MDA demos new remote launcher in bid to expand THAAD's defensive umbrella

By Jason Sherman / August 30, 2019 at 1:01 PM
The Missile Defense Agency notched a significant achievement in the effort to bolster defenses against North Korea's medium-range ballistic missile threats during a test today, assessing a new, government-designed launcher for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system that promises to extend THAAD's defensive reach. During an Aug. 30 flight test at the Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll, MDA and soldiers from Ft. Bliss, TX, executed an intercept of an air-launched, medium-range ballistic missile target during an event designated...

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