"One out of two missiles destroyed": US military experts called the result of the missile defense exercise in Hawaii unsatisfactory

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The American press is taken aback by the reports of the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) about the exercises that were carried out in the Hawaiian Islands. The main purpose of the maneuvers was to confirm the characteristics of the missile defense system in these Pacific territories of the United States. The maneuvers were carried out last Saturday (July 24) northwest of Hawaii.

Why did the MDA reports generate questions and criticism?



The US Missile Defense Agency reports that the US missile defense system's calculations "destroyed one of two targets during system testing." The same release states that MDA cannot confirm if the second target was destroyed.

In the US media, experts, commenting on these reports, state that on the basis of the data presented, one can unequivocally speak of the low effectiveness of the missile defense system used in the United States. And the tests were carried out by the Aegis Weapon System 33. One of the comments:

If our combat crews of air defense-missile defense systems destroy one out of two missiles launched, then you shouldn't hover in the clouds, expecting that our territory is reliably protected from enemy missiles. It turns out that we can only intercept every second missile.


Another comment:

One target out of two is hit. Mathematically speaking, this is a satisfactory result. If in the military and humanitarian plans, then this may be minus 5 thousand lives, because they have no data on the interception of the second missile. That is, the result is unsatisfactory.

The MDA release contains information that the targets for the interceptor missiles were short-range ballistic missiles.

Even more criticism from American military experts received the statement of an official representative of the MDA, which sounded as follows:

This was the most difficult mission in recent times.

It was noted that if "the most difficult mission" is the task of intercepting two missiles, then what to say, "if China or North Korea actually strike dozens of their ICBMs on the Pacific territories of the United States or allies in the region."
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    1. 0
      26 July 2021 07: 21
      It was noted that if "the most difficult mission" is the task of intercepting two missiles, then what to say, "if China or North Korea actually strike dozens of their ICBMs on the Pacific territories of the United States or allies in the region."
      Two goals are difficult ?! laughing merikatos has completely moved out of reality!
      1. +22
        26 July 2021 07: 31
        A task for schoolchildren. Two warheads flew to Washington (not counting decoys). One warhead was intercepted. How many Washington DCs are left on the planet?
        1. +7
          26 July 2021 07: 33

          grunt (grunt)
          Today, 07: 31

          +1
          A task for schoolchildren. Two warheads flew to Washington (not counting decoys). One warhead was intercepted. How many Washington DCs are left on the planet?
          It is necessary to slip this question to Jackie. wink Surely she will go to keep the advice, because she will not figure it out herself. laughing
          1. +7
            26 July 2021 07: 57
            Here's what's interesting. Did you catch an electronic target or a real (educational) one? If the training one was not only not shot down, but also not found after the fall, then to Petrov and Bashirov to declare gratitude !!!
        2. +1
          26 July 2021 10: 00
          If we approach this issue purely arephmetically, then after the riots in the US capital, Washington, only 62 settlements with the name Washington will remain in the US. But we will not hit on the map, but on the coordinates, if anything. This is called disguised!
      2. 0
        26 July 2021 07: 54
        Quote: aszzz888
        Two goals are difficult ?!

        Depends on the characteristics of the target ... There was an article a long time ago that our air defense systems are trained on targets with extremely low performance characteristics ...
        1. -2
          26 July 2021 08: 08
          What's the problem? Launch the first target that goes off. And hold the second one. And the people are happy, and the savings!
      3. +6
        26 July 2021 08: 09
        During the Cuban missile crisis.
        Kennedy: We have enough missiles to destroy you [the USSR] thirty times.
        Khrushchev: We only have enough for one time, but this is enough for us. "
      4. 0
        26 July 2021 09: 37
        Quote: aszzz888
        if China or North Korea actually strike dozens of their ICBMs on the US Pacific territories or allies in the region. "

        The MDA release contains information on what targets for missile defense short-range ballistic missiles.
    2. +3
      26 July 2021 07: 27
      the calculations of the US missile defense systems "destroyed one of two targets during the tests of the system."

      If in the military and humanitarian plans, then this may be minus 5 thousand lives

      Hawaii may not have a high population density, but what to do with densely populated areas? And if it is not a missile but a warhead with multiple warheads?
      The States are lucky that they are not at war with Russia at the moment ...
      1. +3
        26 July 2021 07: 34
        Quote: Canecat
        The States are lucky that they are not at war with Russia at the moment ...

        This is not luck, but an accurate calculation. There are no suicides wassat
    3. +3
      26 July 2021 07: 38
      This was the most difficult mission in recent times.
      ... ??? if they think it's a difficult mission, tady oh!
      However, there is no missile defense system that can perform a more serious task, with a noticeably better result ... the world rests on that, no one can feel invulnerable.
      1. +2
        26 July 2021 10: 13
        Quote: rocket757
        This was the most difficult mission in recent times.
        ... ??? if they think it's a difficult mission, tady oh!

