Friday, December 05, 2008

BANG!!! One Shot, One Kill, Exospheric

The sweet smell of Reagan's foresight in the morning...

For this exercise, a threat-representative target missile was launched from Kodiak, Alaska at 3:04pm (EST). This long-range ballistic target was tracked by several land- and sea-based radars, which sent targeting information to the interceptor missile. At 3:23pm (EST)the Ground-Based Interceptor was launched from the Ronald W. Reagan Missile Defense Site, located at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The interceptor’s exoatmospheric kill vehicle was carried into the target’s predicted trajectory in space, maneuvered to the target, performed discrimination, and intercepted the threat warhead. (12/5/08)

BANG!!

The target was successfully tracked by a transportable AN/TPY-2 radar located in Juneau, Alaska, a U.S. Navy Aegis BMD ship with SPY-1 radar, the Upgraded Early Warning Radar at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., and the Sea-Based X-band radar. Each sensor sent information to the fire control system, which integrated the data together to provide the most accurate target trajectory for the interceptor.

BANG!!

This was the first time an operational crew located at the alternate fire control center at Ft. Greely, Alaska remotely launched the interceptor from Vandenberg AFB

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And at the end of the day, our hit-to-kill record improves to 37 out of 47 since 2001

May Reagan rest in peace.

4 comments:

Deekaman said...

The media will never tout the success, only the failures. Too bad. Reagan was a visionary.

capper said...

Wait, I thought the threat was from dirty bomb carrying terrorists. SDI won't cure that.

The closest Reagan got to being a visionary was when he saw previews of his movies.

Deekaman said...

Believe what you want, cap. You will always be wrong on this. Continue to make simplistic conclusions and enjoy your bliss.

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