Re: MIL: Warfare Basics
Thu, 25 Mar 1999 06:35:39 -0800 (PST)

Michael S. Lorrey [] wrote:
>Patriot is a system for terminal defense from tactical ballistic missiles, not
>strategic missiles, which reenter much faster.

Well, we were talking about short-range missiles for use against attacking armies, not ICBMs.

>Aegis is an
>anti-aircraft/anti-cruise missile missile. Its not built for ballistic

Is that true? I thought I read recently that the Japanese wanted to buy an Aegis system for use against Korean missiles? Maybe it was something of a similar name and I just remembered it wrong.