Friday, July 31, 2009

Pictured: U.S. Missile Defence Test Hailed A Success As North Korea Tensions Rise

A Standard Missile - 3 (SM-3) is launched from the
USS Hopper the latest Missile Defence Agency test

From The Daily Mail:

The latest US missile defence test, conducted last night in Hawaii waters, was deemed a success as tensions continue with North Korea over that country's missile programme.

A short-range ballistic missile was fired from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on the island of Kauai and then was shot down by a three-stage interceptor missile from a destroyer, the USS Hopper.

The test, conducted by the Navy and the Department of Defense's Missile Defence Agency, marked the 23rd firing by ships equipped with the Aegis ballistic missile defense system.

With the latest test, there have been 19 successes, including the shooting down of a dead US spy satellite last year.

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My Comment: The U.S. is getting better at their missile tests. These are short range ballistic missiles being shot down .... but is a clear indication of the overall progress in U.S. missile defense.

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