Friday, May 26, 2017

U.S. To Attempt First-Ever ICBM Intercept Test Over The Pacific Next Week

Flight Test 06b Ground-Based Interceptor launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. © US Missile Defense Agency / Flickr

The Hill: US to attempt first ICBM intercept test

The Pentagon will attempt to shoot down an intercontinental missile for the first time in a test next week, with the goal of preparing for such a strike from North Korea, ABC News reported.

The Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency on Tuesday will shoot an interceptor from the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system — a network meant to protect the country against a limited nuclear attack — at a custom-made missile meant to simulate an ICBM.

The target is not a mock-up of an actual North Korean ICBM, Christopher Johnson, spokesman for the Missile Defense Agency, told ABC.

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More News On Next Week's ICBM Intercept Test

Pentagon to conduct first-ever ICBM intercept test -- ABC News
Leery of North Korea, US plans first test of ICBM intercept -- AP
US military to test anti-ICBM system -- AFP
US to carry out first-ever test to see if missile defense system can intercept an intercontinental ballistic missile at a time when North Korea is trying to develop one -- Daily Mail
Amid North Korea dangers, US to launch first-of-its-kind missile intercept test -- FOX News
U.S. Plans Missile Defense Test Amid Concern Over North Korea -- WSJ
Long shot: Pentagon to test ICBM interceptor amid North Korea tensions -- RT
As North Korea Claims Missile Progress, Pentagon Plans ICBM Interceptor Test -- Sputnik
U.S. to test an ICBM 'interceptor' as threat from N. Korea grows -- Digital Journal


fazman said...

Interesting to see how it pans out. If they are unsuccesful even knowing the exact time, date , trajectory, perfect engagement scenario then fat boy knows he sure as hell wont be intercepted in a war scenario.

Anonymous said...

I hope this has been done many times before and successfuly so and that this is just the public show to send a message

fazman said...

Read the article, l was surprised the results were not encouraging.

Jay Farquharson said...