Updated Tables of Intercept Test (November 30, 2018) (Updated December 11, 2018)

This post updates my tables of intercept test for the GMD, SM-3 and THAAD systems. This updates my post of April 22, 2018, adding two additional tests for the SM-3 Block IB and SM- Block IIA.   See that post for some background information on why I started to compile these tables.  This update also adds a brief description of the cause of each intercept failure. December 11 update adds one SM-3 Block IIA test.

Dec11-2018-TestingSummaryChart

 

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TestingGMDText-November 2018

 

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Dec11-2018-BlockIIA-TableTestingBlockIIA-PNG-November2018

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  1. Thanks for the tables! Just one question: when you write low endo for that, roughly what altitude do that correspond to?

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  2. Endo-atmospheric means within the atmosphere, usually taken to be 100 km and below. In the context of THAAD, low-endo means at or somewhat above THAAD’s minimum intercept altitude. There is no official figure publicly available for this minimum intercept altitude, but it appears to be about 40 km.

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