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Title: US preparing to test new IRBM
Post by: Zannanza on 11/22/2019 05:04 am
https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a29787414/new-ballistic-missile/ (https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a29787414/new-ballistic-missile/)

The Pentagon is on the verge of testing a new missile that was, until recently, banned by an arms control treaty.
Title: Re: US preparing to test new IRBM
Post by: tyrred on 11/22/2019 05:18 am
IRBM can be FOBS?

Put into low Earth orbit... and then de-orbit over the target?

Is this just the "popular" part of the mechanics?
Title: Re: US preparing to test new IRBM
Post by: gongora on 11/22/2019 05:30 am
IRBM can be FOBS?

Put into low Earth orbit... and then de-orbit over the target?

Is this just the "popular" part of the mechanics?

Oh yeah, that's the "popular" part of PM.  Whoever wrote that doesn't have a freakin' clue.
Title: Re: US preparing to test new IRBM
Post by: Skyrocket on 11/22/2019 08:19 am
You may want to read the Defense News article instead:

https://www.defensenews.com/space/2019/11/13/is-the-us-about-to-test-a-new-ballistic-missile/