U.S. to intercept IRBM target using THAAD

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) confirmed to Reuters that it will be carrying out a test in the coming days to intercept an intermediate-range ballistic missile target using the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system.

Photo Credit: Ben Listerman, Missile Defense Agency

Photo Credit: Ben Listerman, Missile Defense Agency


“The test is designated as Flight Test THAAD (FTT)-18,” a MDA spokesman said. The THAAD system in this test is based in Alaska.

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