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Turning a significant milestone, US military destroyed a mock Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) high above the Pacific on Tuesday. The ground-based mid-course defense (GMD) system used a five-foot “kill vehicle” released from a larger ground-based interceptor missile to obliterate the mock ICBM.
The mock threat was launched from Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site in Marshall Islands, while the Interceptor was launched from a silo at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
The test was scheduled for last year, however it was called off due to engineering changes to be made in the interceptor. The missile could be used in any North Korean ICBM attack, if it happens any-day.
I mean, just when North Korea thought they had perfected the ICBM. Although I really though that the US had had these capabilities since before. But that’s good to know, it has it for sure now.