To protect from ballistic threats, countries must have a dedicated ABM system to prevent danger. These threats can include chemical, biological or even nuclear attacks that can destroy everything in their path, so it’s mandatory to have top-quality and reliable anti-ballistic missiles crafted from forged missile parts for effective intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) defense.
United States ABM System History
Not long after World War II, the United States introduced the Project Wizard anti-ballistic missile system in 1946. Instituted by the U.S. Army Air Force, this ABM system was designed to protect against short or intermediate-range V-2 rockets from Germany. At the same time, a separate anti-missile system called Project Thumper was also introduced. In 1949, Project Thumper was cancelled and all funds were funneled into the Boeing Ground-to-Air Pilotless Aircraft (GAPA) Project. Shortly after that, Wizard, Thumper and GAPA were all merged into a project for the CIM-10 Bomarc surface-to-air missile. However, the Wizard ABM system project was revived in 1955 as a new project and was eventually cited by the Air Force in 1957 as the “Top Defense Missile”.
Current ICBM Defense Systems
As of right now, there are four anti-ballistic missile systems in the world – the United States, Russia, Israel and India. The United States’ anti-missile system, known as the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense System (GMD) serves to protect the U.S. from restricted nuclear attacks from nations such as North Korea.
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