Upgraded Ground-Based Interceptor Defeats IRBM In MDA Test

An upgraded Ground-Based Interceptor launches from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, on Dec. 11.

Credit: Missile Defense Agency
The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) on Dec. 11 successfully tested an upgraded Ground-Based Interceptor (GBI), intercepting an Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) in a demonstration of the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense system to intercept incoming threats. The test focused on the Boeing-led...

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