The US Successfully Tests THAAD Missile System in Alaska

The drill comes a week after North Korea test-launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile capable of hitting Alaska

flickr.com/photos/lockheedmartin - Lockheed Martin's Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system at sunset.

The US on Tuesday test-fired its THAAD anti-ballistic missile system from Alaska that successfully intercepted a target missile launched from an Air Force Cargo plane north of Hawaii.

The drill was previously scheduled in June and comes a week after North Korea successfully test-launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of hitting Alaska.

The THAAD system is used to intercept short- and intermediate-range ballistic missiles. It does not target intercontinental ballistic missiles. The US has a perfect record on launches, hitting 14 out of 14 targets.

The test was conducted in Alaska's Kodiak Launch Complex, where Israel and the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) are scheduled to test the Arrow-3 anti-ballistic missile system.

 

 

[Source: Fox News]

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