Nike Zeus

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Project Nike - History - Nike Zeus
... Development continued, producing Improved Nike Hercules and then Nike Zeus A and B ... The Zeus was aimed at intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) ... Zeus, with a new 400,000 lbf (1.78 MN) thrust solid-fuel booster, was first test launched during August 1959 and demonstrated a top speed of 8,000 mph (12,875 ...
Anti-ballistic Missiles - History of ABMs - American Nike-X of 1960s and Plans of Sentinel
... The Soviet initial experiments were closely followed by United States Nike Zeus, a modification of then-existing anti-aircraft missiles ... Nike Zeus proved unworkable, and so work proceeded with Nike X ... Nike X was a system of two missiles, radars and their associated control systems ...
Missile Defense - History
... the 1950s and 1960s, the United States Project Nike air defense program focused initially on bombers, then ballistic missiles ... In the 1950s, the first United States anti-ballistic missile system was the Nike Hercules, which had a limited ability to intercept incoming ballistic missiles ... This was followed by Nike Zeus, which using a nuclear warhead could intercept ICBMs ...

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