30 Jul '16, 4pm

Go behind-the-scenes at the latest Patriot missile test:

Missile defense system picks off targets in test for international audience Share It was early morning in the New Mexico desert. Inside a trailer, a team of experts in air and missile defense listened intently as the countdown wound down. Hundreds of meters away, two missiles erupted from a Patriot launcher. The interceptors kicked up clouds of gypsum sand as they climbed toward a surrogate tactical ballistic missile target approaching in the distant sky. The roar of the launches echoed off the distant San Andres mountains. Inside the trailer, vibrating from the force of the launch, Raytheon engineers huddled over tactical display screens and watched the target explode. The room filled with shouts and high-fives. This was the scene at a high-stakes test for the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System . Military leaders from around the world looked on as the system’s newest ...

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