Re: go interceptors!

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Thu Jul 19 2001 - 22:01:12 MDT

John Clark wrote:

> No, it means after the first hit all the debris confused the system and it
> crashed, it was in no position to fire a second interceptor, it was in no
> position to do anything. It also means there would not have been a first
> hit if the attacker had released a few pounds of aluminum beer cans as chaff.

Your theory is that in the four decades we have had these missiles,
not one person has ever thought of using chaff, then you were born?
Given the number of dollars that have been invested in hit-to-kill
technology, do you suppose there have never been tests of chaff,
flares and decoys? Do you suppose that the results of these tests
would be unclassified? Are you proposing a massive government
conspiracy to waste money? This is quite absurd, John.

If the bad guys did manage to spoof the EKV interceptor with chaff or
some other decoy, this material does not reenter with the same
signature as the warhead. The THAAD missile, which strikes in
the upper atmosphere, would not be fooled.

Raytheon goofed. Now they need to go fix their system. spike

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