The United States held on Monday test of a missile defense system by the successful launch of two interceptor missiles designed to intercept Intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). About this informed the journalist of Bloomberg Anthony Capaccio with reference to sources in the Pentagon.
“Test of two ground-based missiles conducted by the US missile defense Agency were successful,” he wrote on his Twitter page.
The Pentagon has not yet officially confirmed this information.
The launch was carried out with the US air force base Vandenberg in California, according to local media. At the same time, the tests were not officially announced, as they usually do.
As reported earlier by Bloomberg, citing sources, the tests will simulate the destruction of ICBMs launched towards the United States “by opponents such as North Korea or Iran”. Anti-missiles are equipped with warheads manufactured by the American Corporation Raytheon. The launch, if it successful, will be the first test of the missile defense system since May 2017, the Agency noted.