Missile defense test scheduled
30th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published December 10, 2010
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Missile Defense Agency plans to conduct a flight test involving the launch of a ground-based interceptor from the Ronald W. Reagan Missile Defense Site here Dec. 14 with a launch window of 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.