The United States lied to the world, and the Star Wars program is not over? These plans have long been hidden in the plans of the United States! What? Do you not believe it? Then see how Firepower unravels the hidden secrets of Star Wars in the United States. Hello everyone, I am Firepower. Today , I will reveal to you the hidden secrets of the Star Wars program in the United States.
This video has a longer content . On May 13, 2008, it was a special day. The US Secretary of Defense suddenly announced that the "Star Wars era" was over . Guess that this plan directly led to the excessive arms race of the Soviet Union, which brought down the domestic economy , and the United States just used a "lie" to destroy another superpower in the world. In fact, Firepower believes that the American Star Wars program is real and completed during the execution of the program. The scientific research has been applied to the US military, and those that have not been completed have also been divided into multiple other projects , which are still under secret research to this day. So what is the so-called Star Wars program in the United States? What impact has it had on the world? In this plan, how did the United States deceive the world and how many secrets were hidden? It means that since the Soviet Union currently has a more powerful nuclear attack force than the United States, the United States is afraid that the form of "nuclear balance" will be broken, and an effective anti-missile system needs to be established, so Reagan said to the folks across the country that I am going to authorize the opening of a possibility Groundbreaking research that made nuclear weapons worthless The program is called the Strategic Defense Initiative , also known as the Star Wars Initiative, or SDI for short. The official name is: Strategic Defense Initiative for Anti-Ballistic Missile Defense Systems. Capability
and reliable deterrence capabilities help the US military maintain its nuclear superiority. At the same time, the US has other small nine-nine , that is, it wants to use its own wealth to compete through malicious competition in the space field to bring down the Soviet Union's economy . It is best to directly let the Soviet Union wave its flag and surrender . The Star Wars program was formally deployed in 1994. According to the plan , the United States will invest tens of billions of dollars from fiscal year 1984 to fiscal year 1989 to research key technologies and verify feasible solutions for advanced anti-ballistic systems.
Wait until the early 1990s to decide on this Whether the system is adopted and how to develop the purpose of the Star Wars program is to build a multi-level and multi-means integrated anti-ballistic missile defense system , mainly for the four stages of the booster stage, the end booster stage, the middle stage and the reentry stage of ballistic missiles The technical means of interception include the deployment of high-energy directed weapons in outer space and on the ground. In short, the main development of this program is that the Soviet ballistic missiles can be detected by nearby American radars as soon as they come out of the silo, and then the radars will immediately try to transmit the corresponding data to the In the United States, the United States immediately launched the missile and set up the interception point at the calculated parabolic position. In 1985, the United States officially announced this plan and revealed some information. The proposed strategic defense system will not only use conventional warheads but also use lasers, particle beams, High-tech weapons such as electromagnetic railguns and interceptors, conventional warheads and high-tech weapons will be deployed in outer space, air and ground to form a multi-layered "seamless" defensive shield . Anti-missile satellites form the first line of defense Conventional warheads or directed weapons to attack strategic missiles in the launch and atmospheric phase Destroyed by ground or ship-based laser weapons base or ship-borne laser weapons, attack the nuclear warheads flying in the pre-reentry stage, use anti-missile missiles, kinetic energy weapons, particle beams and other weapons to destroy the “fish that slip through the net” after re-entry. 99% destruction rate of nuclear bomb Communication and navigation capabilities.
When the Soviet Union launches a large-scale nuclear attack in the future, the United States can rely on this system to survive. After all , the 99% interception rate is no joke. In addition , the United States revised the plan after the end of the Cold War to ensure that the United States suffered Territorial security in the event of a few nuclear weapons attack The entire Star Wars program consists of two parts: the ICBM defense program and the anti-satellite program. After this program is released , the United States will invest tens of billions of dollars in research into various high-tech weapons in the next few years.
At the same time, more than 10,000 scientists have been mobilized to participate in this plan. Many allies of the United States , including the United Kingdom, Italy, the Federal Republic of Germany, Israel, Japan, etc., have also participated in this plan to varying degrees at the request of the United States. The advantage of pulling allies into the pit is that The investment is evenly distributed, the risk is evenly distributed, but the benefits are the same.
