11 Jul '17, 11am

THAAD Succserfully Intercepts an IRBM Target from Alaska

THAAD Succserfully Intercepts an IRBM Target from Alaska

“The successful demonstration of THAAD against an IRBM-range missile threat bolsters the country’s defensive capability against developing missile threats in North Korea and other countries around the globe and contributes to the broader strategic deterrence architecture,” MDA said in the statement. Although the test was planned months ago, the U.S. missile defense test has gained significance following North Korea’s July 4 launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that raised concerns about the threat from Pyongyang.

Full article: http://defense-update.com/20170711_thaad_1.html

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