Analysts say China may be only by ground-based anti-missile test range radar guided
data Figure: China People’s Liberation Army early-warning radar station
11 in the territory of a ground-based midcourse missile interception technology, the test to achieve the desired purpose. Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the test is defensive in nature, not against any country.
intercept intercontinental ballistic missiles – ground-based midcourse missile defense system
U.S. Ground-based Midcourse Missile Defense System (GMD) of the main operational objective is the enemy long-range ballistic missiles, intercontinental ballistic missiles. GMD system, the highest point in the trajectory to intercept the maximum range of over 10,000 km, maximum speed up to 24 times the speed of sound of the intercontinental missile, has begun initial deployment, is the world’s most capable anti-missile combat system.
the entire project, once completed, GMD DSP missile warning satellite system will be (or SBIRS Space Based Infrared System), STSS space tracking and surveillance systems, ground-based long-range tracking radar, sea-based long-range tracking radar (SBX), ground-based interceptor (GBI), and a series of battle management center, command, control and communications centers.
when the enemy missile launch, DSP missile warning satellites use infrared detectors to detect ballistic missile launch and boost phase generated intense plume, and to make early warning. Boost phase ends when the enemy missile, missile and warhead separation, STSS space tracking and monitoring systems to track enemy warheads from undertaking the task, STSS satellites equipped with infrared detection is more sensitive instruments that can track the infrared signature of the warhead low . When the enemy warhead into the ground-based or sea-based long-range radar detection range, radar started tracking the enemy warhead, and calculate the fire Moroto.
Once the enemy warhead into the range, ground-based interceptor (GBI) was launched, long-range tracking radar to keep the enemy warhead and the interceptor’s own track and guide one’s own interceptor missile to intercept. Ground-based interceptor (GBI) at an appropriate height, speed, the missile body separation, the release of the atmosphere outside the Kinetic Energy Interceptor Vehicle (EKV). EKV on board with infrared seeker, propulsion orbit; in the infrared seeker intercepted enemy warheads, EKV for orbit maneuver to make their own flight path and flight path of enemy warheads intersection, and finally directly to the enemy bullet damaged.
ground-based midcourse missile defense system (GMD) system composed of complex, high technical difficulty, after only the United States a research and development.
from the information currently available, China carried out in 11, the ground-based midcourse missile defense intercept test, should only be under the guidance of long-range radar in ground-based interceptor test. Because China’s lack of missile warning satellites, could not start the whole detection, tracking, interception test, a considerable gap with the United States.
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