According to the timetable announced by Reagan, the United States intends to deploy some of the equipment required by the defense program starting in 1994, and the entire defense system will be completed by the end of the 20th century . From today's point of view, isn't it the anti-missile program that countries are developing? The THAAD anti-missile system deployed by the US military basically adopts this principle , but Firepower also said that this is the vision of today, but if it is pushed forward for decades , it is simply science fiction for the United States and even the world at that time because of its existence. The technology is too difficult. If you want to have an anti-missile system , these technologies must be developed. The first is radar technology,
because the anti-missile system requires extremely high accuracy. For the anti-missile system, the radar accuracy means the interception success rate because the radar needs It detects not only the launch position and target of the enemy missile, but also the entire trajectory . At that time, the Soviet ballistic missiles generally changed their orbits after the launch altitude reached a certain level, and made a parabolic motion after aiming at the target. The tracking of Soviet missiles during the entire launch process is extremely important. If you want to intercept accurately , the first thing you have to do is accurate tracking. Light energy accurate tracking and monitoring is not enough . You also need to have advanced data transmission technology. The development of this technology can be said to be similar to radar. It is closely related because if the United States wants to use radar technology for data interception , the interception system must be as close as possible to the Soviet Union . The United States cannot accurately intercept Soviet missiles, because the radar base is still not close enough to the Soviet Union , especially for the Soviet missile base, the distance between the two is still a little far. Although the data can be transmitted by radio, it is difficult to ensure the accuracy of the data, and once it is discovered by the Soviet Union , The United States will lose a lot, so the United States thinks of a best of both worlds, that is, the submarine cable , which is the Internet technology we know today.
The development of the Internet, a dual-use technology for both military and civilian use, not only promotes the United States' Star Wars program, but also promotes the American national economy. Development has indeed achieved the excellent benefits of killing two birds with one stone. I have to say that the birth and development of many large-scale technologies stemmed from the needs of the world at that time. With the previous conditions, it is necessary to have rocket-assisted technology.
In fact, when developing this technology, the United States has There is a problem of insufficient funds, and in terms of rocket boosting, the United States has always lived in the shadow of the Soviet Union, which is why the United States has developed its own technology. As long as the various technologies developed since then are related to rockets, they basically use booster rockets used in space vehicles, not rockets that can be used alone. If you want to provide supplies to the International Space Station, you need to rely on Russia to launch rockets alone. In the late Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union The rocket engine has gone on a different path. The United States has vigorously developed reusable space shuttles , such as Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, etc. The United States
has also specially developed ultra-high-performance liquid oxygen and hydrogen engines SSME and high thrust for it. The solid booster looks forward to relying on the space shuttle to conquer the world. The Soviet Union is different. He has a multi-pronged approach and continues to use the Proton and the Soyuz. Other disposable rockets have also developed energy sources - the space shuttle Blizzard, and by the way, a new generation of Zenit rockets have also been derived. In terms of rocket engines, the Soviet Union is also very involved in rocket engines.
There are both traditional hydrazine-based engines and backward but reliable RD-107 and other liquids. There are also RD-0120 liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen engines comparable to SSME, and RD-170 and RD-120 liquid oxygen and kerosene engines with high-pressure supplementary combustion cycles. Even today, the United States still relies on the rocket engine provided by Russia. Lockheed Martin. Both Atlas 3 and Atlas 5 rockets use the RD-180 engine as the first stage main engine . Thanks to the mature technology and stable performance of the RD-180 engine , the Atlas 5 rocket is more expensive than Boeing's Delta 4 rocket Inexpensive, not only cost - effective, but also easier to maintain The supplementary combustion liquid oxygen kerosene engine has a ground thrust of 482 tons , which is about 100 tons higher than that of the RD-180, and it is more difficult to design a single combustion chamber. However, the development of the RS-84 was halfway . Since the Delta 4 rocket uses the domestically produced RS-68 liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen engine , the US military and NASA are not interested in the independent liquid oxygen and kerosene engine, which has created the situation that the Russian-made rocket engine occupies half of the US space launch market. Rockets Insufficient development of booster technology restricts the performance of the U.S. national ballistic missile defense system,
which can only be intercepted at the end. Of course, there are other anti-missile methods , that is, laser. In theory , laser has the advantages of high energy, high concentration, high speed, etc. It is enough Intercept All Missiles When the U.S. first envisioned the Star Wars program, it also thought about deploying laser weapons in outer space to intercept Soviet ballistic missiles in the mid -course. This is the time when ballistic missiles are the slowest and most easily intercepted.
