CNN: Pentagon tests missile defense systems to intercept North Korea’s missile
In the first test the USS will be running an advanced interceptor missile that was tested only once.
NEW YORK, April 19. /Offset. TASS Ivan sawyers/. The United States military twice in may will test its missile defense system, simulating the interception of missiles launched from the DPRK. This was reported on Tuesday by CNN.
According to his sources in the Pentagon, in the first test the USS will be running an advanced interceptor missile. Before that it had been tested only once.
In the second case applied will launch ground-based interceptors. They are located in the States of Alaska and California. During these exercises, the us military tries to intercept a missile over the Pacific ocean. According to the source channel, only half of the trials of this system in the past was successful.
The situation on the Korean Peninsula escalated in early last year, when Pyongyang carried out a nuclear test and later launched a ballistic missile artificial satellite of the Earth. In September 2016, the DPRK conducted another nuclear test, and over the years has produced more than 20 rocket launches. On Sunday, the DPRK conducted attempt another rocket launch, which, according to the armed forces of the United States, have been unsuccessful — the rocket exploded shortly after launch.