The United States to intercept Iranian missiles defeat Obama analog version of the introduction of anti-missile plan
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1 31, the U.S. ground-based midcourse missile defense (GMD) test failed. U.S. Missile Defense Agency said late last year, will first test for the simulation of the Iranian long-range missile defense system attacks. Although the experiment failed, but the U.S. is against Iran’s anti-missile network to accelerate the pace of building. In addition, there are friends to the United States and China in the anti-missile test on January 11 of a similar test, compared to that at least in the middle of China has been ahead of the U.S. anti-missile intercept technology. But one expert said the PLA unit, this statement is not objective.
cutting-edge radar, “do not fly”
According to a Reuters report on February 1, the first U.S. long-range missiles to Iran as the imaginary enemy missile intercept test , due to its sea-based X-band (SBX) radar problems and failures. The evening of January 31, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency on its website that the target missile at 3:40 p.m. local time, from the South Pacific Kwajalein Atoll missile test site for U.S. launch. 6 minutes later, ground-based midcourse interceptor from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California launch, two missiles are “normal emission”, but “SBX radar is not working as expected”, leading to loss of the target leaving the interceptor missile test fails .
the missile intercept test is targeted, December 14, 2009, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, Lieutenant General Secretary Patrick Riley, Austria, said in Washington: “We used to test the GMD system, for the countries such as North Korea attacks, but the new test is more for the United States directly to the Iranian long-range missile launch. “O’Reilly said, the cost of about $ 150 million test, North Korea’s missile attacks and simulation comparison more difficult, because the simulation Iran to the United States launched missile is faster, more targeted.
United States, “Air Force Times” on February 1 that had a similar test (ground-based midcourse missile defense) has been successful for three consecutive times, most recently in December 2008, cost of each test are more than 125 million U.S. dollars. January 31 test, also SBX radar since the first time since 2005, serving as the primary radar to participate in anti-missile interceptors. Missile Defense Agency spokesman Rick Lerner said that the failure does not prove that the U.S. missile defense system immaturity, because there will be other specific use of the radar system was involved, not just the SBX radar. He also said that the failure to identify the specific reasons leading to blocking, may be a few weeks time.
Obama version of the defense program surfaced
United States, “Connection” magazine website on February 1, analysts say, the missile intercept test Obama surfaced version of the missile defense program, compared to its predecessor, Bush “more prudent operation more practical significance.” However, the Pentagon confirmed the failure of the defense in the new assessment report said, “to establish an effective and affordable anti-missile system is definitely not the power overnight.” According to the Pentagon’s missile defense program, and the primary face of North Korea and Iran, to block the relatively mature in their current short-range ballistic missiles, because these two countries now do not have the ability to attack the United States.
Obama stopped in Europe despite the deployment of ground-based interceptor missile program, but replaced in southern Europe to deploy more advanced sea-based interceptor missile (the “3″) and early warning devices In 2018 after the deployment in northern Europe will improve the land-based “SM-3.” This targeted deployment, enable the majority of NATO countries from Iran in the long-range missile threats. Meanwhile, the Americans deployed in the Gulf region with at least two “standard 3″ interceptor missiles “Aegis” destroyers, and four Gulf states Kuwait, Qatar, UAE and Bahrain, deployed eight sets of “Patriot” anti- system, each country sets, you can shoot down short-range Iranian missile launch. United States, “Defense Dialogue” website on February 1 that these measures are Obama’s important to put pressure on Iran, because “Iran has been secretly developing nuclear weapons.” The color benefit “Haaretz” on February 1, quoted President Shimon Peres as saying that if Iran has nuclear weapons, “the world is a serious threat.” For a similar argument, the Iranian government has repeatedly stressed that its nuclear program is entirely for civilian purposes. (Newspaper correspondent Li Meng)