Tuesday, the Pentagon successfully shot down an ICBM in their first attempt of a test of this kind as we inch closer toward potential conflict with North Korea.
The Department of Defense’s Missile Defense Agency “shot an interceptor” at a test target missile simulated to behave like an ICBM.
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The target missile launched from Reagan Test Site Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands in the Pacific — nearly 5,0000 miles from Los Angeles — and the interceptor was fired from an underground silo at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The intercept took place over the Pacific Ocean, according to a Pentagon statement.
“The intercept of a complex, threat-representative ICBM target is an incredible accomplishment for the GMD system and a critical milestone for this program,” MDA Director Vice Adm. Jim Syring said in the statement.
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