Most of us are hoping that any nuclear threats are just empty threats, and getting at the facts about ICBMs can be difficult. But what would actually happen if someone launched a nuclear weapon?
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2:10 US battle plans in the 50's and 60's was to intercept and shoot down the Soviet bombers over Canada. They would have used nuclear equipped air to air missiles with a blast radius as large as possible (Perhaps a mile or more) to destroy as many as many of the enemy per missile.
This would have resulted in Canada being showered with melted, radioactive aluminum.
I am not Canadian, but it I were I would not be very happy about it. I guess it's just lucky Canada is populated with Canadians, and not Americans.
Lasers would do, if the United States put up a network around it's borders then it's possible. Powering them should also not be a problem. Keeping them out of sight on the other hand is more difficult.
Trust me people I know for a fact that the us has a space based laser defense system. I can’t say how I know obviously but as he said we were working on this in the 80’s. Officially the Star Wars project was shut down. However most people don’t know that it continued. It actually was given more black budget funds. We had a significant breakthrough in the 90’s and we are capable at this very point in time to defeat an icbm with a laser. Open till the launch of the X – 37 they were satellite-based however this is the main role of the X-37. This is why it flew for as long as it did just to prove it could do it. And that laser system mounts very easily to the X 37. Now if we were facing multiple Rockets fired from multiple countries we would not be able to stop the mall but we do have the capability to stop some.￼
listen me carefully,when the missile comes from up to down ,before reaching 1km we launch a rocket just in direction of a bomb ,to catch him and put that far away up as we can and done.fb valdrin demiri
R&d in Electromagnetic pulsar deterrents, with a focus of preventing the binding of heavy and light nuclei using emp technology that would infact neutralise or activate positrons cancelling out the binding fission chains at the point of detonation greatly reducing yield in even the most advanced hydrogen bombs. Problem solved.
All these plans, and strategies to overcome a nuclear strike...rly amazing but why would you risk striking in the first place? I just don't get, it's not like any other weapon we've had so far, this is something that even if it does end up destroying the target, collateral damage could weaken and destroy the launcher itself too
the launcher would have to be cartoonishly close for that to happen, would it not?
like, how would an american nuclear missile silo be damaged if it struck a russian target from thousands of miles away?
Have you people heard about the speed of these missiles when come down to its target from 5-7km/s yes per second, there is nowhere in the world such a defense system to stop such a speeding bomb, and one more thing, the Russian ICBMs have a dozen fake dummies in it, fake missile distractions that make even 1000% harder to predict or to know which ones are the real Nuclear warheads. You got me laughing with "US has Infrared Satellites blah blah" please man there is no stopping of such a thing as the Russian Satan 2 the Sarmat. The government will make you just believe that some shield exists to protect you, but in reality, they don't have nothing. What the THAAD that's a deadly weapon.Just pray no one lunches one to another one.
This is the main way to stop an icbm. There is also a secondary way. The United States military has small arrays of laser, yes lasers, set around the contiguous United States. They use X-ray like tech to find where the nuclear warhead is located and target the activation system. The lasers are also used on military planes, for example, a c-130, to distract targeting systems in smaller missiles.
So say North Korea launches a missile at the US, the US has many allies with nukes themselves bound by treaty to launch in kind. The US can probably shoot down a couple dozen missiles while jamming 8,000 nukes down Kim's throat. Not even counting the US missiles, North Korea would be wiped out in an hour. Well done, you shot a bear with a .22
Wanna destroy a large part of land with about 25 million? USE ANTIMATTER it’s contained in a thing and if it not in it it will explode and make a giant explosion basically bring a gram of antimatter and throw it on the middle of North Korea boom half of it dead.
we do we have to hit the nuke directly with a missle? why cant the missle we fire at the nuke blow up befire contact, causing the nuke to be destroyed by the blast radius? woulnt that be much easier than trying to precisely hit a nuke head on???
Why not install lasers or missiles on satellites, so that the nukes can be intercepted while they are at lowest speed and most vulnerable? Both lasers and missiles should work better in the outer space.
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