Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Missile defense, then and now

This morning, Modern Mechanix features an interesting article by Willy Ley: Missile vs. Missile, A rocket expert looks at our chances of withstanding a missile invasion (09/1947).   This article, written in the shadow of the the V-2 and at near the start of the atomic age, provides an overview of long range ballistic missiles and makes the case for missiles as the only effective countermeasure.

Uncharacteristically, MM also provides a short comment on the current state of missile defense.  I couldn't resist posing this cool video of the free flight hover test of LockMart's Multiple Kill Vehicle (MKV-L).