US Military’s New Kinetic Energy Missile Defense System

The Missile Defense Agency and Lockheed Martin conducted a successful flight test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Weapon System at the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, HI. This flight test was THAAD’s seventh intercept to date and proved the system’s ability to intercept a unitary target in the low endo-atmosphere.

Documentary on the THAAD system from the Discovery Channels ‘Future Weapons’ (skip to 2:35)

THAAD Missile Defense Diagram

THAAD Missile In Flight

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