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In the United States tested an improved interceptor missile defense system

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An advanced ground-based air defense missile has been tested in the United States. The missile defense agency of the US Department of Defense reported on the tests of the new interceptor.


The Agency did not provide more details of the tests. For the first time, a two-stage version of a three-stage interceptor missile was tested by the US military, according to a released statement. In this configuration, without the third stage, the missile launch time is reduced, the military explained, which gives "more flexibility" when hitting a target.

(...) such technologies will make it possible to once again assess the situation and make a final decision even after the launch of the anti-missile

- said in a statement.

The launch of the "novelty" took place from a mine located on the territory of the Vanderberg military base, traditionally used for testing various missiles. According to the results of the tests, the missile tests were recognized as successful, the parameters were not disclosed. It is clarified that despite the success of the tests, specialists will need to additionally check the telemetry in order to draw final conclusions.

It is emphasized that a mock rocket was used in the tests, and not a full-fledged sample. As explained, this was done to "reduce military spending."

According to the ABM Agency, the tested interceptor missile is capable of hitting medium and long-range ballistic missiles in the context of "rapid collisions."
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  1. Professor
    Professor 13 September 2021 07: 02
    -1
    They are afraid of Korean and Iranian missiles. And rightly so.
    No missile defense will help against the Russian and Chinese ones.
    1. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. 13 September 2021 07: 05
      +3
      Yes, yes ... in Poland and Romania they are going to shoot down Kim's and Iranian missiles ... not far away?
      I am tormented by vague doubts that this is another attempt to oppose something against our retribution for the first blow.
      1. mvg
        mvg 13 September 2021 07: 32
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        oppose our first strike retaliation.

        There kinetics against a multi-headed ICBM is useless. Unless they want to catch her on takeoff. Then from the mine it is necessary to make a mobile installation to South Korea and KSA, instead of the Patriots, or in addition to them
        1. hrych
          hrych 13 September 2021 10: 20
          +3
          Quote: mvg
          There kinetics against a multi-headed ICBM is useless.

          Plus sign for your wisdom. Also false targets. Shrapnel is also useless, i.e. proximity fuse. It is in cartoons that warheads fly in close formation. In real life, the breeding platform scatters them for kilometers if not more. Even the use of a nuclear missile warhead in space is not very effective. There is really no shock wave, radiation for a blank that can withstand horse heating when entering the atmosphere, at close to the first cosmic speeds, is not scary. And the radiation, to the radioactive BB, is like a thorn bush to a rabbit brother.
          1. mvg
            mvg 13 September 2021 11: 35
            +1
            And the radiation, to the radioactive BB, is like a thorn bush to a rabbit brother.

