US Tests Anti-ICBM Interceptor Missile

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Published: May 30, 2017

An interceptor missile launched from California on Tuesday successfully shot down an intercontinental ballistic missile (<span class="caps">ICBM</span>) in a milestone first test for a new US missile defense system.

The Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (<span class="caps">GMD</span>) interceptor was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, to take out an <span class="caps">ICBM</span> missile which blasted off from the Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, 4,200 miles away.

The $40-billion <span class="caps">GMD</span> missile defense system could become a key tool in the US military’s arsenal as North Korea continues to research into <span class="caps">ICBM</span> technology.

This video captures the launch of the interceptor from Vandenberg <span class="caps">AFB</span>.

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