In the case of a launch by North Korea of an Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) the United States will have to knock it over the territory of Russia. It is stated in the material One Defense, citing representatives of the us military.
If North Korea launched ICBMs for the United States, its trajectory is likely to pass over the North pole. Therefore U.S. attempt to shoot down the missile, likely to occur within Russian radar space — and perhaps even on Russia itself.
“That’s what we’re working on,” – said the air force General Lori Robinson, who became the first woman to hold one of the highest military posts in the United States – the head of Command aerospace defense of North America (NORAD).
By the end of the year in the United States will deploy 44 ground-based interceptors, or GBIs, including in Alaska and California. And the most likely place of interception, according to the expert of the Institute of international studies, Middlebury in Monterey, Joshua Pollack, district of the Russian Far East, as he put it “in the teeth of the Russian network of early warning.”
However, the actual route will depend on the rate and speed of incoming missiles, and also on how quickly it can respond to the American system.
The development of the issue of interception of missiles North Korea has risen in the USA due to the fact that the experts who have studied the characteristics of the rocket “And 14”, said that North Korea in the near future, you may receive an Intercontinental ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead.
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