Skip to comments.Simulated missile threat intercepted in test
Posted on 06/23/2014 11:01:51 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
The U.S. military successfully conducted a test of the Ballistic Missile Defense System in a joint military exercise on Sunday, the Pentagon confirmed in a statement.
"This is a very important step in our continuing efforts to improve and increase the reliability of our homeland Ballistic Missile Defense System," Missile Defense Agency Director Vice Adm. James D. Syring said in the statement.
A long-range, ground-based interceptor was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, and successfully intercepted a simulated incoming ballistic missile threat launched from a test site on the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, colliding over the Pacific Ocean.
The Pentagon says initially it appears that all the systems and components performed as expected.
The agency says it will spend the next several months conducting an extensive evaluation based upon telemetry and other data it got during the test.
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A total waste of taxpayer money for a system that could never possibly work
A simulated incoming missile... Okay...
One out of six...
We are going to need huge laser cannons up an down each coast.
Let's install one in Poland
... and another one in the Czech Republic.
A simulated incoming missile?
Is this like me winning a simulated lotto?
You missed one!
More likely to come in on a polar trajectory.
Not quite, it was a real missile, simulating a threat.
Yes, though I’m thinking those will be easier to intercept with missiles.
But sea launched nukes will come on too fast.
Thanks for that correction...glad to see it works.
“The Sea-Based X-Band radar also tracked the target and relayed information to the GMD fire control system to assist in the target engagement and collect test data.”
Read & weep: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea-based_X-band_Radar
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