11:18 GMT +317 October 2019
Listen Live
    A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor arrives at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea

    THAAD System Intercepts Target in Missile Defense Flight Test - Lockheed Martin

    © REUTERS / USFK/Yonhap
    Asia & Pacific
    Get short URL
    212
    Subscribe

    THAAD system has successfully intercepted a target during the US Missile Defense Agency missile test, Lockheed Martin said in a press release on Tuesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system has successfully intercepted a target during a missile test conducted by the US Missile Defense Agency, Lockheed Martin said in a press release on Tuesday.

    "The Lockheed Martin built Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system successfully intercepted a target today in a missile defense test led by the US Missile Defense Agency with critical support provided by the US Army," the release stated.

    The company noted that the THAAD system located at the Pacific Spaceport Complex in Alaska detected, tracked and intercepted an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) target.

    THAAD has successfully completed 14 interception attempts since 2005, and the latest test was its first interception of an IRBM, the release added.

    Related:

    US to Conduct Test of THAAD Missile Defense System - Reports
    Pentagon Urges Seoul to Finish THAAD Missile System Install to Fight DPRK Threat
    THAAD Missile Defense System Sends Chinese Tourists to South Korea Packing
    Tags:
    target, interception, missile defense, THAAD, United States
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik