30 May '17, 7pm

Defense Department Slates Missile-Intercept Test

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2017 — The U.S. military is conducting a flight test today to exercise the ground-based mid-course defense element of the nation's ballistic missile defense system, according to a Pentagon spokesman. The test will involve a threat representative intercontinental ballistic missile class target to be fired from the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site in the Marshall Islands and a ground-based interceptor from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters. The launch is scheduled to occur between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. EDT, he said. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Air Force's 30th Space Wing and U.S. Northern Command are conducting the test, he said. Evaluation of Missile Defense System "This is the first test event against an ICBM-class target for the ground-based mid-course defense system," Davis said. "...

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