Lockheed Martin´s (NYSE: LMT) has announced its THAAD system (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) has intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) target during a missile defense test led by the US Missile Defense Agency, the company said.
With support from the US Army, the THAAD system, located at US Army Garrison Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, detected, tracked and intercepted a threat representative target using a THAAD launcher that was positioned at distance from the other THAAD end items.
The THAAD radar detected, acquired and tracked the target. The THAAD system then developed a fire control solution and launched an interceptor from a remotely-located THAAD launcher that destroyed the target´s reentry vehicle.
This was the 16th successful intercept in 16 attempts for the THAAD system since 2005.
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