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Ballitic Missile Defense System - Target Launched From Kodiak Akaska

Isn’t it funny how news like this is greeted with a collective yawn from most of the media?

It’s another example of what they call in the journalism world a “dog bites man” event.

Boeing announced this weekend a successful intercept of a ballistic missile in space of its mission representative exo-atmospheric kill vehicle. In the past, there would have been much made of this successful test, but now, it’s only news of a test fails – the “man bites dog” event.

The test of the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system began at 4:01 p.m. Eastern when a long-range ballistic missile target lifted off from the Kodiak Launch Complex in Alaska. Seventeen minutes later, military operators launched an interceptor from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. As the interceptor flew toward the target, it received target data updates from the upgraded missile-warning radar at Beale Air Force Bas

Added: Oct-1-2007 
By: RoughRider1
Tags: USA, Interceptor, Missile, Nuclear, War, Deterrent, Kodiak, Alaska
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