Intercontinental ballistic missile interception test completed: US

Intercontinental ballistic missile
Intercontinental ballistic missile

Washington: The Pentagon today made it clear that it has effectively completed an intercontinental ballistic missile interception test from its California base intended at ensuring the efficacy of the anti-missile system amid growing tensions with North Korea.



The interception took place as scheduled on Tuesday over the Pacific Ocean, when a rocket launched from the Vandenberg base destroyed an intercontinental missile launched from the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, Efe news reported.



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“The intercept of a complex threat-representative intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) target is an incredible accomplishment,” Vice Admiral Jim Syring, director of the US Missile Defence Agency, said in a statement.

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