But the question is what kind of platforms can the United States deploy here? The United States once envisaged using the space shuttle to carry radar and weapon systems. At that time , the space shuttle had a large cargo compartment. Usually, the space shuttle and weapons were stored in the warehouse to extend their lifespan . When needed, they were immediately launched to prepare for combat. In addition , the US military was still in the last century. In the 1990s, the idea of developing a laser weapon based on the C-130 transport aircraft was proposed, and a system called "Advanced Tactical Laser" (ATL) was also tested on this type of transport aircraft. However, the test encountered various technical problems, such as the 100-kilowatt chemical oxygen iodine.
The size and weight of laser weapons are too large, coupled with cooling problems, etc. These problems limit the feasibility of actual combat. In the end , they are all gone, because if you want the laser weapons to achieve enough power, the size and weight have become huge, and the energy requirements are also required. , The heat dissipation requirements are also very high. According to the technical level at the time, it is not easy to integrate laser weapons into the C-130. In addition , the US military has another US Air Force Airborne Laser (ABL), also known as YAL-1 verification . Airborne The Airborne Laser (ABL) is a weapon system on a modified Boeing 747-400F equipped with a megawatt pulsed oxygen-iodine chemical laser. It was originally designed to combat theater ballistic missiles . These were used by the United States to test laser interceptors. The development of the verification machine and the release of the Star Wars program were the result of the intensified nuclear arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union. In the 1960s and 1970s, the number of strategic nuclear forces of the United States and the Soviet Union was roughly equal
, but the United States was ahead in terms of missile hit accuracy and multi-warhead technology. Status Since the 1970s, the Soviet Union has been catching up and has developed 5 kinds of powerful intercontinental missiles , such as R-7, R-16, UR-100, etc. Its accuracy and multi-warhead technology have gradually approached the United States, so that it has the ability for the first time. When a nuclear strike destroys most of America's intercontinental missiles , as well as a considerable number of strategic bombers and missile submarines, the United States' strategic nuclear forces are seriously threatened. Therefore , the United States feels the need to establish an effective anti-missile system to ensure the survivability of its strategic nuclear forces and a reliable deterrent capability. To maintain its nuclear superiority , the United States also wanted to use its strong economic strength to bring down the Soviet Union's economy through a protracted and costly space weapons competition .
