Tests in the US of a new anti-missile will not go unanswered by Russia

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the US Navy have tested the new Raytheon Standard Missile-3 Block IIA anti-missile missile, which has successfully hit a "representative" model of an intercontinental ballistic missile, writes the American magazine Forbes.

Testing was conducted on November 16, 2020 by USS John Finn (DDG-113) in the Pacific Ocean. The target was not a real ICBM, and the real one would probably be much more difficult to intercept.

MDA launched MBR from Kwajalein Atoll (Marshall Islands). Two satellites in orbit watched what was happening. The destroyer, halfway between the Hawaiian Islands and the US East Coast, launched one SM-3 Block IIA. It entered the upper atmosphere, then the launch vehicle separated, and the warhead rushed to the target.

However, even such partially realistic tests can have serious consequences. Countries with strategic potential have been holding each other back for decades, maintaining the ability of mutual destruction. And if one of them can stop the intercontinental missiles of the other, then the balance will come to an end.

Therefore, Washington's actions will in any case not go unnoticed by other nuclear powers. The US needs to prepare for trouble from Russia and China. Another arms race is likely to begin, since no one wants to remain vulnerable.

This testing makes it extremely difficult to limit missile defense in an arms control agreement

Said Jeffrey Lewis, a nuclear safety expert at the Middlebury Institute for International Studies in Monterey.

This is an incredible achievement

- noted MDA Vice Admiral John Hill.

For China, this is already a problem to some extent. As for Russia, its possibilities of response are assessed as very serious

Said Hans Christensen, a missile expert with the Federation of American Scientists in Washington.

The widespread deployment of the US Navy's missile defense system will fuel the dynamics of the ongoing competition among the three largest military powers

Christensen added.

MDA already has several dozen ground-based interceptor missiles in Alaska and California. How Washington intends to destabilize the nuclear balance between the United States, Moscow and Beijing will largely depend on the number of deployed interceptors on Navy ships.
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 19 November 2020 19: 49
    The United States cannot live in peace. Everyone wants to kill with impunity.
  2. ODRAP Offline ODRAP
    ODRAP (Alexey) 17 December 2020 23: 13
    How can an element of anti-missile PROTECTION threaten someone?
    1. Dear sofa expert. 18 December 2020 12: 03
      It's strange. How can an element of anti-missile PROTECTION threaten someone?

      The Americans are pursuing an aggressive, expansive policy. They like to attack first.
      In order to strike with impunity, you need to protect yourself from retaliation.

      Not to mention the fact that American launchers are capable of firing off both anti-missile and actual cruise missiles intended for attack.

      Therefore, missile defense in the hands of the Americans is part of the attack system.

      Tell me, are you really that stupid that you have to explain this?