A screen grab from a video shows an SM-3 Block IIA missile being launched from a US Navy ship to intercept a mock ICBM. Photo: US Missile Defence Agency handout A screen grab from a video shows an SM-3 Block IIA missile being launched from a US Navy ship to intercept a mock ICBM. Photo: US Missile Defence Agency handout
A screen grab from a video shows an SM-3 Block IIA missile being launched from a US Navy ship to intercept a mock ICBM. Photo: US Missile Defence Agency handout

US shoots down mock intercontinental ballistic missile with ship-based interceptor

  • Successful test is a first for the Pentagon, as previous trials had used land-based systems at underground silos
  • While such defences protect the US against a North Korean strike, experts say they could push China and Russia to grow their nuclear arsenals

Topic |   Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles
A screen grab from a video shows an SM-3 Block IIA missile being launched from a US Navy ship to intercept a mock ICBM. Photo: US Missile Defence Agency handout A screen grab from a video shows an SM-3 Block IIA missile being launched from a US Navy ship to intercept a mock ICBM. Photo: US Missile Defence Agency handout
A screen grab from a video shows an SM-3 Block IIA missile being launched from a US Navy ship to intercept a mock ICBM. Photo: US Missile Defence Agency handout
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