            Again all the fools wink and tov Khrych builds the wise. What are GMD 48 units in Alaska and California? Vigorous. And our A-151 is also not high-explosive ...
            Again, do you propose to make lasers and launch them into space? Or is it better to immediately dig deeper into the cellar? I have nowhere to go, I'm in a swamp.
            1. hrych
              hrych 13 September 2021 12: 03
              +2
              I praised you, no, you are in contradiction again wassat Our 53T6 interceptor missiles are intercepted in the stratosphere at altitudes from 10 to 100 km (i.e., to the borders of space). There is also an atmosphere there, as a material for creating a shock wave of a 10-kiloton charge. With regards to long-range missiles. transatmospheric interception - 51T6, they have from 1 to 3 megatons. There is no hope for a shock wave of the atmosphere, but the calculation is that the size of the fire bubble is more than a kilometer in diameter, where there is a total defeat of everything that is horrible.
              1. mvg
                mvg 13 September 2021 12: 37
                +2
                I also said for the temperature. But I'll start digging the cellar. I will keep sweet potatoes and pickles
              2. Demchenko Vladislav Alexandrovich
                Demchenko Vladislav Alexandrovich 14 September 2021 17: 31
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                There is no hope for a shock wave of the atmosphere, but the calculation is that the size of the fire bubble is more than a kilometer in diameter, where there is a total defeat of everything that is horrible.
                the main damaging factor of long-range intercept missiles is X-ray radiation.
                1. hrych
                  hrych 14 September 2021 20: 19
                  +2
                  Not enough information for discussion. According to some reports, 51T6 also intercepts at altitudes not exceeding 100 km, and differs from 53T6 only in a large range. And a more powerful charge due to the decrease in accuracy due to the range of application. Allegedly, the power of the Khariton charge was reduced due to the defeat of themselves. Whether this was related to EMP or other factors, it is difficult to say. It is also embarrassing that the 51T6 has aerodynamic rudders, which is on the first or second stage, and on the contrary, in the 53T6, they are completely absent. And what if the transatmosphericity is traced precisely in 53Т6, then 51Т6 only in the stratosphere, well, in the mesosphere. And there is logic here. If 51T6 bangs in space, it will provoke EMP and knock out its defenses, and indeed everything. On the basis of this missile, Nudol will make a long-range interception, as much as one and a half thousand kilometers. Will it be kinetic, nuclear or otherwise ... it is not clear. If, of course, you intercept over someone else's territory, then please, a high-altitude nuclear, but over your own? EMP has not been canceled. The X-ray radiation in space during the explosion is strong, but not enough to damage the unit, and the Americans, not from a good life, fenced off an orbital X-ray laser with nuclear pumping, but ran into insoluble problems.
                2. hrych
                  hrych 15 September 2021 08: 49
                  +1
                  Quote: Demchenko Vladislav Alexandrovich
                  the main damaging factor of long-range intercept missiles is X-ray radiation.

                  What anti-aircraft, what transatmospheric interceptors in the USSR tried to do with neutron interceptors. In theory, neutrons cause the warhead's charge to fission, fire prematurely and abnormally. Those. causes a chain reaction, without reaching critical mass. Some believe that Peresvet, a kind of neutron gun with a reactor and a beam, disables the BB by affecting the charge. There is indeed a sharp rise in X-ray radiation behind the atmosphere, but it is easier to defend against it. It acts on the body of the block, in contrast to the neutron one, which acts on the charge. To protect against neutron radiation, a boron layer (absorber) is added, and a layer of good old lead is added from X-rays.
          2. Maikcg
            Maikcg 13 September 2021 19: 44
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            And radiation, from a nuclear interceptor, is not very useful for a radioactive BB. And the rest of the components too. Maybe not bomb after such an outrage, but just spray the filling with an ordinary explosion, which is also not good for health, but you can survive.
            1. hrych
              hrych 13 September 2021 19: 55
              +2
              No, the blank of the warhead is thick-walled made of heat-resistant steel, the induced radiation is not enough to cause harm.
              1. Demchenko Vladislav Alexandrovich
                Demchenko Vladislav Alexandrovich 14 September 2021 08: 05
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                Quote: hrych
                No, the blank of the warhead is thick-walled made of heat-resistant steel, the induced radiation is not enough to cause harm.

