On Tuesday, may 30, the us military tested the missile, designed to intercept Intercontinental ballistic missiles. The missile defense Agency reported the tests were successful.
RIA Novosti reports that tested ground-based missile defense system to cruising flight (Ground-based Midcourse Defense, GMD), located in California, which was struck by a missile target, launched from the region of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific ocean. The us military claimed that the target was struck as a result of «direct confrontation».
Note that in recent weeks the army of North Korea has repeatedly tested ballistic missiles. The DPRK leadership has stated about the ability of missile forces to attack targets in the U.S., including missiles with nuclear warheads.
Complex missile defense GMD commissioned in 2005. It is designed to intercept Intercontinental ballistic missiles and their warheads in outer space beyond the Earth’s atmosphere. At the present time to protect the continental United States deployed 30 interceptors in Alaska and California, deployment, another 15 missiles is scheduled for completion in 2017.