U.S. anti-missile system tests disclosed the details of the laser
U.S. airborne anti-missile system took off on patrol on February 14
People power developed by the U.S. anti-missile airborne laser system over the Pacific Ocean has entered the test twice, and achieved “success.” It is reported that the U.S. military shot down the day of the “dummy” is equivalent to the former Soviet Union production of “Scud” missile size. U.S. aircraft firing laser column of “basketball thickness” can intercept speeds of up to 6400 kilometers per hour, all kinds of missiles.
the Pentagon said, was high-energy laser beam for a few seconds after the target missile that is due to “overheating” and disintegration. Analysts speculated that the U.S. airborne anti-missile system “effective killing distance” of 160 kilometers. When the first missile intercept successful, contains the laser transmitter to fly non-stop Boeing 747 aircraft to another theater, the second successful intercept incoming missile missiles.
In this experiment, the U.S. military launched a “dummy” are close to the U.S. mainland from the offshore platform to take off. After a few seconds, the U.S. airborne anti-missile system to capture the target trajectory, and uses a low-energy laser beam to be tracked. In determining the target speed and atmospheric refraction, the main laser weapons began to radiation, “dummy”, and ultimately the use of ultra-high temperature to be completely destroyed.
these experiments showed that U.S. airborne anti-missile system can be hundreds of miles away to attack multiple targets, the main objective of the operation of the enemy missile launch phase to be destroyed. With existing land-based or sea-based anti-missile weapons, compared to higher performance and low cost airborne systems. The system for the development of the United States has spent nearly 15 years, before and after the investment of at least $ 4 billion.
new airborne directed energy weapon systems from Boeing and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency co-led the development of, Grumman and Lockheed Martin is the project’s “partner.” The system consists of a modified Boeing 747 aircraft to carry off, in flight on the “liquid or solid fuel” advancing ballistic missile attack.
occur in ballistic missile launch phase, the rocket boosters have a huge heat, so it is easy to find and track enemy. However, this time leaving the attacked party response time is very limited, only about 1-5 minutes. If you want to intercept ballistic missiles at this stage, the U.S. military must be deployed as close to the interceptor missile launch platform for local areas.
Pentagon disclosed in the “dummy” was shot down, the flight of the missile, but just two minutes. Boeing believes that this directed energy missile defense system with high accuracy, low cost and high flexibility. However, due to the limited range of laser weapons, how to make the layers of air close to the enemy under the protection of the missile launch base without being shot down, still is unable to avoid the biggest problem. In the development of a new generation of airborne missile defense system at the same time, the Pentagon decided to deploy four stages at lower cost, flexibility and better sea-based missile defense system: that is, from with the “standard 3″ ship-to-air missile ‘Aegis’ cruisers to act as launch platform. The U.S. military believes the next generation missile defense system must be easily modified to respond flexibly to all kinds of new threats.
It is reported that the U.S. proposed new missile defense system consists of two land bases, the three ships on the Mediterranean and the North Sea on 3 ships. Boeing’s production of “standard 3″ ship to air missiles will become the new missile defense system “backbone.” This missile kinetic warhead equipped with infrared automatic guidance device, by way of a direct hit to destroy enemy missiles.
the Pentagon that the sea-and space-based missile defense system more mobile, cheaper and more efficient and reliable. U.S. military with “SM-3″ missile “Aegis” ships radar detection range of 400 kilometers. Since 2007, the Pentagon’s missile test-fired seven were successful, including the famous “missile hit the satellite” testing. (H Yi Jun)