A smaller version of the Bush administration’s planned missile shield is under development: aircraft equipped with laser weapons
The Bush administration’s planned National Missile Defense (NMD) shield, which will launch anti-missile missiles not only on land, as planned during the Clinton administration, but also at sea and in space, will cause a cost explosion. Originally estimated at $60 billion, the option favored by Bush so far could easily cost hundreds of billions of dollars. And so far, the three tests conducted so far had failed.
They were carried out in optimal conditions, not in bad weather conditions or even in realistic combat situations. After all, it’s not just about spotting the launch of an enemy long-range missile and calculating its trajectory so that shortly after launching it, you can take it out with pinpoint accuracy using your own bullet. Relatively easily love to distribute many dummies from the enemy, which could swap or confuse target detection. In addition, opponents could use long-range missiles to trigger nuclear explosions at a high level, the radiation from which could destroy or impair the NMD system.