U.S. land-based long-range missile interception test cost $ 115 million (Figure)
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WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (Xinhua reporter Wang Wei Yang Qingchuan) today announced a U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Eastern Time the same day 15:29 (Beijing time at 4:29 on the 6th), the U.S. military successfully conducted over the Pacific Ocean a “close combat” of long-range missile intercept test.
Defense Department spokesman Bryan Whitman said in the experiments, a launch from Vandenberg, California, the interceptor missile successfully intercepted a launch from Kodiak, Alaska to intercept target missile.
This is the United States since last September for the first time the missile defense system to intercept long-range missile test at a cost of $ 115 million. According to the U.S. military said, compared with the previous test, the test in flight distance, trajectory, speed and firing rules are closer to the real.
U.S. missile defense, including land, sea and air, etc., this is for long-range land-based missile intercept test. In the past nine times for land-based long-range missile intercept test, six times to be successful.
the Bush administration came to power in 2001 and vigorously promote the construction of the missile defense system, with the annual cost of over $ 10 billion. U.S. defense of this costly project is value for money has been controversial. President-elect Obama has said that only proved really effective missile defense system, he will continue to develop missile defense system.