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US Missile Defense System Took Out ICBM Threat In Historic Salvo Test

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US Missile Defense System Took Out ICBM Threat In Historic Salvo Test

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On February 25, the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) conducted a successful salvo test of its homeland missile defense system against an intercontinental ballistic missile threat.

Accrding to the agency, the lead Ground-Based Interceptors (GBI) destroyed the ICBM’s reentry vehicle “as it was designed to do.”

“This was the first GBI salvo intercept of a complex, threat-representative ICBM target, and it was a critical milestone,” MDA Director Air Force Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves said in a statement.

The ICBM target was launched from the Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. This site is located over 6400 km away from the GBI interceptors buried in silos in the ground at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

“The system worked exactly as it was designed to do, and the results of this test provide evidence of the practicable use of the salvo doctrine within missile defense,” he said. “The Ground-based Midcourse Defense system is vitally important to the defense of our homeland, and this test demonstrates that we have a capable, credible deterrent against a very real threat.”

The GBI’s Exo-atmospheric Kill Vehicles were successful in the test, according to the statement. Other systems involved in the test included space, ground and sea-based Ballistic Missile Defense System sensors, which provided tracking data to the Command, Control, Battle Management and Communication (C2BMC) system.

The MDA last tested the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense System’s (GMD) GBIs against an ICBM target in May 2017. At that moment, the MDA’s director said the agency was next shooting to conduct a more complex salvo test involving two GBIs against an ICBM. The declared reason was that firing off two GBIs against one target was more operationally realistic and important in proving out the effectiveness of the overall system.

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  • Rob

    If you divided then you will be cucked. America has been isolated and this is a so good sign for Zionists of America.

  • Mazzdark

    let’s hope the enemy fires just that one missile…..and not, say, a barrage of Mach10 hypersonic self-guiding banshees……

    • John Whitehot

      mach 27, not 10.

  • White_American_Patriot

    Russians can’t even shoot down subsonic cruise missiles and the US is intercepting ICBM’s LoL

    • Cat

      Which is why their air defence systems shoot down artillery shells and air to surface cruise missiles in Syria right? I meam theres uninformed opinions, then theres what ever garbage youre spouting lol

    • Jason Tribolini

      OMG LOL!!

    • ruca

      Choke on your apple pie b-i-tch

  • Uwe

    Good, the defense shield is working, you are safe, no worry anymore ! Otherwise military history confirm almost all defensive designs in the end failed starting with the Great Walll and ending with The Maginot line. All state of the art of their time.

  • Luis

    One test with a single reentry vehicle in a ballistic trajectory? It’s propaganda on scheduled training. The military knows the real threat today would be a volley of Sarmat packet with up to 24 Avangard HGV each. Raining down on 20+ mach on unpredictable trajectory.

  • Xoli Xoli

    Total lies as usual. USA news propaganda. USA has slowest missiles.Maybe it was Somalia home made missiles that were intercepted.

  • Xoli Xoli

    The earth is flat what does propaganda master USA knows about re-entry maybe their heard the word from Russian pilots.