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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