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Re: THAAD Development
« Reply #150 on: July 30, 2017, 05:44:06 pm »
9-10 was iirc a requirement crafted during different times vis-a-vis the situation in Europe and SE Asia. They probably need 11-13 to fully meet COCOM demand in the 2020s and beyond. International buys will move things along without requiring immediate commitment but the need of the hour is to increase the production rate of the interceptors and make them more affordable. R&D needs to focus on THAAD IBCS interoperability and fielding the GaN radars and possibly looking to upgrade the Antenna units. As far as interceptors are concerned THAAD-ER R&D was needed like 3 years ago provided there isn't a cheaper alternative.
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Re: THAAD Development
« Reply #151 on: August 07, 2017, 07:37:16 pm »
Any ideas?  Looks like some mutant with a Mk72 booster.  ???

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Re: THAAD Development
« Reply #152 on: August 08, 2017, 10:32:07 am »
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Re: THAAD Development
« Reply #153 on: August 17, 2017, 03:21:55 pm »
From defense News:

"Cahill said Lockheed is still in the process of reaching an agreement on what kind of capabilities, for example, an evolved THAAD interceptor could go after.
The desire to add extended range at the back end and more advanced sensing capability on the front end of the missile could give THAAD the capability to take out more advanced threats like hypersonics because it could take out a particular threat “before it has the chance to do the things it’s designed to do to defeat you,” Cahill noted.

“I wouldn’t want to say specifically what [THAAD Extended Range] could do against particular threats yet because we are still working our way through that,” Cahill said, “but there is no doubt, in general, further down-range, higher-up capability gives you better ability to hit something in the right zones. The more envelope you’ve got, the more you can pick where you can go hit them.”

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Re: THAAD Development
« Reply #154 on: November 15, 2017, 02:47:16 pm »
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Re: THAAD Development
« Reply #155 on: January 12, 2018, 03:13:39 pm »
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Re: THAAD Development
« Reply #156 on: February 12, 2018, 01:18:20 pm »
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« Reply #157 on: February 15, 2018, 04:44:49 am »
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Re: THAAD Development
« Reply #158 on: February 15, 2018, 05:06:53 am »
Well that's disappointing.  I was hoping THAAD-ER might have actually been going somewhere.  That they don't already have a way of linking remote launchers together is surprising.
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« Reply #159 on: February 15, 2018, 05:17:05 am »
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