US Conducts THAAD Intercept Amid North Korea Tensions

WASHINGTON — The U.S. has scrambled non-nuclear heavy bombers and conducted another pre-planned Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (Thaad) intercept in the wake of Pyongyang’s second successful intercontinental ballistic missile launch.
In an early morning announcement on July 30, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) said it has tested Thaad against an air-launched medium-range ballistic missile target, deployed from the back of a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III.
The Thaad intercept was …

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