                The source that it is made of heat-resistant steel?
              2. Maikcg
                Maikcg 14 September 2021 13: 53
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                When ours rushed 300 kt at 290 km altitude, an underground power cable 1000 km long, passing at a depth of about 1 m and connecting Tselinograd and Alma-Ata, was put out of action. In ground power transmission lines, breakdowns of ceramic insulators were noted, which caused short circuits. A 570-kilometer telephone line over the ground was destroyed. If such a thing bangs a dozen kilometers from the BB - to the Khan's block, no corps will protect against radiation of such force. It was on this that the missile defense system of Moscow with special warheads was founded. And if for one or two it is a pity to use special warheads over their territory, then against a mass launch just right, it's no longer scary.
                1. hrych
                  hrych 14 September 2021 14: 19
                  +1
                  This is not induced radiation, this is the EMP of a high-altitude nuclear explosion. In theory, the block is shielded, and the electronics are no longer needed in the final section. The initiation is supposedly carried out by mechanics. But it also acts, as it were, the atmosphere itself due to the Compton effect. Atmospheric gases. The sky becomes the emitter. If the block flies outside the atmosphere, then this should not particularly affect it. There are already more questions and the townsfolk are not supposed to know. In general, this is the end of the electronic civilization unambiguously.
                  1. Maikcg
                    Maikcg 14 September 2021 14: 57
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                    The firing mechanism is not even milliseconds, but nanoseconds. Mechanics will not work in such a matter, detonators are electric with all that it implies. Protection yes, there is something. But these are not meters of lead and concrete) x-rays, neutron flux (neutron munitions are effective in space). X-rays will heat the BB, the neutron flux will cause a partial reaction in the filling, in the neutron initiator. And the tolerances are such that +/- 1/1000000 of the calculated parameters and an atomic explosion will not occur. That is why atomic weapons are difficult.
                    1. Demchenko Vladislav Alexandrovich
                      Demchenko Vladislav Alexandrovich 14 September 2021 17: 34
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                      Instead of electrical wires, is it possible to use fire cords in nuclear charge initiation systems? They are resistant to electromagnetic pulse and neutron radiation.
                      1. Maikcg
                        Maikcg 16 September 2021 02: 33
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                        How to initiate them?
                    2. hrych
                      hrych 15 September 2021 08: 33
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                      There are no electrical elements here at all. The charge is neutron, but this is the essence of a thermonuclear charge without a reflector
                      1. Maikcg
                        Maikcg 16 September 2021 02: 34
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                        The ICBM block does not stick into the ground, it is preferable to an air blast, since it has a higher lethality.
                      2. hrych
                        hrych 16 September 2021 02: 38
                        +2
                        absolutely true, therefore there is a mechanical altimeter and there are mechanical detonators
          3. bk0010
            bk0010 13 September 2021 20: 22
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            Quote: hrych
            In real life, the breeding platform scatters them for kilometers if not more.
            The breeding radius of up to 100 km is said, but this is already on the ground.
            Quote: hrych
            And the radiation, to the radioactive BB, is like a thorn bush to a rabbit brother.
            No, the flow of neutrons causes a reaction in the plutonium, the warhead heats up and fails.
            1. hrych
              hrych 13 September 2021 21: 00
              +2
              Quote: bk0010
              The breeding radius of up to 100 km is said, but this is already on the ground

              With regards to the East Coast (or West) USA, for the platform flying towards the pole, the targets (large cities) seem to be on one straight line with a slight correction to the side. If we directed it at 45 degrees, then there are two options, when the platform goes to the trajectory of each block, it can take it to a steeper angle with its engine, or take it to a smaller flight angle. Naturally, the second is less energy-intensive, with the same result. If we were to scatter the blocks along the front, horizontally, then, yes, of course, the departure from the main trajectory to the side at small angles, which give limited expansion. In our case, you can easily make a flight of thousands of kilometers. Those. hit cities from the coast south to the north. In the case of a ten-block Satan, finish off the coast with one rocket. Actually, what one responsible employee known to you hinted about recently. With maneuvering blocks in general. The block can add momentum with its engine and fly further, or vice versa, dive sharply on the target. For poor Americans, our targets across the pole are not located on a straight line during the flight, but exactly the opposite. Our cities are located not along the meridian, but in a chain in latitude, and with a decent difference and in longitude. Therefore, they have multi-unit heavyweights. in fact, there is no point. With regard to the neutron charge. I agree, you can. The neutron charges themselves are low-power and their radius is very limited. They so wanted to fight our tanks, but the concept failed, precisely because of the small area of ​​destruction. It is easier to hit the blocks with other factors of a conventional nuclear charge.
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              2. bk0010
                bk0010 14 September 2021 20: 37
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                Quote: hrych
                It is easier to hit blocks with other factors of a conventional nuclear charge.
                And others will not help: the block will transfer the light radiation (it is designed for heating), the shock wave at high altitudes is weak, and if the meeting point is passed, then it simply will not catch up with the BB, the radioactive fallout is negligible, and special measures were taken against the electromagnetic pulse. in the 70s (like). There remains only hope of hitting the fireball, but the likelihood of this is low.
                1. hrych
                  hrych 14 September 2021 20: 47
                  +1
                  The fireball is not small and forgives a miss of tens of meters, as well as heavy decoys enter the atmosphere with the main unit, which are indistinguishable in the radio and optical spectrum. They fly more or less densely and are hit by nuclear weapons than kinetic interceptors guess or spend anti-missiles on everything. In the stratosphere and partly in the mesosphere, the density of gases is sufficient to create a shock wave, turn the block, and it will scatter itself from its speed and friction.
      2. Blackmokona
        Blackmokona 13 September 2021 07: 52
        -1
        Well, Russian missiles will fly through the North Pole, and Iranian missiles will fly to Paris via Romanians
      3. Professor
        Professor 13 September 2021 08: 23
        -5
        Quote: Lech from Android.
        Yes, yes ... in Poland and Romania they are going to shoot down Kim's and Iranian missiles ... not far away?

