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The Missile Defense Agency's Flight Test 06b Ground-Based Interceptor launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., June 22, 2014. (Credit: Missile Defense Agency/U.S. Department of Defense)

U.S. Military Successfully Tests Missile Defense System

Ground-based missile launched from Vandenberg AFB in California destroys a mock enemy warhead.


A sailor conducts maintenance on the Phalanx CIWS close-in weapon system aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Stout at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., on May 8, 2013, during the Department of Defense's tour deemed Navy 101. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Missile Defense System Successfully Tested Over Pacific

The Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Navy sailors completed a successful test of a missile defense system by destroying a target launched Tuesday night over the Pacific Ocean.


A short-range, unitary, ballistic missile, Scud-like target lifts off from the decommissioned USS Tripoli in a Missile Defense Agency flight test on June 5, 2008 at the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii. (credit: U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

Military Conducts Largest, Most Complex Test Of Ballistic Missile Defense System

The U.S. military intercepted four out of five targets over the Pacific Ocean in the largest and most complex test of the nation’s ballistic missile defense system, the Missile Defense Agency said.