Tuesday, July 11, 2017

U.S. THAAD missile defenses hit test target

The US said it shot down a simulated, incoming intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) in a new test of the nation's THAAD missile defenses. The test was the first-ever of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system against an incoming IRBM, which experts say is a faster and more difficult target to hit than shorter-range missiles.

THAAD has a 100% track record for all 14 intercept attempts since flight testing began just over a decade ago. The United States deployed THAAD to South Korea this year to guard against North Korea's shorter-range missiles. That drew fierce criticism from China, which says the system's powerful radar can probe deep into its territory.
Congress expects delivery of 52 more THAAD interceptors to the U.S. Army between October 2017 and September 2018.
See ----->http://neerdowellhallofinfamy.blogspot.ca/2016/07/us-sends-thaad-system-to-south-korea.html