The United States conducted tests of the newest missile interceptor Intercontinental ballistic missiles, in the framework of the national missile defense system. According to the American military, the tests were successful. First anti-missile missile intercepted the real purpose of the missile-target was hit by kinetically, that is, a direct hit without explosive charge.
Information about the successful testing of distributed Agency for missile defense. Interceptor ground-based made the first interception of a real target – a ballistic missile target.
According to military expert Viktor Murakhovski, the tests in the first place – report to the American taxpayer.
– The initial goal is to shed a balm for the soul of Americans. The money is being used, development is underway. It is clear that practical application in a massive nuclear strike these missiles have not. After all, if to speak about Russia and China, there has long been developed ICBMs with multiple warheads and false targets that are not one of the American anti-missile missile, intercept will not. When it comes to defending against missile attacks North Korea or Iran, then again, it is clear that these countries do not have missiles of this type in the near future, they just will not appear, – says the expert.
In his opinion, the testing of American missiles using kinetic energy, that is a direct hit without explosive warhead is test for test. No practical purpose, they are not. For the Russian strategic missile forces, these missiles pose no serious obstacles.