        Well, it's not for nothing that Hollywood made films with the title "Mission Impossible -1,2,3,4.", They prepared the population for the fact that not everything is as smooth as we would like.
        1. 0
          26 July 2021 10: 19
          And sho Hollywood, they earn on fears and other different feelings, sensations, desires of people ... just business and they sneeze at the veracity of their "masterpieces".
    4. +3
      26 July 2021 07: 51
      winked "It turns out that we can only intercept every second missile." (C) And our own missile, guys. My. So it's not a fact that you can overwhelm someone else's at all. Watch more Hollywood movies for a psycho offload and get drunk. It looks like you need it now. laughing
    5. +3
      26 July 2021 07: 56
      Do they want 100% interception of all targets? Naive ... Or everyone gnaws at dreams of an unrequited blow in order to immediately solve all their "problems".
    6. +5
      26 July 2021 08: 12
      A direct hit into an MRBM on a head-on course is not an easy task.
      And 100% won't be here never.
      Aegis is built for this, as a network of successively producing missile defense carriers - destroyers and ground bases: one missed - the next hit.
      1. +2
        26 July 2021 08: 45
        Quote: voyaka uh
        A direct hit into an MRBM on a head-on course is not an easy task.
        And 100% will never be here

        Of course difficult, and no one promises 100% defeat. Then we need a lot more anti-missiles than attackers ... And no budget can handle this. Even the dimensionless American.
      2. -5
        26 July 2021 09: 02

        voyaka uh (Alexey)
        Today, 08: 12
        +2
        A direct hit into an MRBM on a head-on course is not an easy task.
        And 100% will never be here.
        And where in the article is there even one word about "courses" ?! fool fool Another invention of the Merikatos lawyer. tongue
        Aegis is built for this, as a network of consistently producing missile defense carriers - destroyers and ground bases: one missed, the next hit.
        laughing Did the Merikatos tell you this, or did they invent it ?! laughing Those. according to your logic, one rocket SHOULD fly away to nowhere ?! Is your bravado too expensive for the Merikatos ?! laughing
        Pi.C. why don't you ask about engines on "Science" - it's time to turn them on)! fool fool
      3. 0
        26 July 2021 09: 16
        How will Aegis act on the Berks, when we hit the North Pole. And if the "bus" released the "passengers" before it. Therefore, we strengthen the defense of the NSR (this is for everyone). And so that the Berks do not appear in the Arctic. courses were missile defense tests?
      4. 0
        26 July 2021 10: 05
        I will reveal a terrible secret, in the mid-90s, our people were launched into space, with the help of rockets, plastic bags covered with a metal film to reflect signals, to simulate false targets. The tests were successful. Of all the irons in Russia, they told about this for the Americans. They seem not to be believed.
    7. +2
      26 July 2021 08: 27
      Let them learn to intercept hypersonic missiles and blocks. Then the result will be even more fun. Oh yeah, I forgot, they don't have them. laughing
      1. 0
        26 July 2021 09: 05

        V1er
        Today, 08: 27
        0
        Let them learn to intercept hypersonic missiles and blocks. Then the result will be even more fun. Oh yeah, I forgot, they don't have them. laughing
        They have a problem with interception with subsonic ballistics, and here you are offering them a hypersound "intercept!" They haven't filmed it in Hollywood yet. wink
        1. +1
          26 July 2021 10: 08
          But how do they play baseball (in Russian, rounders)? hi
    8. 0
      26 July 2021 08: 32
      Americans have a difficult relationship with the media. On the one hand, such information appears about the problems of the missile defense system, and on the other hand, they will pull everyone on the globe who will try to spoil the image of the coolest weapons in the world!
      1. 0
        26 July 2021 15: 39
        Quote: APASUS
        and on the other hand, they will pull everyone on the globe who will try to spoil the image of the coolest weapons in the world!

        who is this? even Europeans do not hesitate to piss on their "best" weapons wassat
        1. 0
          26 July 2021 16: 56
          Quote: SanichSan
          who is this? even Europeans do not hesitate to piss on their "best" weapons

          The Europeans are releasing their weapons and, as it were, allies, the Americans did not have time to crush them like Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, the Baltic states
          1. 0
            26 July 2021 17: 44
            Quote: APASUS
            they did not have time to crush like Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, the Baltic States

            well, yes, but who cares what such "superpowers" as Bulgaria, Romania, Poland and the Baltic states think wink
    9. +1
      26 July 2021 08: 59
      For two purposes, these are not statistics. Statistics start with 20 goals.
    10. -2
      26 July 2021 09: 00
      calculations of the US missile defense systems "destroyed one of two targets during system tests"
      The probability is 50%. As a weather forecast, it will either rain or not. US missile defense - either shoot down or not.
      1. -2
        26 July 2021 09: 18
        We have a more accurate weather forecast, if he goes hunting in Chukchi or not.
    11. -1
      26 July 2021 09: 34
      And that Hawaii remained intact?
      :))
    12. +3
      26 July 2021 12: 04
      Most of the comments are about nothing. It seems that people did not come to VO, but to the crocodile magazine. The fact that 1 goal out of 2 was confirmed is indicated right in the title, in order to understand this, it is not even necessary to open an article. I am interested in details, but they are not.
      https://defbrief.com/2021/07/25/us-navy-mda-complete-most-complex-sm-6-intercept-test-with-4-missiles/
      The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the US Navy completed the most challenging MDA mission northwest of Hawaii on July 24.

      The mission was named "Aegis 33 Flight Test System" and was intended to intercept the raid of two short-range ballistic missiles with four standard 6 Dual II missiles.

      One target was successfully intercepted by missiles fired by guided missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) based on initial observations, according to the US Navy. The service said it could not immediately confirm that the second target was destroyed.

      The FTM-33 was the third flight test of a vessel equipped with an Aegis BMD using the SM-6 Dual II rocket. The test was originally scheduled for December 2020, but was postponed due to restrictions on the movement of personnel and equipment aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19.

      The second flight test, the FTM 31, took place in May this year and resulted in two SM-6 missiles being unable to track, acquire and intercept a target. The first test in the series, the FTM 27, took place in 2017, and the destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile target with SM-6 missiles.

      Program officials said they will continue to evaluate system performance based on data generated during testing.

      The SM-6 Dual II missile is intended for use in the final phase of the trajectory of a short and medium-range ballistic missile. Together with the SM-3 missile, which is designed to engage ICBMs in the interim phase, it forms the naval component of the Missile Defense Agency's missile defense system.

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