Next National Missile Defense Test Set For July 14

By Thomas Duffy / July 6, 2001 at 5:00 AM
The Defense Department announced today that it has scheduled an intercept test of the National Missile Defense system for July 14. A prototype kinetic kill interceptor will try to locate and hit a ballistic missile carrying a mock warhead over the Pacific Ocean, according to a DOD statement. The flight test launch window is set for 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. EDT. Each NMD intercept test is estimated to cost about $100 million, according to the Pentagon. This will be...

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