The U.S. Agency for missile defense announced the successful test of a missile complex THAAD, CNN television reported, citing a Ministry statement.
It is noted that the test conducted today in Alaska. THAAD successfully hit the target.
Agency Director Lieutenant General Samuel greaves said that he was proud of those who carried out the test. He stressed that this test again demonstrates the ability of THAAD to intercept and destroy ballistic missiles.
An official in the Ministry of defense told CNN that the test is not associated with the launch of the DPRK on 4 July Intercontinental ballistic missiles.
July 8, Reuters wrote that the United States plan to test anti-missile complex THAAD in connection with missile launches conducted by North Korea. It was noted that the testing was planned a month ago.
July 4 North Korea launched Intercontinental ballistic missiles from its Eastern coast towards the sea of Japan. A shell fell in the exclusive economic zone of Japan.
North Korean television told about a «successful» missile test «And 14».
In the United States noted that the DPRK launched a ballistic missile capable of reaching Alaska, and initiated a closed meeting of the UN Security Council.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN called the recent missile launch «a gift to Americans for independence Day». Prior to that, he has repeatedly stated that the country will increase its nuclear strike capability to attack American targets.
In response, American and South Korean military conducted missile firing in the waters of the territorial waters of South Korea. Later they worked strikes on key targets in North Korea.
July 5, U.S. permanent representative to the UN, Nikki Haley said that the United States is working on a draft resolution calling for tougher sanctions against the DPRK. She also noted that the U.S. was willing to use military force against North Koreii, «if required».
One of the complexes THAAD is located in South Korea.
In the United States announced successful test of a missile complex THAAD 11.07.2017