May 30, 2017 - The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, in
cooperation with the U.S. Air Force 30th Space Wing, the
Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated
Missile Defense and U.S. Northern Command successfully
intercepted an intercontinental ballistic missile target
during a test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense
(GMD) element of the nation's ballistic missile defense
system. A ground-based interceptor was launched from
Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, and its exo-atmospheric kill vehicle intercepted and destroyed
the target in a direct collision.
U.S. Missile Defense Agency video by
Leah Garton Video edited with music by USA Patriotism!