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United States successfully tests a key missile defence system

The United States military has on Tuesday, announced that it has successfully tested the US missile defence system – a key missile, a milestone in order to demonstrate the US capability of holding to knock down any incoming intermediate-range missiles from the countries like North Korea.

The Aegis ashore system, which was latest tested by the US, was first fitted with the Standard Missile 3 Block IIA (SM-3 IIA) interceptor, which was developed by in the joint venture in-between Mitsubishi Heavy Industries limited of Japan and Raytheon Co.

Missile Defence Agency (MDA) director Lieutenant General Sam Greaves said that the test, which was successful, was significant.

MDA director said, “(It) was of great significance to the future of multi-domain missile defense operations and supports a critical initial production acquisition milestone for the SM-3 Block IIA missile program.”

In a statement, MDA director said that in this recent successful test, the US Air Force C-17 has launched intermediate-range ballistic missile with the interceptor, which was launched from Pacific Missile Range Facility, at Hawaii’s Kauai.

In the month of October, 2018, the US military has declared that the US had successfully intercepted and tracked the medium-range ballistic missile –targeted.

In August, 2018, the Pentagon has said that it was given the instruction to pursue much more options in order to defeat the US-bound missiles of North Korea with the help of using a radar and further more missiles in order to spot it and shoot down the inbound threats.

The US military from the past, has been exploring the capabilities of the US that whether it can enhance and add a another layer of defence system for intercepting the incoming missiles, which are already placed.

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