Success In The Very First Test

Success In The Very First Test 1 June, 2017

The US's Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) interceptor has been tested on 30 May for the first time, successfully intercepting an intercontinental ballistic missile target. According to the US Missile Defence Agency report, an ICBM-class target was launched from the Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Multiple sensors provided target acquisition and tracking data to the Command, Control, Battle Management and Communication (C2BMC) system. The Sea-Based X-band radar, positioned in the Pacific Ocean, also acquired and tracked the target. The GMD system received the target tracking data and developed a fire control solution to intercept the target. A ground-based interceptor was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, and its exo-atmospheric kill vehicle intercepted and destroyed the target in a direct collision.

Success In The Very First Test

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