|I was wondering, why cant the US just build a load of SAMs to deal with Ballistic missile incomings? Something along the lines of a beefed up SM-3.
I know most countries use MIRVs but you can still build a viable system made up of SPY-1 Radars and long range SAMs at a cheaper cost than you would with a larger missile with a "kill vehicle" that doesnt work all the time.
You can build these systems near all the major target cities. It doesnt even have to take up much space since you would only need 3-5 rotary feed VLS units where more missiles are fed in underneath.
On top of that you would have a new generation SPY-1 radar which with a few targetting radars.
Not to mention, such a system *may* be used as a homeland defense SAM system should another 9/11 try to happen.
To back it up, you can have the THELs backing it up to vaporize any leakers.
Im making this after learning of the S-400 Triumf and reading Bear and the Dragon, along with researching the SM-3.
I dont see how it is so hard to build a viable BM-defense system.