25 Jul '17, 4am

Further #THAAD launch planned for this week,

Alaska’s Kodiak Island could be the site of a further THAAD system launch, conducted less than a month after a previous successful test at the facility. In a notice posted by the US Coast Guard, mariners are advised to remain clear of swaths of ocean between Kodiak Island and Hawaii through the weekend. The launch is expected to take place at the Pacific Spaceport Complex-Alaska between 7 p.m. on Jul. 29 and 1:30 a.m. on Jul. 30. THAAD, which currently has a 100 percent success rate in 14 tests, uses a direct hit to intercept a target in its final phase of flight. Batteries of the system have been placed in Guam and South Korea to counter missile threats from North Korea. Raytheon vice president of government relations Mark Esper has been nominated by the Trump Administration to act as secretary of the Army. The third selection made by the White House for the position, Esp...

Full article: http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/further-thaad-launch-...

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