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Missile defense test delayed

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Today's scheduled Missile Defense Agency ground-based interceptor flight test has been delayed due to poor weather conditions downrange.

The flight test has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 15, with a launch window from 8 a.m. to noon.

The ground-based interceptor test will defend against an intermediate-range ballistic missile target launched from Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands.

The operationally-configured interceptor is designed to intercept and destroy a ballistic missile warhead as part of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense element of the integrated Ballistic Missile Defense System.

This will be the fourth launch of an operationally configured ground-based interceptor from Vandenberg AFB.