US tests interceptor designed to strike down incoming ballistic missiles amid growing North Korean threats

US tests interceptor designed to strike down incoming ballistic missiles amid growing North Korean threatsThe US has successfully tested a long-range interceptor designed to shoot down intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) for the first time, the military reports. The interceptor – frequently described as a “high-speed effort to hit a bullet with another bullet” – was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. It met an ICBM fired by the US from the Marshall Islands somewhere over the Pacific Ocean.



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