Those of us who remember playing Missile Command in the arcade are far too familiar with this situation:
See the missile base in the middle? The one that says “LOW”? That might as well say “You are running low on ammo…kiss at least one city good-bye, sucker.” (The computer graphics in the early 80s made this sort of message difficult to display clearly, so they just stuck with “LOW”…)
Northrup Grumman has an alternative to the “running out of missiles” plan:
Skyguard is derived from the successful Tactical High Energy Laser (THEL) test bed and its predecessors developed by Northrop Grumman for the U.S. Army and the Israel Ministry of Defence. Benefiting from significant technological advancements, Skyguard has higher power than heritage systems and a larger beam, making it a much more capable system, the company said…
A single Skyguard system can defend deployed forces, a large military installation, and/or a large civilian population or industrial area. One Skyguard system is capable of generating a protective shield of about 10 kilometers in diameter.
Incidentally, if the pictured city is really under simultaneous attack by ballistic missiles, sub-launched ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and someone with a SAM shooting at aircraft, I suspect that it doesn’t matter what kind of defenses they have.
Game over, man! Game over!