"Interceptors will not cope with nuclear missiles on the marching sector": the US predicts the penetration of ICBMs through the defensive perimeter
Retired American generals criticized the existing air defense system of the United States, believing that it was not able to block a nuclear attack even from an adversary such as the DPRK.
A recent report from the think tank RAND indicates that Pyongyang has 50 nuclear warheads, with more than 2027 by 200. By this time, the DPRK will have several dozen ICBMs in addition to several hundred shorter-range ballistic missiles.
In this regard, Major Generals Punch Moulton and Francis Mahon call for the creation of a "reliable multi-tiered missile defense system", which will become a mechanism for "deterring the enemy, inspiring him with doubt and alarm":
Therefore, they propose to speed up the creation of new NGI interceptors and increase their number. However, according to the generals, one should not rely only on them: as it is predicted, the defensive perimeter of the one-echelon missile defense system will not be able to stop the penetration of ICBMs:
In organizing the second echelon of missile defense, they pin their hopes on the SM-3 Block 2A missile, which, according to the developer, was able to intercept ICBMs.
For timely detection of threats, the generals propose not to be limited to ground-based means, launching tracking systems ("sensor architecture") into space, which should not only observe the movement of ICBMs, but also act as one of the fire control segments for them.
- the generals conclude.
- Korean Central News Agency
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