Ok! you want to play games….you want to play rough….Ok!….Say ‘hello’ to my little friend! That’s right!
The most advanced missile system on the planet that will hunt and blast incoming missiles right out of the sky with a 100% success rate. That’s right, I said 100%. It’s called the THAAD and it’s headed to North Korea’s very own backyard.
The THAAD is one beauty of a gem. With its unmatched precision, Lockheed Martin’s $800 million Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system will send a strong F YOU message to Kim Jong-Un that President Trump is NOT messing around.
It is PHENOMENAL! So come on Fat Boy you want to mess with me…say hello to my little friend! You want to play games and practice shoot with your little ballistic missiles? OK, but you had better be ready for THAAD, because she is one beaut!
H/T Conservative Tribune:
Kim Jong Un spent Wednesday — the 85th anniversary of the Korean military — staging the largest-ever live-fire drill his superannuated military has ever conducted.
However, given the importance of the occasion, leave it to President Trump to deliver a “surprise” present to the North Korean regime — namely, a missile defense system just south of the border.
According to Agence France-Presse, troops began delivering the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system in South Korea this week. In addition to having one of the coolest acronyms since Richard Nixon’s CREEP, THAAD is also a state-of-the-art system for shooting down short- and medium-range ballistic missiles during their final phase of flight.
Television footage showed missile-related equipment carried in camouflaged trucks arriving at a former golf course in the South Korean county of Seongju on Wednesday morning. Given that Pacific Command head Adm. Harry Harris announced THAAD “will be operational in the coming days and able to better defend South Korea against the growing North Korean threat,” one can safely assume the two events to be related.
Did you hear THAT Fat Boy?!
South Korea’s defense ministry said that it was “securing operational capability of the THAAD as soon as possible.”
While the move will give pause to North Korea when it comes to the communist country’s missile testing, it’s also enraging officials in Beijing. While China has come out against North Korea’s missile tests, the government has also traditionally favored stability over containment when it comes to the Kim regime and feel THAAD could neutralize their ballistic missile capabilities.
Of course, China’s not happy, but hey, Trump did say when he met with President Xi Jinping, take care of it or I will.
“It helps in no way to achieve the denuclearization of the peninsula and regional peace and stability,” Geng said, adding Beijing would act to “take necessary measures to safeguard its own interests.”
If THAAD “helps in no way” to achieve “regional peace and stability,” it’s not as if China’s efforts are bearing any fruit. According to The U.K. Telegraph, Kim Jong-Un spent Wednesday presiding over the aforementioned live-fire drill, the latest sign that the “strategic patience” approach isn’t working.
See what Trump means. This guy is just a big fat bully on the playground that needs to be sent a message. Maybe Fat Boy, Kim Jong-Un didn’t appreciate the nice little message Trump sent to Assad (59 Tomahawk missiles) or how about that sweet little message to ISIS (MOAB).
Yeah, that’s right the little Fat Boy thinks he can sit back and shoot off his big mouth about obliterating the U.S., then send continue to take practice shots with his ballistic missiles and think all is well with the world. But you know what Fat Boy? President Trump isn’t Obama. He is not going to put up with your shit! Maybe you haven’t looked in your backyard lately, but we seem to have a nice little ‘armada’ with the USS Carl Vinson nearby, and now, THAAD. So go ahead punk, feelin’ lucky?
What is the THAAD? – U.S. Army’s Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System (THAAD)
H/T World Defense
The THAAD terminal (formerly theatre) high-altitude area defense missile system is an easily transportable defensive weapon system to protect against hostile incoming threats such as tactical and theatre ballistic missiles at ranges of 200km and at altitudes up to 150km.
The THAAD system provides the upper tier of a ‘layered defensive shield’ to protect high value strategic or tactical sites such as airfields or populations centres. The THAAD missile intercepts exo-atmospheric and endo-atmospheric threats.
The sites would also be protected with lower and medium-tier defensive shield systems such as the Patriot PAC-3 which intercepts hostile incoming missiles at 20 to 100 times lower altitudes.
THAAD missile battery
The THAAD battery typically operates nine launch vehicles each carrying eight missiles, with two mobile tactical operations centres (TOCs) and a ground-based radar (GBR).
THAAD missile information
The target object data and the predicted intercept point are downloaded to the missile prior to launch. The updated target and intercept data are also transmitted to the missile in flight.
The missile is 6.17m in length and is equipped with a single stage solid fuel rocket motor with thrust vectoring. The rocket motor is supplied by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne. The launch weight is 900kg.
“The THAAD (theatre high-altitude area defense) missile system is an easily transportable defensive weapon.”
A separation motor is installed at the interstage at the forward end of the booster section. The separation motor assists in the separation of the kinetic kill vehicle (KKV) and the spent boost motor.
The shroud separates from the KV before impact. The KV is equipped with a liquid-fuelled divert and attitude control system (DACS), developed by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, for the terminal maneuvering towards the target intercept point.
A gimbal-mounted infrared seeker module in the nose section provides terminal homing to close in on the target missile in the terminal phase of approach.
During the initial fly-out phase of flight, the seeker window is covered with a two-piece clamshell protection shroud. Metal bladders installed in the shroud are inflated to eject the protective shroud before the seeker initiates target acquisition. The infrared seeker head, developed by BAe Systems, is an indium antimonide (InSb) staring focal plane array operating in the mid infrared 3 to 5 micron wavelength band.
M1075 truck-mounted launcher
There are nine M1075 truck mounted launchers in a typical THAAD battery. Launch vehicle is a modified Oshkosh Truck Corporation heavy expanded mobility tactical truck with load-handling system (HEMTT-LHS). The 12m-long by 3.25m-wide launch vehicle carries ten missile launch containers. While on the launcher, lead acid batteries provide the primary power. The batteries are recharged with a low-noise generator.
After firing, reloading the launch vehicle takes 30 minutes.
The cueing for the THAAD system is provided by the Raytheon Systems AN/TPY-2 ground-based radar (GBR) for surveillance, threat classification and threat identification. THAAD can also be cued by military surveillance satellites such as Brilliant Eyes.
The ground based radar units are C-130 air transportable. The AN/TPY-2 radar uses a 9.2m² aperture full field of view antenna phased array operating at I and J bands (X band) and containing 25,344 solid-state microwave transmit and receive modules. The radar has the capability to acquire missile threats at ranges up to 1,000km.
“The THAAD missile uses kinetic energy, hit-to-kill technology.”
Mobile BMC3I units
The THAAD system is able to ‘hand over’ targets to other defense systems and can cue the targets to other weapons. THAAD is able to interface to other US or allied air defence data information networks and to the battle management and command control and communications centre.
For more information on the THAAD, click here.