News story: Royal Navy destroyer to join ballistic defence trial

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  2. We should have built more than six if we were aerious about the Type 45 having an ABM. Still, I think this is significant news, and the potential has been discussed for years.
     
  3. And while we've been talking about it, the French went off and did it.
     
  4. Does the UK have a strategy for defence against ballistic missiles?
     
  5. Oh yes, there's even a civil defence drill to be followed, it looks like this.......

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    ....it's better to drop your keks first though......it makes it easier to kiss your own arse goodbye!
     
  6. So if I understand this, we, under guidance of the smoke and mirrors men provided mostly by BAE, refit our ships at huge expense, buy in American ABMs at huge expense, which are then to be fired and targeted under control of the US MDA set up for the defence of North America!


    Mmmhhhh....good value that!
     
  7. Yes. It's to encourage foreign nationals to reside here. As yet ICRC hasn't clocked that it's a pre-emptive human shield policy.
     
  8. Will it still shoot-down cricket balls?
     
  9. Grumblegrunt

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    do aliens even play cricket.

    what about the hush hush job when they realise its actually crap then?
     
  10. Legal or illegal aliens?
     

  11. They've actually shot down a TBM target while we've been trying to shoot one down with endless PowerPoint presentations.


    For the first time in France, the Air Force has successfully tested its new Mamba missile intercepting a missile-like "theater ballistic missiles." The successful test took place on November 14, announced the Ministry of Defence, the Test Center of the DGA Biscarosse (Landes).

    The missile intercepted is a "Black Sparrow" Israeli-made, which is used by the IDF to test its missile shield. The missile was destroyed in flight - in conditions kept secret - is one of the Aster 30 SAMP / T, the system Sol Medium Range Air / Land, called Mamba. The first squadron of air defense with the Mamba is the "Servance" at Luxeuil. Eventually, ten systems will be delivered. Read our previous post on the subject.

    The SAMP / T is a Franco-Italian air defense (against aircraft) equipped with anti-missile capabilities. They can intercept theater ballistic missiles, that is to say devices with a range less than 3000 km. The threat they represent, read the report of the Senate.

    Une première en France : un missile intercepté par un antimissile Aster