Missile Defense Agency says it completed largest test in history
By W.J. Hennigan
11:25 AM PDT, October 25, 2012
Multiple missiles screaming above the Pacific Ocean were successfully
intercepted by the military’s ballistic defense system in a test that
the U.S. Missile Defense Agency is calling its biggest and most complex
exercise to date.
The highly orchestrated event, which involved
all three military branches, took place Wednesday over a wide region in
the western Pacific at a cost of $188 million, the agency said.
Missiles were launched from the ground, air, and sea in an exercise
that took about 30 minutes to complete. See a short video of highlights
of the test above.
“It was conducted to demonstrate the ability
of the Ballistic Missile Defense System to defend
By: tai Mai Shu
In: Regional News
Tags: U.S. Missile Defense Agency, Ballistic Missile Defense System programs, Missile test
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