Re: national missle defense (the old Russian answer to the problem)

From: john grigg (
Date: Mon Jul 03 2000 - 15:58:55 MDT

Being an Alaskan I have found this thread interesting. The discussion of
the problems with interceptor missle accuracy made me think of the old
Soviet answer to the problem which was to simply arm the defensive missle
with a NUCLEAR warhead which would detonate as it got near the enemy
missle!! You don't need dead-on accuracy if a nuke is used!! lol If I
remember correctly the NATO term for the system was "Golosh." I read the
Russians built a string of bunkers around Moscow which could repeatedly
launch these missles in a probably vain attempt at stopping hundreds of
incoming western missles from destroying the city. At least they addressed
the issue and did the best they could with the technology available to them.

John Grigg
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