30 May '17, 9pm

#BreakingNews: Intercept test for U.S. homeland defense system is a success.

#BreakingNews: Intercept test for U.S. homeland defense system is a success.

WASHINGTON — A monumental intercept test for the United States’ critical homeland defense system designed to defend against intercontinental ballistic missile threats from North Korea and Iran was a success, the Missile Defense Agency announced Tuesday shortly after the test. As North Korea’s missile capabilities continue to grow, successful tests of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense System that are specifically designed to go up against those possible missile threats are imperative, defense officials have said. The test marks the first time the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system has gone up against an ICBM-class target although some previous tests have featured intermediate-range ballistic missile targets that have approached ICBM speeds. During the test conducted by the MDA in cooperation with the U.S. Air Force 30th Space Wing, an ICBM-class target was launched from...

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