U.S. THAAD system can only shoot down medium-range and short-range missile
The U.S. military provided the photos on this test, according to U.S. media
June 30 news, the U.S. military in Hawaii, Local 28 successfully implemented a significant missile intercept test.
night in Kauai, Hawaii’s Pacific Missile Range, Fort Bliss, Texas from the U.S. 6th Air Defense Artillery Brigade soldiers successfully launched interceptor missile, hit an accurate issued from the sea short-range ballistic missiles. While this short-range missiles in the evening 9:30 from a retired U.S. amphibious assault ship-launched, intercept the soldiers responsible for firing range is not clear beforehand While the target launch time. U.S. Missile Defense Agency said the test results show that made such a complete success. “The current data show that we achieved the goals set before.”
The test was the U.S. military “Terminal High Altitude Area Defense,” Missile System (THAAD) test carried out in the seventh, after 6 tests were successful. The system also includes a floating platform and sea-based anti-ballistic missile radars and so on. “End of the high-altitude missile defense system” is mainly to “the missile hit the missile” approach, in the enemy’s ballistic missile re-entry on the occasion, be destroyed. Compared to the “Patriot” missiles, it can intercept targets flying higher and therefore the scope of protection is greater. But even so, “the end of high-altitude missile defense system” is still only shoot down medium-range and short-range missiles, intercontinental ballistic missile is still on the powerless. In 28 trials, the U.S. interceptor missiles in the “lowest ever” shot down on the height of the target.
the U.S. military in Kauai two of the country to test the missile defense system, in addition to “Terminal High Altitude Area Defense,” missile system, there are sea-based “Aegis” anti-missile system. U.S. Missile Defense Agency is responsible for cooperation and coordination with the armed forces of the U.S. missile test. Washington had said the development of a missile defense system is mainly to deal with North Korea and Iran’s ballistic missiles. United States is in Alaska, California and are equipped with anti-missile base in Poland, the Czech Republic set up early warning radar system.
local time at 3:40 on June 30, U.S. Air Force from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., test-fired a “militia -3″ intercontinental ballistic missile. The U.S. military said in a statement, the test is to test the stability of this type of missile, the missile flew over 6720 km in the Pacific successfully hit a target located near the Marshall Islands.
(Source: China Daily Tung Wai)