Video: US Missile Defense Breakthrough: Navy Ships to Destroy Enemy ICBMs
Warrior Maven Video Above: How Will Navy Ships Destroy ICBMs? First Ever - Major Breakthrough
Kris Osborn - Warrior Maven
-- Kris Osborn is a Senior Fellow at The Lexington Institute --
The Pentagon plans a “first-of-its-kind” test of an unprecedented weapons capability to intercept and destroy an enemy Intercontinental Ballistic Missile *ICBM” -- from a Navy ship at sea using a Standard Missile-3 Block IIA.
The concept, as articulated by Pentagon officials and cited briefly in this years’ DoD “Missile Defense Review,” would be to use an advanced SM-3 IIA to “underlay” and assist existing Ground-Based Interceptors (GBI), adding new dimensions to the current US missile defense posture.
“We are going to test this,” a senior Pentagon weapons developer told Warrior Maven.
Kris Osborn is a Senior Fellow at The Lexington Institute
Osborn previously served at the Pentagon as a Highly Qualified Expert with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army - Acquisition, Logistics& Technology. Osborn has also worked as an anchor and on-air military specialist at national TV networks. He also has a Masters Degree in Comparative Literature from Columbia University.