        Look at the globe. Poland and Romania are on the trajectory of Iranian missiles.

        Quote: Lech from Android.
        I am tormented by vague doubts that this is another attempt to oppose something against our retribution for the first blow.

        This is not technically feasible. No missiles from Romania can keep up with Siberian ICBMs. Space missile defense is another matter. But this is a matter for the future.
        1. DenVB
          DenVB 13 September 2021 12: 08
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          Quote: professor
          Poland and Romania are on the trajectory of Iranian missiles.

          It depends on what trajectories. If you shoot from Iran at Western Europe, then an anti-missile base in northern Poland, in Redzikowo, is simply neither to the village nor to the city. Even the Tehran-London trajectory runs 500 kilometers to the south. If we assume that Iran acquires an ICBM and fires at the United States, then Poland is more or less on the way, but there the distance to Iran is more than 3000 km, the ICBM by this time will already be at an unattainable height for interception.

          In general, for the missile defense system in Poland, the most reasonable explanation is to protect Europe from Russian INF missiles launched from the Kaliningrad region. True, there are none yet. And, when this missile defense was just beginning to be planned, even the possibility of canceling the INF Treaty had not yet been discussed.

          The most logical place for intercepting Iranian missiles is not Poland or Romania, but Transcaucasia - eastern Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan.
          1. Professor
            Professor 13 September 2021 13: 03
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            Quote: DenVB
            It depends on what trajectories.

            Short

            1. DenVB
              DenVB 13 September 2021 13: 18
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              Quote: professor
              Short

              Thanks. I see that you have not mastered the rest of my post.
              1. Professor
                Professor 13 September 2021 13: 58
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                Quote: DenVB
                Quote: professor
                Short

                Thanks. I see that you have not mastered the rest of my post.

                I mastered it.
                I showed that the deployment of interceptor missiles in Poland and Romania makes sense. Iranian missiles are within reach and will go astray on a collision course over Ukraine. Of course, the deployment of interceptor missiles in Ukraine and the Transcaucasus is preferable, and I believe that in future they will be placed there.
                1. DenVB
                  DenVB 13 September 2021 14: 46
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                  Quote: professor
                  Iranian missiles are within reach and will go astray on a collision course over Ukraine.

                  ICBMs by this time will already be above 500 kilometers. If not on a flat trajectory, which is doubtful for Iran. SM-3s have so far demonstrated a maximum 250 km intercept.

                  And, by the way, if you lay a route not from Tehran, but from an area near Turkmenistan, then the trajectory will go significantly away from Poland. Somewhere over Estonia. Which makes the "anti-Iranian" missile defense system in Poland even less meaningful.
  2. Nafanya from the sofa
    Nafanya from the sofa 13 September 2021 07: 04
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    a two-stage version of a three-stage interceptor missile was tested for the first time.

