Key Test of U.S. Missile Defense System a Success

2010 Ultimate Guide to Ballistic Missile Defense and the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) - Complete Coverage of Every Aspect from Threats and Sensors to Interceptors and Testing (DVD-ROM)

Apr 15, 2011 — In what the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) describes as "the most challenging test to date", the U.S. military carried out a successful demonstration of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) element of the nation's Ballistic Missile Defense System on Friday. In the test, a SM-3 Block IA missile, fired from the USS O'KANE, successfully shot down an intermediate-range ballistic missile target over the Pacific Ocean.

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