u.s. missile test

Last week, North Korea successfully test-launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile capable of hitting Alaska.

This week, the U.S. Air Force responded by successfully test-firing the THAAD anti-ballistic missile system. Soldiers in Alaska were able to intercept a target missile launched from an Air Force cargo plane north of Hawaii:

“I couldn’t be more proud of the government and contractor team who executed this flight test today,” said Missile Defense Agency Director Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves. “This test further demonstrates the capabilities of the THAAD weapon system and its ability to intercept and destroy ballistic missile threats. THAAD continues to protect our citizens, deployed forces and allies from a real and growing threat.”

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Soldiers from the 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade on Kodiak conducted launches using the same procedures they would use in an actual combat scenario, the statement read. Soldiers operating the equipment were not aware of the actual target launch time.

Even more impressive, the U.S. has a perfect 14 for 14 record on hitting targets.

North Korea can try to intimidate us – but they don’t know who they’re dealing with!

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Source: Fox News

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