The United States Missile Defense Agency said yesterday that, for the first time in history, it had successfully intercepted a simulated intercontinental ballistic missile (or ICBM) flying through outer space. With a typical closing speed of over 10,000 miles per hour, saying it was like “hitting a bullet with a…
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is reporting that its Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system has succeeded in its first attempt to shoot down an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile target (ICBM), the U.S. Department of Defense said in a press release.
A key component of America’s Ground-based Midcourse Defense system (GDM), which is supposed to stop ballistic missiles from hitting the United States, has a major flaw with its rocket interceptors. But the Pentagon doesn’t see a problem, and is moving forward to expand it anyway.
This month China tested a new long-range intercontinental ballistic missile capable of raining 10 nuclear warheads upon its target at once. The test marks what is likely to be a preamble to a highly unnecessary diplomatic clash between two nations who don’t need any more reasons to fight.
Russian scientists want to modify existing intercontinental ballistic missiles to deliver a nuclear warhead that will supposedly obliterate near-earth asteroids that measure up to 50 meters across. They want to test this capability against Apophis, a well known near-earth asteroid that will pass close to Earth in 2036.
The venerable Huey is still hard at work for the Pentagon. The USAF in particular continues to operate a fleet of 59 UH-1Ns primarily as missile silo tenders and security aircraft for America’s land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles located in North Dakota, Wyoming and Montana. The type is also used for…
Just as expected, North Korea executed another long-range rocket launch on Saturday morning. The Hermit Kingdom says the rocket’s mission was to put its so-called “Shining Star No. 4 earth viewing satellite” into low-earth orbit, and it looks like they did just that.
Russia has come out and said that their Strategic Missile Troops plan on testing no less than 16 intercontinental ballistic missiles in 2016, double that of last year. Some of which will be road-mobile TOPOL missiles like the one shown blasting off in the video below.
Russia’s new RS-24 “Yars” intercontinental ballistic missile, which entered service in 2010, is one of the most destructive weapons mankind has ever produced. Here it can be seen being leisurely ferried across a river on a barge, as if it’s just going for a calm ride on the lazy river.
The giant TOPOL-M road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile is one frightening creation of mankind. It can hide in cities, forests, or even nuclear-attack hardened bunkers. It'll travel at over 15,000 MPH while taking evasive action and pumping out decoys on the way to its target.