11 Jul '17, 2pm

US Army missile defense system destroys target in test

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army’s missile defense system capable of taking out targets in the last phase of flight intercepted a threat target on Tuesday in a Missile Defense Agency test out of Kodiak, Alaska, according to Lockheed Martin, the system’s manufacturer. The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system at Pacific Spaceport Complex — Alaska “detected, tracked and intercepted” a threat target designed to represent an intermediate-range ballistic missile, a first for THAAD, according to a company statement. The interceptor “destroyed the target’s reentry vehicle with sheer force of a direct collision,” the statement reads. The test marks the 14th successful intercept in 14 attempts for THAAD since 2005. THAAD has recently made its way into the news in more ways than one. Its deployment to South Korea to protect its border with North Korea has angered China, one of the No...

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