Tensions with Russia over Ukraine led U.S. lawmakers and former military rulers towards the idea to offer the Obama administration to reconsider previous approaches to deploy ground-based systems in Poland and the Czech Republic, military.com report on March 12.
«There are military options that are not associated with the introduction of our ground troops in the Crimea. We could go back and get back the program from the ABM, which was originally, «said the last U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney (Dick Cheney). He recalled that there was a plan to deploy missile interceptors in Poland long-range silo-based GBI (Ground Based Interceptor) and a radar system in the Czech Republic this. But in 2009, the plan was canceled by the Obama administration, who decided to «reset» deal with Russia. Many South American policy expressed in the way that President Obama should reconsider its policy towards Russia in the light of developments in Ukraine.
«I think we should go back to this program there (GBI in Europe). It would be a very powerful signal to the U.S.. Do not take want (reset policy) for real, «said Republican Congressman Paul Ryan (Paul Ryan).
The Obama administration has adopted the so-called Euro phased adaptive approach, ie instead of long-range missile GBI positioned on the mainland Aegis ship system components in coastal version (sketch). This system is known as the Aegis Ashore, programm foresees the deployment of missile defense land in Romania by 2015 and Poland in 2018.
Romanian facility will be deployed missiles SM-3 IB, the Polish will be more massive SM-3 IIA lesions with increased range ballistic targets. Both versions are designed to intercept missiles BR short and medium range. In turn, the GBI missiles were created to defeat an ICBM that could be developed in North Korea and Iran.
Shipboard missile defense system Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) deployed on 28 surface ships, ordinary Aegis system also deployed on Navy ships land of the rising sun, Spain, South Korea, Australia, Italy, Denmark and other bureaucrats told U.S. Missile Defense Agency.
«GBI is languid long-range anti-missile missile interceptor and is very playful. SM-3 interceptors are made on the basis of anti-aircraft missiles, it is a relatively small cistemy, «says vice president of the Lexington Institute (Virginia) Daniel Gur (Daniel Goure). At the time, the Obama administration rejected the idea of the Bush administration, you need to deploy missiles GBI in Europe to protect the U.S. coastline, said the expert. Thought Euro Phased Adaptive Approach is that the European missile defense system Aegis Ashore fails to protect allies in Europe and the Middle East, the system GBI (bases in Alaska and California) will protect the U.S. mainland. In the past year, the Pentagon said that the increment amount GBI interceptors from 30 to 44 units.
Another possibility is to resume the development version of SM-3 IIB, able to intercept ICBMs, Gur said. Placing missiles in Europe, this model will have a lot of pressure on Russia, he said.