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US Military Finishes Layered Missile Defense System Test

Tech Times reports that “The United States military completed the comprehensive testing of its layered missile defense system in the Pacific Ocean, with the military praising the exercise as successful despite one missile missing its intended target.”  

“According to the military, the testing showed that the Aegis and the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, weapons systems had the ability to seek out and eliminate incoming cruise and ballistic missiles.”  

“The testing, which cost around $230 million, was conducted in the western Pacific Ocean near Wake Island at 11:05 p.m. EDT. The agencies present during the exercise were the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. European Command, the U.S. Pacific Command, the Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense and the Ballistic Missile Defense System Operational Test Agency.”

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