Location: Mitch Chee Gon, United States

Friday, September 01, 2006

OH "F" YES!!!!!!!

Picture is of one of my favorite missiles ever due to its MEAN ASS LOOK. It's name: NIKE HERCULES one of many in a long line of American intercepter missiles. Unfourtunately the fact is that it was designed, and deployed to NUKE the Ruskies out of our skies. Many were deployed in Mitch Chee Gon. Thank GOD they were not needed. They were equipped with nuclear bombs and the fallout of destroying atomic bomb laden Tupoluvs with an ATOMIC bomb is ,,,,,,well unimaginable.

Now hopefully a more practical approach has been wrought......

By Jim Wolf

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military shot down a target ballistic missile over the Pacific on Friday in the widest test of its emerging antimissile shield in 18 months, the Defense Department announced.

The Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency said it had successfully completed an important exercise involving the launch of an improved ground-based interceptor missile designed to protect the United States against a limited long-range ballistic missile attack.

The test results will help improve the performance of a multibillion-dollar shield against the type of long-range ballistic missile that could be used to attack a U.S. city with a weapon of mass destruction, the agency said in a statement.

Officially, the $85 million test was designed to collect data rather than shoot down the target.

It was the first involving a live target since interceptor rockets failed to leave their silos during tests in December 2004 and February 2005.

It was also the first since the ground-based system, which is part of a layered shield that includes naval and aerial components, was activated to guard against ballistic missiles test-fired on July 4 and 5 by North Korea.

Boeing Co. is prime contractor for the ground-based mid-course defense. Major subcontractors include Lockheed Martin Corp., Northrop Grumman Corp. and Raytheon Co..

In the exercise, a target missile was launched from Kodiak, Alaska. And for the first time, the ground-based interceptor missile was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California. Previous launches have been from the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.

(ed note, again, credit given were credit due)


Blogger camojack said...

Of course, a missile defense shield would be completely ineffective against a bomb brought into the country by other means...but it’s still good news.

11:46 PM  
Blogger MargeinMI said...

You're right, that thing just looks 'sick' (in the new terminology of the word). I never did understand the argument against missile defense. Of course, it wouldn't cover all bases, but what does?

Too cool.

4:56 AM  
Blogger boberin said...

Pretty cool indeed. Some missle defense is, I suppose, better than none but picking off 10 of the incoming 20 wouldn't help very much methinks. Good idea to work on it, unfortunately. Better idea is to eliminate all missles but what fun would that be?

New address, if you care,
So it goes

10:14 AM  
Blogger MargeinMI said...

bob, There you go with your 'half empty' attitude again. I think that picking off 10 out of 20, while not perfect, would be a HECK of a lot better than picking of NONE!


8:20 AM  
Blogger MargeinMI said...


Yer slackin', bud. Jest sayin.... (and waitin)

5:08 AM  
Blogger Libby Gone™ said...

Hey Marge,
Ok Lady I get ya. I think of you ever time (several times a week) I drive dunn past that road down to band practice. Love ya like a sister!

1:54 PM  
Anonymous mig said...

Yikers! That looks awfully manly!

7:31 AM  
Blogger camojack said...'s been a month now.

12:23 AM  
Blogger MargeinMI said...

[tap, tap, tap, dum-de-dum-de-dum, tap, tap, tap]

5:14 AM  
Blogger Hawkeye® said...

(Hanging head in shame)... Gosh, has it been that long since I've been here? Sheesh! I'm totally ignoring my friends. Forgive me Libby... will make a point to get by more often.

As for the Nike Hercules... I remember visiting a Nike base with the Boy Scouts in Illinois back in the 60's as a wee lad. The base was designed to protect Chicago from the threat of Russian bombers. Those missiles were impressive indeed!

A memory from that visit I'll never forget: a sign in the mess hall that read... "Take all you want, but eat all you take." Funny how mundane things like that get lodged in the synapses, ehh?

(:D) Best regards...

8:53 PM  
Blogger Libby Gone™ said...

Thank you all my friends!
I am now legally emancipated, looking for a permanent home. I'll try to get back to blogging soon.

8:42 AM  
Blogger camojack said...

Good luck with that, bro'...

12:38 AM  
Blogger MargeinMI said...

You looking to buy or rent? Email me some parameters and I'll keep my eyes and ears open for you.

5:21 AM  
Blogger Hawkeye® said...

I'll second that... Good luck!

7:16 PM  

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