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The head of the Pentagon said the need to modernize American radar systems

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US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said in an interview with Sputnik that the radar system of the American base Thule in Greenland, which had been installed in 1950’s, is in need of modernization.




The head of the Pentagon stressed that the territory of the United States could be attacked by intercontinental missiles through the North Pole area, so the US North RLS must be able to detect the threat as soon as possible.

“Russia has long-range ballistic nuclear missiles. In order for our anti-missile defenses to intercept them in the air, we must modernize the radar (based on Tula), ”RIA "News".

The head of the US defense department noted that the potential missile threat also comes from China and North Korea.

High-ranking US officials have repeatedly stated earlier about a certain “threat” from the Russian Federation. Against this background, NATO is actively intensifying its military presence in Europe. In turn, Moscow noted that the accusations against Russia became a pretext for the revitalization of the North Atlantic Alliance.
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  1. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 2 September 2015 07: 56 New
    +4
    Russia has long-range ballistic nuclear missiles

    Finally, the US Secretary of Defense found out. Probably after that. as he learned and hastened to declare Russia an enemy No. 1. The smartest guys wipe their pants at the Pentagon.
    1. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets 2 September 2015 07: 58 New
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      Quote: rotmistr60
      Russia has long-range ballistic nuclear missiles
      Finally, the US Secretary of Defense found out.

      Soon, the advisers will tell him what the phrase “long-range ballistic missiles” means. smile
      1. VseDoFeNi
        VseDoFeNi 2 September 2015 08: 01 New
        0
        Quote: Vladimirets
        Soon, the advisers will tell him what the phrase “long-range ballistic missiles” means. smile

        Let the word "zandripripuril" also be explained.
      2. Truth
        Truth 2 September 2015 08: 34 New
        0
        Well, the dough on this modernization will certainly raise a robustness, but whether it helps or not, it’s actually not important here.
    2. SRC P-15
      SRC P-15 2 September 2015 07: 59 New
      +5
      The head of the Pentagon stressed that the territory of the United States could be attacked by intercontinental missiles through the North Pole area, so the US North RLS must be able to detect the threat as soon as possible.

      And we are them through the South Pole !!! soldier
      1. Tanais
        Tanais 2 September 2015 08: 23 New
        0
        IN, Events
        The head of the Pentagon said the need to modernize American radar systems


        Give me money! We are so poor, miserable, forgotten crying
  2. Old26
    Old26 2 September 2015 07: 57 New
    +6
    I apologize, but the note is about nothing. Does it make sense to post such notes? They are not going to replace any station, nor how much it exceeds the current parameters, nor when
    1. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 2 September 2015 08: 59 New
      +1
      Infa about Tula from the Web:
      Title: Thule

      Name: Thule Air Base
      Base Type: Air Base
      Controls: USA
      Location: Kaasuitsup commune, Greenland, Denmark
      Coordinates: DD / GPS 76.5333, -68.7; DMS: 76 ° 31'60 "N, 68 ° 42'0" W.

      Distance from base to Moscow: 5310 km
      Distance from the base to the border with Russia: 3290 km

      Year established: 1943

      Official website: http://www.peterson.af.mil/units/821stairbase

      DESCRIPTION

      Thule Airbase is the northernmost US airbase, located 1118 km north of the Arctic Circle and 1524 km from the North Pole in Greenland.

      The Thule base is an element of the US missile defense system. It has radars.

      The permanent population of the village of Pituffik at the air base in January 2009 amounted to 166 people. Since the end of the Cold War, about five hundred people have been stationed at the base of Tula.

      The base of Thule was one of the main elements of the US defense, which was supposed to cover American territory from a possible Soviet strike through the Arctic.

      At a base capable of accommodating personnel of up to 10 thousand people, strategic bombers with nuclear weapons on board were deployed. A powerful early warning radar station was built here, capable of observing airspace to the borders of the USSR.

      January 21, 1968 at 16:45 local time, seven miles south of the base of Tula, the B-52 strategic bomber crashed with nuclear bombs on board, resulting in radioactive contamination of a large area.

      (http://anti-nato.com/map/base/thule-air-base.html#!prettyPhoto[pp_galapter/0/)
      You can heal!
  3. AlexYa
    AlexYa 2 September 2015 07: 58 New
    +4
    Salvage begging. Meanwhile, everything is calm in Tula.
    1. Truth
      Truth 2 September 2015 08: 23 New
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      Quote: AlexYa
      everything is calm in Tula

      I was on vacation this summer, I myself Yasnogorsky, went to Marat TPZ bought twenty packs of bullets to a carbine 7,62x51, it seems like it became calmer ...
  4. Voha_krim
    Voha_krim 2 September 2015 08: 08 New
    +1
    Senior US officials have repeatedly stated a certain “threat” from the Russian Federation.
    The incurable paranoia of these "high-ranking American officials"!
  5. 1536
    1536 2 September 2015 08: 12 New
    +1
    The international community should ban the United States from taking any actions related to the modernization of weapons systems.
  6. chikenous59
    chikenous59 2 September 2015 08: 12 New
    +2
    Quickly, the moderators deleted the article that ours are starting to bomb ISIS)
    1. samoletil18
      samoletil18 2 September 2015 10: 47 New
      0
      On the "military materials" lies with moronic comments from Ukraine
    2. samoletil18
      samoletil18 2 September 2015 10: 47 New
      0
      On the "military materials" lies with moronic comments from Ukraine
  7. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 2 September 2015 08: 23 New
    +1
    Quote: Old26
    I apologize, but the note is about nothing. Does it make sense to post such notes? They are not going to replace any station, nor how much it exceeds the current parameters, nor when

    This is called the new policy of the West .... The main thing is to blurt out for losers and saw off money, and then let them figure out what they replaced or not replaced! Russia's military presence in the Arctic is expanding, and the United States flipped its beak, as did the Crimea! hi
  8. dk
    dk 2 September 2015 08: 33 New
    0
    "The head of the Pentagon said the need to modernize American radar systems," better brain modernize yourself.
    1. just exp
      just exp 2 September 2015 08: 41 New
      0
      what's the point?
      it still will not help, they have any brain tissue rejected by the body.
  9. tomsk
    tomsk 2 September 2015 08: 39 New
    0
    America cannot be pulled on three fronts. America is now pissing even North Korea. what then to say about Russia and China !!! These ki from the State Department can only jump on those countries that can not resist them. Well, specifically go to Russia, so get on the teeth that your pope will become sick !!! in short, get an incurable hemorrhoid !!!
  10. Wolka
    Wolka 2 September 2015 08: 49 New
    0
    finally, it dawned on the Yankees that there is anyone in the world who can give a scoundrel (Yankees) in the face, and at the same time, "indulge" ...
  11. Vladimir Pozlnyakov
    Vladimir Pozlnyakov 2 September 2015 09: 30 New
    0
    Only those straitjackets will help these distraught animals in human guise!
  12. halzan7
    halzan7 2 September 2015 09: 43 New
    0
    let them upgrade, one hell "television plates" will turn out because there are no brains, and the stolen drawings must be read correctly. fool This is me about the fine print (the rest should be finalized with a file) .... laughing
  13. Old26
    Old26 2 September 2015 10: 05 New
    +1
    Quote: Starover_Z
    You can heal!

    These are not the SPRN radars that the US MoD is talking about. Most likely, these are the domes covering the recognition system AN / FPS-49, which were part of the previously existing (until the mid-90s) complex consisting of 4 AN / FPS-50 stations and AN / FPS-49 and AN recognition stations / FPS-92