Tests begin with interceptors for new base-protection missile shield

By Sebastian Sprenger / March 30, 2016 at 9:05 AM
Army officials have begun a series of tests to determine the performance of various missiles that could function as interceptors under the service's Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2-Intercept program, the service has announced. The Army wants to use its existing inventory of munitions as part of the program, developing only a new Multi-Mission Launcher to keep costs down. The effort follows the successful deployment of C-RAM systems -- Counter Rocket, Mortar and Artillery -- to Iraq in previous years...

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