US Ballistic Missile Defense Systems Were Set Up In Alaska To Intercept Possible Attack By ‘North Korea or Iran’

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US Ballistic Missile Defense Systems Were Set Up In Alaska To Intercept Possible Attack By 'North Korea or Iran'

CC BY 2.0 / DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro / Fort Greely, Alaska

The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) reported completing the installation of the anti-missile systems in Alaska, according to RIA.

“MDA and Boeing installed the 44th interceptor in the mine of the anti-missile system at Fort Greely,” said the director of the agency lieutenant general Sam Greaves.

The interceptor was installed on November 2. The anti-missile systems are set up in the region in order to intercept possible ballistic attack by North Korea or Iran.

Russian experts are doubtful though. According to colonel general Leonid Ivashov, the interceptors in Fort Greely are set up there in order to intercept Russian and Chinese ballistic missiles.

“Iranian missiles won’t fly over Alaska, the same goes for North Korean ones. But the bulk of Russian and Chinese missile trajectories go across the North Pole with Alaska in range,” Ivashov said. He also added that Russia had been developing new winged missiles and methods of overcoming anti-missile systems.

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