Katare wrote:Avinandan wrote:“So even if there is a manoeuvre by the enemy missile in the last 500 milliseconds
500 milliseconds means .5 seconds, that doesn't seem much though.
That means that if the RV does some evasive maneuvers much earlier, then the interceptor missile is most likely to miss it.
You may be reading it wrong IMO. The evasive manoeuvre initiated when missiles are pretty close are the hardest to intercept. A manoeuvre done a second or 10 second from hit would be much easier to handle for missile than the one initiated 0.5 sec before a expected hit.
That is correct.
In addition to that PAD terminal engagement often occurs at a phase when the enemy missile is RF handicapped by plasma, while the ABM system is not. This in that regiem the RV has no means to know where is PAD kill vehicle and from which spatial orientation it is coming from.