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Report: DoD Elevates Counter-ICBM Capacity Assessment

The Defense Department has stepped up its strategy to assess potential systems against intercontinental ballistic missile threats, Reuters reported Wednesday. DoD elevated anti-ICBM technology assessment efforts following the completion of a simulated ICBM interception test last month at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. A June 6 department memo seen by Reuters says the Boeing-built Ground-Based …

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MDA Conducts Ground-Based Ballistic Missile Defense Intercept Trial

The Missile Defense Agency conducted an initial live-fire test Tuesday of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense platform component of the ballistic missile defense system. MDA said Tuesday a land-based interceptor that launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California used its exo-atmospheric kill vehicle to intercept and destroy an intercontinental ballistic missile that took off from …

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Air Force Unmanned Space Plane Lands at Kennedy Space Center

The U.S. Air Force‘s unmanned reusable space plane has arrived from an on-orbit mission at the shuttle landing facility of NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center. The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle mission 4 performed on-orbit experiments during its 718-day mission, which brings the total number of days spent in space for the OTV program to 2,085 …

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Air Force Conducts Minuteman III Missile Flight Test

The U.S. Air Force has completed a test flight of the Boeing-built Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system. The ICBM platform with test re-entry vehicles traveled for approximately 4,200 miles and reached its target destination in the Marshall Islands after it launched Wednesday at 11:39 p.m. Pacific time from Vandenberg …

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