October 9, 2005

PARTY TIME!:

Star wars armed and accurate (Greg Sheridan, October 10, 2005, The Australian)

The US missile defence program, initially written off by sceptics as a waste of money and effort, can already intercept and destroy a North Korean ballistic missile aimed at the US mainland.

On a brief visit to Australia, US Missile Defence Agency director Henry Obering said the program already had nine missile interceptors between California and Alaska.

The system is mainly being configured to cope with missiles launched from North Korea or the Middle East, but it will ultimately have the ability to cope with missiles from anywhere. Australia is deeply involved in the program as one of just four nations with full missile defence co-operation agreements with the US. The others are Britain, Japan and Italy.


Time to involve India, Israel, and Taiwan.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 9, 2005 8:54 PM
Comments

This is good news. To my knowledge, Israel has been deeply involed and has provided some key R&D.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at October 10, 2005 12:29 AM
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