Missile Defense Test Conducted
updated: Dec 15, 2010, 2:09 PM
Source: U.S. Missile Defense Agency
VANDENBERG AFB, Calif.--The Missile Defense Agency was unable to achieve a
planned intercept of a ballistic missile target during a test over the Pacific
Ocean today. The flight test included the successful flight of an
intermediate-range ballistic missile target from Ronald Reagan Test Site on
Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands and a long-Range
interceptor missile launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
The Sea Based X-Band radar (SBX) and all sensors performed as planned. The
Ground Based Interceptor (GBI) was launched and successfully deployed an
Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV). Program officials will conduct an extensive
investigation to determine the cause of the failure to intercept the target.
The next flight test will be determined after identification of the cause of
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