An advanced ground-based missile system for capturing and destroying ballistic missiles has been successfully tested in the United States.
The United States launched a rocket from a mine at Vanderberg in California.
During the test, the US military tested for the first time a system that uses only two of the three rocket stages. It is noted that such a system starts faster and hits targets. Even after launch, the technology will help to assess the situation again and make a final decision.
According to preliminary data, the military has achieved all the assigned tasks, but specialists have yet to check the telemetry for final conclusions.
During the tests, a mock rocket was used, and not a full-fledged sample, in order to reduce military costs.
As a result, the new system can intercept and engage medium and long-range ballistic missiles.