U.S. successfully tests shooting down ballistic missile
Aug 31, 2017, 01:22
A Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) guided missile is launched from the Navy destroyer USS John Paul Jones during a successful defense test on August 29, 2017, that intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile target.
The U.S. military shot down a medium-range ballistic missile during a test off Hawaii, officials said.
"We will continue developing ballistic missile defense technologies to stay ahead of the threat as it evolves", Greaves said.
Guided-missile destroyers such as the John Paul Jones could be used to intercept a North Korean missile from locations in the Sea of Japan and elsewhere in the Pacific.
This is the second time a SM-6 missile has intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile target, according to the MDA.
The target was successfully intercepted by SM-6 missiles fired from the USS John Paul Jones.
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