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United States tests missile defence system

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 31 July 2017 4:00 AM GMT

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Washington: US forces carried out a missile interception system test on Sunday, a military agency said.

The US Missile Defence Agency (MDA) and the US Army conducted a successful missile defence test, using the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system.

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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.

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The test was conducted to gather threat data from a THAAD interceptor in flight, it added.

This was the 15th tests for the THAAD weapon system.

with IANS inputs...

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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