US THAAD Missile Air Drop Test Successful

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  • 10:51 AM, July 31, 2017
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US THAAD Missile Air Drop Test Successful

US Air Force conducted a test of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) defense system for second time this month in Alaska by launching a ballistic missile over the Pacific Ocean Sunday.  

The weapon was fired by a U.S. Air Force plane and intercepted by the system, the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) said, describing the test as "successful".

"The U.S. Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Army soldiers of the 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade from Fort Bliss, Texas, conducted a successful missile defense test today using the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system," the MDA statement said.

"A medium-range target ballistic missile (MRBM) was air-launched by a U.S. Air Force C-17 over the Pacific Ocean. The THAAD weapon system located at Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska in Kodiak, Alaska, detected, tracked and intercepted the target," the statement read.

On July 11, MDA conducted air-drop THAAD missile test from the C-17 cargo plane and successfully intercepted its target over the Pacific Ocean.

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