More progress in our anti-missile defense. This one is fired from the USS Lake Erie.
The shit we have is impressive as hell.
Of course, a lot of our R & D will take a huge hit with our budget issues, but we aren’t alone in that.
Now if we can just figure out how to keep the damn Chinese the hell out of our computer systems, then we might be getting somewhere.
At any rate, there’s video at the site of the intercept.
Reminds me of when I was in Desert Storm. I saw a Patriot missile shoot down a Scud missile. But that’s another story, isn’t it?
Video released by the Department of Defence shows what it claims to be the first successful test of the Navy’s newest anti-missile interceptor.
U.S. forces said they had destroyed a target in the first successful test of the Navy’s newest anti-missile interceptor, designed to protect allies from attacks by countries like North Korea and Iran.
A target ballistic missile was downed near Hawaii late on Wednesday by the latest Raytheon Co-built Standard Missile-3 interceptor, the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency (MDA) said.
The advanced interceptor is key to the next phase of an anti-missile shield being built by the United States in and around Europe.
via Video: US downs missile with new interceptor – Telegraph.