US missile defense agency big show
America’s Missile Defense Agency has succeeded in killing an intercontinental missile in space with an interceptor missile for the first time. The M-3 Block IIA missile is designed by American company Raytheon and Mitsubisi of Japan. This interceptor missile was fired from a warship, this is the first test of its kind.
- Last Updated:November 18, 2020, 11:20 AM IST
The US used to destroy offensive missiles with ground-based launchers deployed in Alaska and California until now. It is being told that SM-3 Block IIA, a missile fired from the US Navy’s Guided Missile Destroyer USS John Finn, destroyed the ICBM in space itself. This test was carried out off the coast of Hawaii. Officials said the interceptor missile (missile interceptor) was released from a US Navy vessel on Tuesday that killed the experimental ICBM at sea. Earlier the interceptor missile was launched from an underground hub to target the ICBM, and its sequel successfully test fired an enemy long-range missile from the base of a more challenging vessel, which led to the Pentagon’s existing missile defense system. Has increased credibility and trust.
The Missile Defense Agency successfully intercepted a test ICBM missile with a smaller intercepter missile fired from a Navy ship, marking the first time the agency has carried out such a test. https://t.co/45DuqYtXXg pic.twitter.com/FiroLMkogJ
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North Korea-China are under increasing threat
The US military conducted this test on 16 November. The SM-3 Block IIA missile is designed by American company Raytheon and Mitsubisi of Japan. The test conducted by the US on Tuesday will attract the attention of North Korea, which is developing intercontinental ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons, and because of which the Pentagon has been strengthening the missile defense system for the past decade. North Korea has recently announced to refrain from testing ICBM missiles and not to continue nuclear testing, but Pyongyog ruler Kim Jong Un’s intention was to succeed after the election of Joe Biden as President Trump’s successor in the US. There is uncertainty about this.
John Hill, vice-admiral of the Navy and director of the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency, said the missile test on Tuesday was a spectacular and significant achievement for the program. He said that the ship-based missile defense system is more capable of detecting and tracking enemy missiles and it will give America an edge in dealing with the threat of unbelievably increased missile attack. However, he did not name North Korea during this time.
According to the Pentagon, the updated version of the Aegis SM-3 missile was launched by the US Navy Destroyer stationed northeast of the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday and its target is the ICBM model released from the Kwajalein Atoll test range of Marshall Islands, US Was However, the targeted ICBM was not equipped with the complex techniques that the American interceptor missile would have to face during the actual attack. Officials said the test was to be held last spring but it was delayed due to restrictions imposed due to the corona virus epidemic.