North Korea has recently successfully tested a new ballistic missile. Experts believe they will have the capability to reach the United States by the end of the year. In response to the North Korean threat, the Pentagon announced that they will soon be testing a new, first-of-a-kind missile interceptor, designed to destroy the type of missiles being developed by North Korea.
The Pentagon announced plans for a test in just a few days that would involve shooting down an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) — similar to what North Korea has launched.
U.S. military personnel plan to launch a custom-made missile from the Marshall Islands and aim to shoot it down in space by firing an interceptor missile from a base in California.
The missile is meant to simulate an ICBM, meaning it will fly faster than missiles used in previous intercept tests, according to Christopher Johnson, spokesman for the Missile Defense Agency. The target is not a mock-up of an actual North Korean ICBM…
One of the latest North Korean missile test, launched a medium range missile 1,200 miles into space. When the missile reentered the earth’s atmosphere, it landed just 60 miles from the east coast of Russia. The new missile interceptor may well be necessary to not only protect the US west coast but Hawaii as well.