CLEARANCE: Above Top Secret
- Jun 3, 2011
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THAAD-ER makes sense because it would still be more effective against anything short of a hypersonic boost glider, and you don't want to rely solely on HiBex type weapons as you only get one shot. And I may be over estimating the difficulty of hitting a boost glider.DrRansom said:In that case, does a THAAD-ER even make sense? I started thinking that an intercept strategy could involve firing multiple missiles to different kill boxes to cover the cross range area, but that adds up fast.sferrin said:At a distance it would be very difficult. Close in though (which it has to do if it's going to hit it's target), something like HiBex wouldn't even notice the difference.
It might be the case that gliders are best defeated by point defense alone, along the lines of HiBex.