Video shows U.S. interceptor destroying ICBM over Pacific Ocean
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Post date : 2017-06-03 16:09
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Video released by the Pentagon shows the red-hot point of impact during the United States’ historic ICBM intercept test launched a day after North Korea’s latest saber-rattling aimed at protecting the country from enemies’ intercontinental-range missiles. The footage chronicles the ground-based interceptor fired from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base as it meets a ballistic missile target launched from the Ronald Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. An infrared view captures the moment its “exo-atmospheric kill vehicle intercepted and destroyed the target in a direct collision” over the Pacific Ocean, per the U.S. Missile Defense Agency. The successful $244 million endeavor on Tuesday marked the first live-fire test of U.S. defenses against an intercontinental ballistic missile, according to the Pentagon.
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