Here's a clue.This might be a bit stupid. By why do we need to replace a proven design?
Once it's launched, I can't think how you could counter it.
Isn't that the whole reasoning for the MIRV warhead so at least some get through?Here's a clue.
'The Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) tested a new upgraded version of the 53T6 Gazelle interceptor missile at the Sary-Shagan test site in Kazakhstan on November 24. The missile is one of the key components of Moscow’s Anti-Ballistic Missile defense system.
“The PRO system’s new modernized anti-rocket interceptor successfully accomplished the task, reaching the desired goal in the time allotted.” Russian Air and Space Defense Forces Col. Andrei Prikhodko said in a Russian Defense Ministry release.'
These days, non-ballistic manoeuvrability, decoys and counter-measures are also handy for survivability.Isn't that the whole reasoning for the MIRV warhead so at least some get through?
I thought the warheads best counter measure to interception, was the speed it plunged from the heavens at?
I know nothing about it bar a day spent learning about the arms race in GCSE History.
Could you not just detonate one in sky and take out the enemy surface to air network or would the enemy equipment be sufficiently hardened against the EMP blast?These days, non-ballistic manoeuvrability, decoys and counter-measures are also handy for survivability.
It certainly seems so.What is the betting we buy an American system and fit our own spark plugs.
So, they will be hanging onto the ignition key.It certainly seems so.
'Admiral Charles Richard, head of the US strategic command, told the Senate defence committee last week that the US government's next-generation W93 nuclear warheadwould "support a replacement warhead programme in the United Kingdom, whose nuclear deterrent plays an absolutely vital role in NATO's overall defence posture".'
Have we only got the one then?
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