How advanced is China’s anti-missile technology? After seeing two contrail clouds in the sky, people are reassured that the United States has not grasped it
Recently, many people have said that the images of China’s 8th land-based midcourse interception are different from those in the past. Previous experiments used one missile to destroy one warhead. What we saw in the image this time was that two missiles took complex trajectories and encountered the target in the air. It also shows that we basically have the ability to intercept multiple sub-guided warheads.
At present, the intercontinental missiles of many countries do not have a single warhead, but adopt multiple warheads with separate guidance.
A few days ago, the United States conducted a test of the Minuteman III missile, which can carry up to three warheads. If attacking, there are at least three targets. The “Trident” IID5 missile can carry 8 to 12 warheads. The Russian “Sarmat” can also carry many warheads. At present, a single warhead for intercontinental nuclear strikes is outdated, and the attack mode generally uses multiple warheads with separate missiles.
If such warheads are intercepted, the previous method of destroying one warhead per interception can only achieve a drop in the bucket. If multiple warheads are intercepted at the same time, the interception capability will be greatly improved. Not every country can master this technology. This is the first time for China, and it is still very rare internationally.
This interception mode makes the shield thicker. If you deal with the opponent’s attack with multiple warheads, the effect of the previous interception method will be greatly reduced. If different missiles are used to conduct unified interception in this way, the effect will be greatly improved. This is probably the first step.
If multiple anti-missile missiles are used to attack multiple warheads, it verifies the progress and development of the entire anti-missile system’s combat capabilities. This capability will be even more powerful if multiple interceptor warheads are used on one interceptor missile to destroy the opponent’s warhead. The next step will be to use a salvo of multiple bombs to simultaneously intercept multiple sub-guided warheads, instead of using one missile to attack with multiple interceptor warheads. This confrontation between spear and shield has no end.
In the next step, various attack modes and attack methods will be improved, and there will also be major breakthroughs in interception methods. It is also very difficult to track the different trajectories of the opponent’s multi-guided warheads during the early warning detection process. Therefore, the “eyes” must be large enough and the trajectory parameters and other factors of the opponent’s multi-guided warheads must be accurately measured. Capable of efficient interception.
It would be even more difficult to guide multiple anti-missile warheads at the same time to intercept the other party’s nuclear warheads. It is now significantly more difficult to carry out strategic offense and defense at high altitudes. The key is that the speed is too fast, the time is too short, and it requires 100% complete damage. The standards are also very demanding. In terms of anti-missile interception, we have accomplished what the United States has not accomplished. We have accomplished what the United States did not have and could only dream about but could not accomplish.
Although the anti-missile matter weakens the opponent’s strategic offensive capabilities from the aspect of strategic defense, it is a blessing to its own strategic offensive capabilities.
For example: I have 10 nuclear warheads that can be used for offense. If I can intercept some of the opponent’s nuclear warheads, it means that my comprehensive strategic deterrence and nuclear strike capabilities have been improved. Don’t underestimate the power of interception operations. Although it is impossible to 100% defend against the opponent’s strike operations, the sharp reduction in numbers and the stability of the number of warheads we attack the opponent can constitute bonus points for the entire offensive and defensive situation.
This kind of interception capability, especially the different trajectories of intercepting the two bombs displayed in the night sky, is indeed a lot of reassuring. At least in this capacity, we are making major breakthroughs. If anti-missile weapons and equipment with updated technical principles are adopted, this shield will be stronger and thicker, making us more assured.