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    How missile interception systems usually work? Do they use radars to detect missiles?
    Israel recently reported success in interception of some missiles.
    I wonder, is it so difficult under modern technologies to make a missile completely from dielectric materials?
    Such as ceramics, fiberglass?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanley514 View Post
    How missile interception systems usually work? Do they use radars to detect missiles?
    Yes, radar.

    I wonder, is it so difficult under modern technologies to make a missile completely from dielectric materials?
    Such as ceramics, fiberglass?
    Why would you want to do so?
    You can't make the entirety out of, say, fibreglass, it has to be strong enough to withstand launch/ manoeuvre accelerations, internal pressure/ temperature (of the propellant perhaps) external temperature/ pressure (air at Mach Whatever), plus the mechanical parts: pumps, gyros and the like.


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    Are dialectics less susceptible to detection by radar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanley514 View Post
    How missile interception systems usually work? Do they use radars to detect missiles?
    Israel recently reported success in interception of some missiles.
    I wonder, is it so difficult under modern technologies to make a missile completely from dielectric materials?
    Such as ceramics, fiberglass?
    Two different questions. I won't address the ideas of escaping radar detection here.

    Isreal and like the American Patriot systems do use radar. This needs to be very precise. The radar needs
    to measure the speed and distance and position of the missile. It also needs precise acceleration algorithms in place to determine the timing and speed and acceleration of a launch of an interception missile. The split-second timing
    has to be very precise.
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