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US successfully conducts THAAD missile defense system test in Alaska
19:43, 30 July 2017
US successfully conducts THAAD missile defense system test in Alaska

MDA Head Sam Greaves said that this test will help the US "stay one step ahead of the growing threat"

19:43, 30 July 2017

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The United States conducted test of THAAD anti-ballistic missile defense unit in Alaska, the NBC television channel said on Sunday referring to military officials, Interfax reports.

"The anti-missile defense agency and the 11th anti-aircraft artillery brigade from Fort Bliss (Texas) conducted a successful missile test using the THAAD system," the MDA said in a statement.

It is noted that the launch of a ballistic missile was made by one of the US Air Force aircrafts, it was intercepted by the ABM system. At the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the test was called "successful."

As reported, South Korea is deploying 4 additional subdivisions of the US THAAD missile defense system in response to the launch of missile by DPRK.

Earlier, the Ministry of Defense of South Korea reported that the US military in response to a North Korean ballistic missile test will transfer strategically important weapons systems to South Korea.

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