American missile intercept system tests successful

American missile intercept system tests successful

The US military says it has successfully tested a Terminal High Altitude Defense (THAAD) missile system in Alaska by intercepting a ballistic missile over the Pacific Ocean.

The MDA also said a C-17 military transport aircraft launched a medium-range target ballistic missile (MRBM) over the Pacific Ocean, which was "detected, tracked and intercepted" by the THAAD weapon system located at Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska in Kodiak, Alaska.

"In addition to successfully intercepting the target, the data collected will allow MDA to enhance the THAAD weapon system, our modeling and simulation capabilities, and our ability to stay ahead of the evolving threat", said MDA Director Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves in a statement.

Following Pyongyang's missile launch, South Korea and the United States carried out a round of combined ballistic missile drills. Following the launch, the US and South Korean militaries responded by firing surface-to-surface missiles amid increasing tensions on the peninsula.

China has said it does little to deter the North's missile threat while destabilizing regional security balance.

The exercise will help the U.S.

It was sacked by an Air Force Plane and intercepted by the defense system.




South Korea said on Saturday it will proceed with the deployment of four additional units of the THAAD anti-missile defense system.

This is the second time in the month the US has tested the THAAD system.

THAAD's deployment to North Korea has angered China and Russian Federation, who think the system's powerful radar could be used to gather data on their territories.

He assured that the USA will take all necessary steps to ensure the security of the American homeland and protect its allies in the region.

The United States said it shot down a medium-run target ballistic rocket in its most recent trial of the nation's THAAD rocket safeguard program, which is meant to shield the nation against potential dangers from nations, for example, North Korea and Iran.

The new leader of South Korea, Moon Jae-In, suspended the program's deployment in June, saying a new evaluation of its environmental impact should be conducted.

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