Rush preparations for a possible exchange of strikes with China. Erection of the missile defense "umbrella" over Guam
Against the background of a sharp aggravation of the military-political and operational-strategic situation in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, provoked by the rush preparation of the command of the United Armed Forces of the recently formed AUKUS alliance for a large-scale strategic aerospace operation to oust the AUG and KUG of the Chinese Navy from the “9-dotted line "In the South China Sea (which is the exclusive economic zone of the PRC in Biendong), as well as blocking the amphibious landing ship groups of the Chinese fleet On the distant approaches to Taiwan, the Pentagon is deploying one of the two batteries of the Iron Dome anti-missile complex ("Iron Dome") purchased from the Israeli Rafael by the Pentagon near the naval base Apra and Avb Andersen.
The resonant haste in the formation of an anti-missile "barrier" over Guam has a number of alarming rationales.
The most piquant nuance in this situation is that the operational redeployment and deployment of the Iron Dome in Guam was not prevented even by the unsuccessful attempt of specialists from the military-industrial company Raytheon to implement hardware and software synchronization of the command post of the Israeli anti-missile complex with the data exchange bus of the command post. EOC / IBCS of the American Patriot PAC-3MSE anti-missile system for further integration of the former into the network-centric air defense system of the US Army.
As you know, against the background of problems with synchronization, representatives of the defense department and the US Congress made a very unexpected statement about their readiness to place one of the two Iron Dome divisions at the disposal of the Ukrainian Air Force.
In light of the growing degree of tension in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, the decision to transfer the anti-missile battery to Guam was made as soon as possible and despite the observed technical discrepancies, which gives the event a special symbolism, indicating the list of consequences for the 7th operational fleet of the Navy in the western part of the Pacific region in the event of an escalation path of development of the situation.
So, one of the first massive missile and missile-aviation attacks of the Air Force and Navy of China, as well as the 2nd Artillery Corps, will undoubtedly undergo the Apra naval base, located on the island of Guam and which is one of the key points of logistical support of the US Navy. in the Asia-Pacific region in the Chinese operational direction.
A similar fate is prepared for the large Andersen airbase, located on the northeastern tip of the island of Guam and which is not only the largest strategic and reconnaissance airfield. aviation US Air Force, but also the point of permanent deployment of the 4th Reconnaissance, as well as the 13th and 393rd Bomber Squadrons of the US Air Force, which have B-2A Spirit and B-52H Stratofortress missile carriers.
A completely logical question arises: what contribution can a single battery of the Iron Dome anti-missile complex make to ensuring the inviolability of at least one of the above objects?
It is well known that having a high-energy AFAR-S-band targeting / guidance radar EL / M-2084 with a throughput of about 1 enemy air targets simultaneously accompanied on the passage, as well as an ammunition load of 200-60 or more Tamir missile interceptors with active radar seeker (located in 100-3 and more 5-cell transport and launchers), even a single battery of the Iron Dome complex is capable of simultaneously intercepting a "squad" of dozens or even more than hundreds of enemy air attack weapons.
This list, without any doubt, can include the low-maneuverable subsonic strategic cruise missiles CJ-10A / K and CJ-20K, their anti-ship modification YJ-100, as well as the air-based SKR K / AKD-20, which are analogs of the domestic X- 55SM and included in the ammunition of long-range bombers-missile carriers H-6K.
Low subsonic speed (about 0,85–0,9M) and available overloads of no more than 5–7 units turn the above line of TFR into ordinary enemy air targets intercepted by Tamir anti-missile missiles with a probability of about 0,95.
As a result, in the event of a massive missile and air strike of the Chinese Air Force on the Apra or AvB Andersen naval base, the Iron Dome anti-missile system can be considered as an excellent aid in eliminating swarms of low-altitude subsonic TFRs and releasing the priority target channels of the AN / MPQ multifunctional target designation / guidance radars -65 Patriot PAC-3MSE anti-aircraft missile batteries.
These target channels can be used to stop the strike with much more sophisticated aerospace attack weapons, designed within the walls of the Chinese Aerospace Research Institute CASIC and beyond the control of Tamir interceptors.
These may include both promising gliding hypersonic warheads deployed on medium-range ballistic missiles DF-21C / D and capable of carrying out intensive anti-aircraft maneuvers with overloads of 4-3,5 units when the speed is reduced to 20-25 M, as well as various modifications of subtle 3-fly anti-ship missiles YJ-18, also with anti-aircraft maneuvering modes.
A hypersonic precision weapon that is not subject to the Iron Dome. Patriot PAC-3MSE complex is not losing ground
The emphasis on the Patriot PAC-3MSE with the MIM-104F PAC-MSE missile interceptors in this case was not done by accident.
Having not only aerodynamic controls, but also high-precision gas-dynamic transverse control units of impulse action, located in front of the centers of mass of the MIM-104F missile defense system, the latter are able to implement lightning-fast transverse throws along the trajectory in the direction of maneuvering supersonic or hypersonic enemy objects, for which the Tamir anti-missiles of the Iron Dome complexes not capable.
As for the network-centric linking and target allocation between the MODU "Iron Dome" and the PBU IBCS "Patriots", then, due to the temporary "slippage" of the full-fledged "direct" air situation of early warning and control aircraft E-3C / G of the AWACS system.
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