US decided to improve Hawaii's missile defense

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US decided to improve Hawaii's missile defense

The House Appropriations Committee approved $ 2022 million in the Defense Financing Bill for 75 to continue building a radar in Hawaii.

According to US Congressman Ed Casey, a total of $ 2022 billion will be allocated for defense in 706. At the same time, part of these funds will be used to strengthen the anti-missile defense of Hawaii in particular and the Indo-Pacific region as a whole.



According to the politician, measures such as the optimization of the infrastructure of the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, for which more than $ 2,2 million will be allocated, and the continuation of the construction of the HDR-H radar in Hawaii, are extremely important for the region.

Recall that the decision on the need to create a radar station to protect the Hawaiian Islands from a missile strike, in particular from North Korea, arose back in 2018. Then, in the course of conducting a false missile alarm, the actual vulnerability of the state was established.

Already in December of the same year, a contract was signed with Lockheed Martin in the amount of $ 585 million, providing for the development and construction of a radar. However, due to various twists and turns, including opposition from environmentalists, funding for HDR-H began only last year.

It should be noted that the initial amount specified in the contract was not enough. Thus, the total cost of creating a Hawaiian radar is estimated by the Missile Defense Agency at $ 1,9 billion.

In 2020, $ 133 million was allocated for the development of the radar station. These funds, according to representatives of the Missile Defense Agency, were used for the production of "critical components of the radar" and necessary in the development of research.

E. Keynes, who is a member of the Appropriations Committee, stressed that he purposefully sought to restore funding for Hawaiian radar. He is confident that the future radar station will be able to effectively identify and classify specific missile threats and reliably protect the territory of the islands from them.

The Kahuku training range on Oahu and the Pacific missile range on Kauai are still being considered as a site for the 85-foot radar.

However, despite the allocation of $ 75 million by Congress to further develop the radar, the facility is not included in the long-term planning of the missile defense agency's program. The Pentagon believes that the maneuvering of hypersonic missiles requires a review of the requirements for ground-based radars and a focus on space-based missile threat detection.

Finally, Keyes noted that in addition to the Hawaiian radar, support is also being provided to other elements of the Pacific Deterrence Initiative (PDI), which will provide the American advantage in the Indo-Pacific region and counter threats from China and other potential US adversaries.
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  1. -1
    July 15 2021
    Radar is good. Better yet, it should be built for another 20 years, and annually allocated and allocated funds for it. What are the chances of the radar to detect the incoming blocks of hypersonic vanguards - it is not known, therefore, whether this radar is necessary at all.
    North Korea, it seems, already has missiles capable of reaching the United States.
    1. +1
      July 15 2021
      So, the total cost of creating a Hawaiian radar is estimated by the Missile Defense Agency in 1,9 billion dollars.

      In 2020, the development of the radar station was allocated 133 billion dollars.


      When there is so much dough, it's easy to get confused in billions.

      We need 1 billion, and in 8 they gave 2020 billion.

      I wonder who was wrong?
      - the author of the note
      - or accounting at the pentagon?
      - or I didn't understand anything where, to whom, how much, and the fuck is so mnoooooooooooo? laughing
    2. +1
      July 15 2021
      - and the Indo-Pacific region as a whole.
      In 2023, another American radar will take up combat duty in Japan, which, due to its long range, will be able to record anti-ship missile launches even from the mainland of the PRC.
      ... Military facilities will appear in Akita and Yamaguchi prefectures, which has already caused a negative reaction from local administrations.
    3. +8
      July 15 2021
      USA, a total of 2022 billion dollars will be allocated for defense in 706.

      Yes, for this money, with a probable enemy (s), you can peacefully drink a century winked
      1. 0
        July 15 2021
        EMNIP, about 70% of the US military budget goes to the maintenance of troops and bases. And if these 70% are taken away from the budget, then not so much remains for armament.
  2. +1
    July 15 2021
    Recall that the decision on the need to create a radar station to protect the Hawaiian Islands from a missile strike, in particular from North Korea, arose back in 2018. Then, in the course of conducting a false missile alarm, the actual vulnerability of the state was established.

    A beautiful legend, like the Iranian threat to NATO.
    We could honestly admit that the Chinese threat has become real, so they fuss with Hawaii as a real element of the missile defense system for America.
    1. +1
      July 15 2021
      Yes, the Chinese threat is real, but Hawaii will not save them, given that China is building ballistic missile nuclear submarines rather quickly. It's time to go on the defensive, to build a missile defense system near San Francisco.
      1. +1
        July 16 2021
        California has a missile defense system. THAAD system.
        But the main interception in the middle section is from Alaska. GBI system.
    2. 0
      July 15 2021
      Quote: ccsr
      the Chinese threat became real, so they fussed with Hawaii,

      But where the Chinese, if the Americans on the "Missouri" were able to defeat the aliens in Hawaii to the music of the AC / DC! Yes
  3. +2
    July 15 2021
    $ 133 billion was allocated.
    Ochepyatka probably
  4. 0
    July 15 2021
    US decided to improve Hawaii's missile defense

    The tale of how four "worthless" Russian military steamers shod the United States with 2 billion American presidents! laughing
  5. -1
    July 15 2021
    On Thursday, the state prosecution asked to sentence the founder of the investment fund Baring Vostok Michael Calvey to six years in prison on probation, finding him guilty of embezzling 2,5 billion rubles, - And there are many like this Vasya, and they will all sit a little under house arrest or nothing at all - a star hero putyatiny and again steal from the people - in short, the conclusion - steal from hundreds of lyamas - share and walk
    1. +3
      July 15 2021
      Looked at the information on this case. Everything is muddy. The damage seems to be there, but it seems to have been reimbursed .... Vostochny Bank was not divided, so they decided to drown the founder of the fund. And under the squeezing out of the share of Eastern Sovcombank, the case was most likely started))))

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