U.S. 12.8 billion to create "super-bases"

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U.S. 12.8 billion to create "super-bases"

Post  cy7891 on Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:52 am

louis vuitton outletWill spend 12.8 billion U.S. expansion of military bases in Guam and the Pacific transformation, which is the United States after World War II the largest in the Western Pacific a military expansion, but also in recent decades the United States Navy's largest infrastructure investment in time, the U.S. military hopes this fight the move to Guam, a "super-bases."


louis vuitton outletThe renovation plan includes an additional nuclear aircraft carrier docked in the pier for a missile defense system, a number of places and the expansion of live-fire exercises Air Force Base in Guam. In addition, Guam will also aircraft, fuel, ammunition and other commodities bomb shelter construction, the main function of this bunker is a defense against ballistic missiles carrying conventional warheads, of course, it also can play a role against the Pacific typhoons. In addition, the U.S. should shift troops stationed in Okinawa to Guam, so the need to add many new facilities, new units, the base reconstruction project is expected to continue for 3 years.

U.S. military base in Guam will also upgrade air defense system, which consists of three sub-system components, including the Theater High Altitude Area Defense system THAAD (including 24 missiles, three launchers and fire control communications systems), anti-aircraft missiles used by the system length 6 meters and weighing 836 kg, volume, and Patriot air defense missiles roughly the same, but the weight is twice as much. The range of THAAD is 200 km range, shooting high as 150 km, mainly for the defense, "Scud" This short-range missile range of the best as far as 2,000 kilometers, or medium-range ballistic missiles designed. U.S. THAAD system has been developed for 20 years, this system is based on the Patriot PAC-3 air defense missiles, however, PAC-3's range is only 20 km. In addition, Guam will deploy ground-launched intermediate-range air to air missile SLAMRAAM system, which led to four air to air missile radar installation in the Hummer, it's effective control of the radar range is 75 km, such a system is usually 4-8 Hummer missile components to install. These missiles have a range of 25 kilometers, can shoot down cruise missiles and helicopters.


true religion outletGuam is currently about 173 thousand residents, is expected to peak in the construction of the Guam base population will increase by 50%. The base will eventually move from Okinawa to accept over 19,000 U.S. soldiers. U.S. Environmental Protection Organization (EPA) said that this would lead to severe water shortages, and building nuclear-powered aircraft carrier docked in the pier for will be destroyed 71 acres of pristine coral reefs, and the expansion would "fail to meet the environmental standards of Guam's environment more deterioration. "

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