As NKorea threat grows, US plans next anti-ICBM test in 2018

As NKorea threat grows, US plans next anti-ICBM test in 2018The US military will follow up its experimental shoot-down of an intercontinental ballistic missile by firing two interceptors simultaneously at an incoming dummy warhead in a “real world” test next year, a Pentagon official said Wednesday. The high-tech, extremely costly tests of US missile defenses come as North Korea continues to push ahead with development of potentially nuclear-tipped ICBMs. Wednesday’s first-ever success at knocking a mock-up ICBM out of the sky as it headed toward the United States was called a “critical milestone” in firming up the country’s missile defenses.



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