China's nuclear and ICBM power - Page 4




 
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February 25th, 2005  
Whispering Death
 
 
You can do your own research but they use space based early warning radars combined with laser-equiped aircraft patrolling the international waters to spot ICBM launches and shoot down as many intact missiles as possible before they get into space. Then NORAD continues to track using the big radars like the cobra dane and do some cute calculations to determine which ones are the decoys and which ones are the warheards. Then they launch the hit to kill missiles from their bases in Alaska, California, and North Dakota(?) to knock them out.
February 25th, 2005  
Sexybeast
 
the shield thing needs further experiments before u can say it is 100% works, cuz there are lots of time it fails in the experiment right?

and according to some source, U.S satellite has difficulties to track the Russian newest missiles,

also those missiles which can change their routes in half-way (as wut china and russia ';s missiles can do )


is that true?
February 25th, 2005  
Whispering Death
 
 
Again, no expert but let me put it this way. This is missile defence shiled 1.0 so I think this one is meant to prevent an attack by some rogue crazy-state like N.Korea and provide a basic protection against China if anything stupid happens. I imagine that now that the ball is rolling on the project it'll get more and more advanced as time goes on.

It provides no protection at all against Russia because the shield is only designed to stop a MAX of 20 ICBMs. The deal is that at the current technology, there is a point where it becomes prohibitively expensive to build a shield that can stop like... 1,000 ICMBs so you will ALWAYS be able to swarm any kind of shield in the forseeable future. What the shield can do is stop states that do not have the resources to build arsenals like, arguably, China.
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February 25th, 2005  
Sexybeast
 
if the missilethreat web site is reliable.

than i bet shield is really only working for North koreans and Iranians maybe....

cuz new missiles in russian and china all capable of changing routes in half-way for more than 2 time (probably)..and all of them are multi-war heads equiped...


but i am sure China won't do any crazy things in 50 years,

they will just continue to swarm U.S with clothes, toys and TVs.
February 25th, 2005  
Whispering Death
 
 
Again it can handle multiple warheads and dummy warheads. I am also reasonably certain, although I'm not going to do any more research to verify, that the hit to kill missiles can handle warheads that change their course.
February 25th, 2005  
IAmFighter
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sexybeast
the shield thing needs further experiments before u can say it is 100% works, cuz there are lots of time it fails in the experiment right?

and according to some source, U.S satellite has difficulties to track the Russian newest missiles,

also those missiles which can change their routes in half-way (as what china and russia ';s missiles can do )


is that true?
Yes. They're the so-called "Crazy Ivan" MIRVs on the Russian RT-2UTTH/SS-27 Topol-M ICBM. These warheads are designed specifically to defeat the US ballistic missile shield by performing evasive maneuvers when attacked by an American missile interceptor. However, as far as I know, this technology has not been sold to the Chinese, so it's unknown if they have a similar system.

BTW, during this discussion, when you talk about the US missile shield, are you just talking about the land-based interceptors or have you also taken into account that the US Navy intends to arm at least 18 Aegis cruisers with Standard-3 interceptors as well?
February 25th, 2005  
Whispering Death
 
 
Yeah you're right about the AGEIS cruiser thing, but it's the laser planes that are getting all the headlines.
February 25th, 2005  
Boobies
 
 

Topic: hehehe...


Are we going back to Cold War era/ No more East-West Germany, but now, China-Taiwan, North-South Korea.

What was the point of getting rid of old Cold-War?
February 25th, 2005  
IAmFighter
 
 
The old US-Soviet thing was getting old. You've got to stir the pot every few decades.

On the the laser plane topic, yeah the YAL-1 Cobra is getting a lot of the headlines, as are the ground-based interceptors. The reason: they've the systems that are having the most problems and are using the most money. The media tends to focus on the downs more then the ups.
February 25th, 2005  
Whispering Death
 
 
Not only that but laser planes are just a lot cooler than AGEIS cruisers that we've had for, what? 30 years?