The test took place in the Pacific ocean.
The test took place in the Pacific ocean. The result is a “key moment” in the development of American missile defense, said the military.
In the operation participated the destroyer John Finn, who was inducted into the U.S. Navy in 2017. He found and seized a rocket-the target which zapustili from the West coast of Hawaii.
The United States and Japan since 2006 developing missiles jointly. It is intended to replace the previous modification of the SM-3. The novelty has a greater kinetic energy interceptor, a new touch instrument, as well as increased range and speed of destruction.
It destroys the target by physically colliding with it. The flight speed of missiles is 4.5 kilometers per second, and limit its range to 2700 kilometers.
It is noted that the interceptor missile will be installed on offshore and onshore platforms On Aegis Ashore, including on the territory of Romania, Poland, and Japan, concerned about the nuclear missile programme of the DPRK.
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