Dangerous situ what with Russians being right there witnessing it all
Comment by tonytran2015: This is an experiment to improve the anti-missile defense system for Israel against missiles from its neighbors. Mainland US needs no defense against Mid-Range Missiles.
The US Missile Defense Agency said that an Aegis ship fired two SM-6 interceptors, but failed to hit a medium range ballistic target – with a Russian intelligence-gathering vessel allegedly closely monitoring the botched test.
“The objective of the test was to demonstrate the capability of a ballistic missile defense (BMD)-configured Aegis ship to detect, track, engage and intercept a medium range ballistic missile target,” the US Missile Defense Agency said in a brief statement.
However, an intercept was not achieved.
US officials are now conducting an “extensive review to determine the cause of any problems which may have prevented a successful intercept and will thoroughly analyze the results.” Also on rt.com STRATCOM chief claims nuclear war with Russia or China…
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