10: 25
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    Most likely, this new missile defense program will be a reinforced version of Israel's Iron Dome. "
  13. Old26
    Old26 April 28 2021 17: 24
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    Quote: Captive
    Something far away. From missiles "Iran and DPRK" nice thing in the Baltic States to equip positions. bully

    The location of the interceptors in Alaska is just right for countering North Korean missiles. What about Iran's missiles? Purely ballistic, interceptors can also be deployed there, but Iranian missiles will cross, albeit at high altitude, the territory of Russia and China. But at the same time, Iranian missiles must be ICBMs with a firing range of the order of 11-12 thousand kilometers. Which is hardly real anytime soon
    It is not entirely clear which missiles will be used in this case. And without knowledge of the performance characteristics of such interceptor missiles, conversations are only air concussion.

    Quote: Mountain Shooter
    In Alaska vs. North Korea, yeah ... laughing Isn't it funny yourself? As for the rest - well, they lagged behind. Apparently, for a long time ...

    By the way, it's not funny. Unless, of course, you will draw a trajectory with a straight line on a cartographic resource ...
    This is the eastern part of the United States, and the second circuit is the center of the United States.



    Quote: Mountain Shooter
    Quote: military_cat
    On this particular occasion, there is no reason to laugh.

    They don't get to Washington (yet). Maybe California. And there the trajectory will be slightly different.

    Well, the parameters of the interceptor missile are unknown to us. The same GBI, which stands in Alaska, has a range of about 5000 km and an altitude reach of 2500 km.

    Quote: military_cat
    Hwaseong-15 (tested in 2017) covers the entire area. The line is drawn approximately from the center of the DPRK territory to the center of the US territory.

    In principle, correct, but only theoretically. It is not known where the Hwasong-15 will fly, since there was no launch to the maximum range. And on the intercontinental too. The test was purely theoretical.

    Quote: Sydor Amenpospestovich
    interceptors will be located in Alaska and protect the United States from missiles from North Korea and Iran

    That is, in this way the Americans indirectly admit that it is useless to defend against Russia, so we will try to defend ourselves at least from Iran and the DPRK.

    So they have been for 20 years, at least, they say that their missile defense system is not against Russia. And only now our commentators are beginning to realize that they are right and the US missile defense system is not capable of preventing the strike of Russian missiles. laughing
    1. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik April 28 2021 17: 34
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      It looks like there will be a descendant of the SR-71. Lockheed has long been developing a hypersonic UAV, conventionally SR-72. The good old days of Reagan, with his Star Wars, are back.
    2. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik April 30 2021 00: 32
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      Everything is simpler, they will make an anti-missile. Good article came out:

      https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/40381/does-spending-nearly-18b-on-a-few-dozen-new-icbm-interceptors-even-make-sense-strategically