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Japan holds missile interceptor drill near Fukui nuclear plant

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I saw so many military there yesterday that I thought we were at war. Even saw trucks with SRBM system. First time on Japanese roads.

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The US-made missile interceptor won’t be of much use in actual war. The enemy has to be lucky once: their mission is accomplished if one of their multiple missiles hits the target.. But you have to be lucky always. You have to shoot down all incoming enemy missiles.

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And what could possibly go wrong

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It take 5 minutes for a ballistic missile to hit Japan,from China, Russia,NK,we'll be Japanese can launch a counter strike

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Yup, they’re useless, so you should “Go Home” before anything happens

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See how close NK is from Russia border to Japan Google Tsurga to Uam Ri Distance

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5,918 km

Distance from Tsurga Barbershop to Uam-ri

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You are wrong, it only 871 km

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Google Tsurga to Uam Ri Distance

I think you have to spell it Tsuruga, otherwise it brings up Tsurga Barbershop.

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@Yrral You are good at monitor politics Lol you said it takes 5 minutes for a ballistic missile to hit Japan but who is to say that space based military satellites aren't going to detect that launch in less than a nano second? Do the math nano seconds vs minutes? Loose lips sink ships!!! Go 21!!!!

It take 5 minutes for a ballistic missile to hit Japan,from China, Russia,NK,we'll be Japanese can launch a counter strike

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Oh blah blah

Advanced capabilities what a joke !

Dither blocker needed.

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The US-made missile interceptor won’t be of much use in actual war. The enemy has to be lucky once: their mission is accomplished if one of their multiple missiles hits the target.. But you have to be lucky always. You have to shoot down all incoming enemy missiles.

Not so much. Right now the Ukrainians, using a mix of old Russian S-300 systems and fairly modern but short range western systems, not the wests best like SAMP/T, PAC-3 or THAAD, are managing to shoot down on the order of 75% of the missiles the Russians fire. I have seen videos of Ukrainian soldiers hitting cruise missiles with MANPADS like Stinger, which is really remarkable shooting. That kill ratio means the Russians have to fire at least four missiles at a target to have a chance of hitting it. If there is 50 targets they wish to hit they have to fire at least 200 missiles. They cannot maintain that kind of burn rate very long. For the Ukrainians this means the amount of damage inflicted is not fatal. They suffer some damage but it is not going to stop them from fighting. The Russians can't enough missiles through their defenses to shut the Ukraine down.

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You are also ignoring the possibility of shooting down missiles from the air, especially cruise missiles. Even during the cold war we figured that if the F-14s couldn't get the Backfires and Blackjacks before they launched their missiles at us the Tomcats could successfully engage the cruise missiles they launched at us. Same for the Granits and Bazalts their cruisers would fire at us. A subsonic cruise missile can be detected and engaged from the air.

But consider the Israelis have at least tested their Stunner missile, designed for ground launch against incoming ballistic missiles , from an F-16, opening up the possibility of using fighters to counter enemy missiles. THAAD and PAC-3 will fit a lot of weapons bays and the F-35 has proven in testing it can find enemy ballistic missiles and direct a PAC-3 MSE to a successful intercept.

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DT, 5 minutes, nobody launch any missile without Biden consent and the Joint Chief of Staff

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Where in the hell is the peace in earth and goodwill to all humankind It Giving Tuesday Google Time It Take A Missile From NK To Hit Japan

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DT,you are a military man,you know the GPS location is the most important thing in warfare to deliver a missile

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DT,you are a military man,you know the GPS location is the most important thing in warfare to deliver a missile.

Are you sure? Plenty of Tomahawks found their targets accurately during Desert Storm and there was no GPS to use then. That capability has not been lost. ICBMs use celestial navigation to refine their position. Celestial nav is also back on the bridges of US Navy ships. Why? It is assumed that in a war with a peer enemy we will have to fight in what is politely called a "GPS denied" environment.

The Russian have GLONASS, which Iran and other allies use on their equipment, and China has BeiDou. The Europeans have their own equivalent system called Galileo. The US is developing eLORAN as a back up to GPS.

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DT, 5 minutes, nobody launch any missile without Biden consent and the Joint Chief of Staff

And you know the classified rules of engagement and what are called standing orders that overseas commanders operate under? In time sensitive situations the rules of engagement and standing orders are such that field commanders can respond in pre-determined ways to pre-determined threats without having to wait for higher level guidance.

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DT,you are a military man,you know the GPS location is the most important thing in warfare to deliver a missile

For air and ballistic missile defense missiles GPS doesn't figure at all. An SM-3/6 will leave the VLS tube and fly to a point in space using inertial guidance. It will receive target updates from the launch platform and eventually find the target using its onboard sensors.

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DT,GPS was use extensively in Desert Storm,you serve in the military,I did not ,but the US rely heavily on GPS satellite navigation,to stay on course,if you get off course ,if will default back to GPS

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DT,GPS was use extensively in Desert Storm,you serve in the military,I did not ,but the US rely heavily on GPS satellite navigation,to stay on course,if you get off course ,if will default back to GPS

Nope. GPS wasn't available until 1993, two years after Desert Storm. The current versions AGM-86 and Tomahawk can use GPS but it is not necessary or even the most accurate guidance they have. Neither weapons had GPS back then. Read up on TERCOM. AGM-86 and Tomahawk have self contained highly accurate navigation systems that read the terrain below them and compare that to a terrain map of their planned route and surrounding areas. Storm Shadow supposedly uses TERCOM too. I don't think any other nation has the big satellites with synthetic aperture radars capable of creating the high fidelity terrain maps TERCOM requires. With TERCOM the missiles need no outside assistance to reach their targets and they don't have seekers that can be jammed or spoofed. TERCOM lets them fly very low to the terrain, hiding from detection and from enemy defenses.

GPS was used during Operation Iraqi Freedom, but that was a decade later when the GPS constellation was fully built. But even today there is movement to use other means as it will not always be possible to have GPS when fighting certain peer enemies.

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DT,GPS was use extensively in Desert Storm,you serve in the military,I did not ,but the US rely heavily on GPS satellite navigation,to stay on course,if you get off course ,if will default back to GPS

Paveway bombs were the primary air dropped weapon in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Desert Storm. These are laser guided. So are all but one variant of Hellfire (Hellfire Longbow uses millimeter wave radar guidance) and some versions of Maverick missile (others use infrared or even older TV guidance). No GPS here either.

You have to laugh at the sense of humor. The Brits have a weapon very much like Hellfire but tailored for launch from jets rather than helicopters called Brimstone. So between the two you have Hellfire and Brimstone. Sounds like a religious experience.

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