e U.S. Missile Defense Agency, in cooperation with the U.S. Air Force
30th Space Wing, the Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated
Missile Defense and U.S. Northern Command, today successfully
intercepted an intercontinental ballistic missile target during a test
of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) element of the nation's
ballistic missile defense system. 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. Visit https://www.mda.mil for more info.
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