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Successful Aegis Missile Intercept

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by BigRob, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. BigRob

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    Additionally, this is good news because it takes steps forward for the RIM-161 SM-3 Block IIA program as well. This missile is being made in conjunction with Japan and will increase the operating range and targeting ability of the Aegis ships.

    Given that we seem to be shying away from GMD systems, it is becoming more vital that the Aegis system be capable of providing a reliable missile shield to the United States and its allies. This test is a step in the right direction.
     
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    Wow this is good news. I thought we gave up on all that war, bomb defense stuff.

    Good to know we are still doing things and making progress.
     
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    No, we cut some GMD programs, the MKV, the ABL, and a few others, but Aegis has kept going strong. (more or less)
     
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