A missile defense rocket successfully aced its test-launch from a military base in Central California, authorities say.
The long-range interceptor blasted off Thursday from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The launch was testing thrusters on the Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle, which is designed to crash into enemy missiles and destroy them.
Officials say a target representing a missile was launched from an Air Force plane over the Pacific Ocean west of Hawaii. The Vandenberg interceptor released the kill vehicle, which was maneuvered with thrusters until its fuel was used up. It purposely didn’t intercept the target.
The test involved the ground-based midcourse defense system.
The missile shield system is supposed to protect America from attacks, but in the past has failed to hit targets in many tests.
The Associated Press contributed to this article
Stephen Russell says
Fix bugs & beware cyberspies from China acessing Missile Defense system
Secure codes, plans from Chinese cyberspies.
Or China gets BMD plans & we all lose.
Now. it might just be me, but why would the miltary folks bother to go to the expense of sending out a plane and crew West of Hawaii, to launch a dummy missile, that the “missile killer” was “not supposed ” to hit???? Successful test huh? Right!
Alien students from China are out of control like all the federal immigration programs and whos main purpose is to destroy nationalism and white domination thru previous history. Buying votes and creating infighting will give the manufactured result of a one party system and a excuse for martial law and no economy. The resultant is a THIRD world America begging to join the NEW WORLD DISORDER. Look no further than the CFR internationalist who take orders from R.S.of INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS in LONDON…… DO YOUR HOMEWORK!