VIDEO - US conducts intercept test against simulated ICBM attack. The Tuesday test involved a simulated attack by an ICBM, firing off an upgraded long-range interceptor from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The US Missile Defense Agency declared in a statement that the launch was the first live-fire test for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) and hailed it as an "incredible accomplishment." "This system is vitally important to the defense of our homeland.
Reuters The U.S. military has begun the first missile defence test involving a simulated attack by an intercontinental-range ballistic missile (ICBM), firing off an interceptor rocket from an underground silo at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. It could be several hours before... - #Fires, #Goal, #ICBM, #Interceptor, #Simulated, #Striking, #World, #World_News
The U.S. military has begun the first missile defense test involving a simulated attack by an intercontinental ballistic missile, firing off an interceptor from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, a Reuters witness at the base said.
A ground-based interceptor is launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, toward a ballistic missile target launched from Alaska during a test Dec. 5, 2008. (Photo courtesy of the Missile Defense Agency)