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Pentagon: missile defence test succeeds in shootdown

6 monthes ago   |   By National Post

WASHINGTON - In the first test of its kind, the Pentagon on Monday carried out a “salvo” intercept of an unarmed missile soaring over the Pacific, using two interceptor missiles launched from underground silos in southern California.
Both interceptors zeroed in on the target - a re-entry vehicle that had been launched 4,000 miles away atop an intercontintental-range missile, the Pentagon said. The first interceptor hit and destroyed the re-entry vehicle, which in an actual attack would contain a warhead. The second interceptor hit a secondary object, as expected, according to a statement...
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Pentagon: Missile defense test succeeds in shootdown

6 monthes ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says it has successfully tested a missile defense system designed to shoot down a North Korean missile aimed at the U.S.
Officials say two interceptor missiles were launched out of underground silos in California on Monday.
The first interceptor hit its target - an unarmed re-entry vehicle - as it soared through space. The re-entry vehicle was launched atop a long-range missile fired from 4,000 miles away at a U.S. test range in the Pacific.
The second interceptor struck a secondary target, as planned.
It was the first so-called salvo test in which more than one...
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