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First Detection by THAAD

First Detection by THAAD 17 May, 2017

The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system deployed in the Republic of Korea and became operational earlier this month, detected the launch of a North Korean ballistic missile, according to the Republic of Korea Defence Minister's statement made on Tuesday. The missile was reportedly an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) of enhanced caliber designed to travel up to 4 thousand km and launched on 14 May. 

Carried out from the northwestern city of Kusong, North Korea says Sunday's launch tested the capability of the missile to carry a large, heavy nuclear warhead.

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