SBX Encounters Problems During Ground-Based Midcourse Defense Test

/ February 10, 2010 at 5:00 AM
A Ground-based Midcourse Defense system interceptor failed to hit its target and the Sea-Based X-band radar encountered problems during a test late last month, according to the Missile Defense Agency. While a target missile successfully launched from Kwajalein Atoll in the southern Pacific at around 3:40 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Jan. 31 and the Ground-Based Interceptor took off six minutes later from Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA, the intercept itself did not take place, the agency said in a...

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