For these space weapons, the Soviet Union regarded them as a confidant. In response to the American Star Wars program, the Soviet Union carried out A series of anti-satellite weapons have been developed and tested . Of course, the United States did not want to be outdone, and immediately took countermeasures to conduct anti-satellite tests with F15. Although the Star Wars program is different from anti-satellite weapons, they can use each other in technology. Anti-satellite weapon technology can be introduced into the planet
. The war plan, when completed, can also be used to attack satellites, so strictly speaking, long before Reagan's televised speech, the United States and the Soviet Union had begun a secret contest in this regard. Reagan's star war plan advocated the implementation of the separation of ballistic missiles. Layers of Interception Most Interceptions Will Be in Outer Space The Pentagon has spent tens of billions of dollars on lasers, particle beams, precision sensors , and "smart rocks." Development of theoretical kinetic and directed energy weapons that would shoot down the missile during its boost phase and ground interceptors that would destroy the missile before it hits the ground. In addition to this , the United States has begun work on something called "smart boulders." The anti-ballistic missile program
used stacks of "smart boulders" in space to find and destroy enemy missiles , but the U.S. later discovered it could use the arms treaty to eliminate most of Russia's nuclear warheads instead of using "smart boulders" and a 1972 anti- ballistic missile program. The Ballistic Missile Treaty also prohibits the existence of space-based anti-missile systems. The Soviet Union started earlier than the United States in developing space weapons, but because its economic strength is not as strong as that of the United States , it is impossible to invest a lot of money in research and development like the United States, so it can only advocate the prohibition of space militarization. In the years following the launch of the Star Wars program, the issue of prohibiting the militarization of space has been the main topic of all US-Soviet summits and nuclear talks. The Soviet Union asked the United States to abandon the Star Wars program . The two sides quarreled about missile concessions . After the disintegration of the
Soviet Union, Russia 's negotiating position was greatly weakened. The United States and Russia finally reached the "Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms Treaty" in 1993, which was beneficial to the United States. The United States achieved its intended purpose. Changes in the balance of nuclear forces The United States announced that it would no longer continue to implement the original "Star Wars" plan . Due to the high cost of the system plan and the high technical difficulty, many planned projects, such as the famous X-30 and X-33, were eventually extended indefinitely or even terminated.
Coupled with the subsequent disintegration of the Soviet Union, the United States officially announced the termination of the Star Wars program in 1993 after spending nearly 100 billion US dollars. In fact, it is a bit of an afterthought to simply think that President Reagan's Star Wars program was a conspiracy against the Soviet Union. The collapse of the Soviet Union was a very complex and accidental event, the result of a combination of events that caught everyone off guard.
President Reagan did not have the ability to anticipate the collapse of the Soviet Union. How much pressure this plan would have on the Soviet Union was also unpredictable. Reagan The original intention of putting forward this plan is to change the original backward strategic thinking of the United States.
By taking advantage of the opportunity of rising national strength, increase investment in scientific research, and gain an advantage in the struggle for hegemony between the United States and the Soviet Union. The Soviets are not fools. The Soviet KGB has an extremely powerful intelligence network in the United States . There is no way to keep the plans completely secret. Once the Soviet Union found out that the United States was just bluffing, it could be dealt with by bluffing without actually investing a lot of money. The United States did invest a lot of money in the Star Wars program with great success. The rapid progress in computer communication
ushered in the rapid development of the information superhighway in the United States in the 1990s, and the United States also claimed that this plan was not implemented because of technical shortcomings. Many of the devices used for research and experimentation in the Star Wars program still remain. Play a role. For example , the laser used in the research of the "beam spacecraft" at the White Sands Experiment Field in the United States comes from the "Big Planet". So
to say that Reagan was serious about the Star Wars plan, although there was a plan to bring down the Soviet Union with the plan, to say that the plan was just a conspiracy would be underestimating the wisdom of both sides, as Reagan said later if This plan is fake So why are the Soviets so nervous? It is worth noting that the U.S. Star Wars program is not a simple military strategy, but an important part of the new U.S. national strategy—the high frontier strategy. As the U.S. occupies a leading position in the technological revolution marked by microelectronics technology and other space technologies Advantage The United States has long foreseen the use of the latest technology to first occupy space militarily, changing the mutual offensive and defensive situation formed by the United States and the Soviet Union since 60 years, and thus facing the Soviet Union's dominant strategic position. Therefore , the United States has sprung up to find a way out in space and proposed a high frontier strategy.
This national strategy has been fully implemented since 1984. The strategy has systematically put forward a general strategy for the comprehensive development and utilization of space by the United States in the future in terms of military, economic and scientific aspects. Global In the eyes of Firepower , the United States originally implemented the Star Wars plan, but it was a bit far-sighted. It was only limited by the level of technology at the time, so it chose to terminate it . That 's it. The next
issue of Firepower will bring the "Star Wars Project" of the United States in the 21st century. Thank you for watching. Goodbye