The United States announced it has conducted a successful THADD missile test just a couple days after North Korea launched another ICBM. The US Government stated it would be conducting two THADD missile tests this month from Kodiak, Alaska.
The test comes as Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, U.S. Pacific Air Forces commander, warned North Korea that U.S. and its allies are prepared to use “rapid, lethal and overwhelming force,” if necessary against the rogue nation.
“The U.S. Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Army soldiers of the 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade from Fort Bliss, Texas, conducted a successful missile defense test today using the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system,” the Missile Defense Agency said in a statement on Sunday.
“In addition to successfully intercepting the target, the data collected will allow MDA to enhance the THAAD weapon system, our modeling and simulation capabilities, and our ability to stay ahead of the evolving threat,” MDA Director Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves said. – Fox News
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