This was reported by the US Missile Defense Agency

The US Missile Defense Agency said on Saturday that a US warship during the test failed to intercept a target-a medium-range ballistic missile.

“The purpose of the tests was to demonstrate the ability of the ship, equipped with the Aegis system, to detect, track, hit, and intercept a target in the form of a medium-range ballistic missile,” the agency said in a statement. We are talking about a salvo of two Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) Dual II missiles.

“However, the interception did not take place,” the authors of the statement said, without specifying details. The location of the test is not reported. The Missile Defense Agency, part of the Ministry of Defense, regularly conducts tests of missile defense systems. Earlier, the agency successfully conducted tests by intercepting SM-6 missiles.