    If the balloon bursts, you can't inflate it. Rather, you will inflate, but another
    Source: https://citatnica.ru/vyrazheniya/krylatye-vyrazheniya-vitaliya-klichko-70-vyrazhenij
    (Vitalik Klitschko)
    1. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. 13 September 2021 07: 11
      -1
      He would have to prepare for the ground ... winter is near. smile
  3. Evil troll
    Evil troll 13 September 2021 07: 15
    +1
    As explained, this was done to "reduce military spending."

    It's somehow even unusual to hear that from the Pentagon.
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 13 September 2021 08: 04
      +1
      Quote: Angry Troll
      As explained, this was done to "reduce military spending".

      Somehow even it's unusual to hear this from the Pentagon.

      Especially against the background of the fact that these "economists" of military junk for 85 billion dollars left the Taliban.
      1. mvg
        mvg 13 September 2021 10: 45
        +1
        $ 85 billion worth of military junk was left to the Taliban.

        And how to take it all out? Transport workers, through the Kabul airport, which is controlled by the Taliban?
        Most likely, an agreement was concluded: We do not touch you, but the arsenals remain here as "humanitarian" aid. Otherwise it will beat the columns and bring down the Hercules.
        Howl will rise in the press ... recourse
        1. Nyrobsky
          Nyrobsky 13 September 2021 11: 40
          +1
          Quote: mvg
          And how to take it all out? Transport workers, through the Kabul airport, which is controlled by the Taliban?

          They had an airbase in Bagram, but they abandoned everything there in one night, along with the arsenals, without even warning the military Kabulis that they were getting on their skis.
          Quote: mvg
          Most likely, an agreement was concluded: We do not touch you, but the arsenals remain here as "humanitarian" aid. Otherwise it will beat the columns and bring down the Hercules.

          As a matter of fact, the removal of used equipment, used equipment and equipment is also not cheap, but they apparently did not have enough sense to solve this issue with the help of a can of gasoline.
          I agree in the sense that there was an agreement on the withdrawal, but I doubt that it was on such humiliating conditions, since the mattresses were placed on the Afghan government army, which, alas, did not show itself and preferred to surrender ahead of time surrendering their arsenals in the hope of amnesty. In any case, the remaining arsenals are hemorrhoids of an international scale and the Americans are solely to blame for this.
  4. Ros 56
    Ros 56 13 September 2021 07: 26
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    It is emphasized that a mock rocket was used in the tests, and not a full-fledged sample. As explained, this was done to "reduce military spending."

    They give them a couple of trillions of money to cut in Afghanistan, but there is no way to launch a full-fledged rocket. However, this practice is puzzling.
    1. mvg
      mvg 13 September 2021 07: 35
      -1
      However, this practice is puzzling.

      Really. If the tests, then immediately combat ... or even better, immediately stick in the SpetsBCH. Suddenly he will fly in the wrong direction, he will be offended that one step was cut off.
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 13 September 2021 07: 34
    +1
    Strike systems are evolving faster than those that must withstand them!
    So far, this has long been so, and changes, so far, are not visible from any side.
  6. Mwg
    Mwg 13 September 2021 09: 14
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    Something start is very smoky ...
  7. Zomanus
    Zomanus 13 September 2021 12: 21
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    Somehow "fleeting collisions" and ballistic missiles do not fit.
  8. alch3mist
    alch3mist 13 September 2021 14: 53
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    Quote: Ros 56
    It is emphasized that a mock rocket was used in the tests, and not a full-fledged sample. As explained, this was done to "reduce military spending."

    They give them a couple of trillions of money to cut in Afghanistan, but there is no way to launch a full-fledged rocket. However, this practice is puzzling.

    Just watch (review) Sergeant Bilko. At least the episode with the hover tank.