world-news

US military successfully intercepts missile in defense test over Pacific Ocean

Beijing, Sept. 19 : The US Department of Defense successfully intercepted a short-range ballistic missile target during a missile defense test over the Pacific Ocean.


The department said that it was an operationally realistic test, in which the target's launch time and bearing are not known in advance, and the target complex was the most difficult target engaged to date.

Pentagon said that the short-range missile target was launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii and the target flew northwest towards a broad ocean area of the Pacific Ocean.

It further said that it was the 'first salvo mission' of two SM-3 Block IB guided missiles launched simultaneously against a single target.

Pentagon noted that the test exercised the latest version of the second-generation Aegis BMD Weapon System, capable of engaging longer range and more sophisticated ballistic missiles.

--ANI (Posted on 19-09-2013)

world-news headlines

German league standings

French league standings

Spanish league standings

Portuguese league standings

13 dead in China mine gas blast

Ukraine criticises Russia for gun attack

Japanese PM makes offering at Yasukuni shrine

South Korean ferry toll rises to 64

Eight skydivers killed in Finland plane crash

Pakistan, China hold joint military exercise

Eight killed in Mexican plane crash

15 Afghan Taliban killed since Saturday

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top